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PostSubject: Would you pay $72 million...   Thu May 17, 2007 10:03 pm

...for this painting?



An anonymous bidder paid $72.8 million for this 1950 work by American abstract artist Mark Rothko at Sotheby's auction house in New York last night.

I don't know about you guys, but $72 million is more than I make in a whole year. This painting would not be at the top of my shopping list.
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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Thu May 17, 2007 10:20 pm

I would pay $72 million for it...as long as I could turn around and sell it for $73 million the next day, pay off my $72 million debt (to buy it in the first place), and live like a queen off the remaining million. LOL!





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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Thu May 17, 2007 10:53 pm

*Savannah quickly gets out her paint set*


That's amazing. Not the painting - just the price.
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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Fri May 18, 2007 9:05 am

I would not!! That doesn't seem worth it..
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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Fri May 18, 2007 9:11 am

Nope!
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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Fri May 18, 2007 10:32 am

ROTFL You've got to be kidding me!
Sometimes I don't understand the 'Art' world....
There are some paintings out there... like the above... lol, that look like kids made them or anyone... but since we are not famous, our paintings are worth nothing! But if you are famous... seems like you can just grab a brush and splatter it all around the canvas and it's worth millions... Huh?


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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Fri May 18, 2007 2:07 pm

This 1950 work by Jackson Pollock - "Number 5" - reportedly sold for 140 million last year.

Look upon it and bask in its beauty...

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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Fri May 18, 2007 2:27 pm

I rest my case.... :shifty:


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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Fri May 18, 2007 3:36 pm

It looks like a kingergarten student painted that. So no, I would definately not pay $72 million for that.


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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Fri May 18, 2007 3:39 pm

Rob wrote:
This 1950 work by Jackson Pollock - "Number 5" - reportedly sold for 140 million last year.

Look upon it and bask in its beauty...


I can do that with crayon shavings and a warm iron!!! In fact, I have done this with my preschool classes in the past. Crayon shavings, wax paper and a warm iron!!! ROTFL



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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Fri May 18, 2007 4:09 pm

If I was mentally ill, high on drugs and suffering from a complete lack of common sense...I might consider it...otherwise, no.
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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Fri May 18, 2007 4:18 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Sat May 19, 2007 12:32 pm

Hey Rob, are you sure this painting was done by Mark Rothko??? I could swear this painting was done by my younger daughter Lea. :scratch:



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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Sat May 19, 2007 3:39 pm

Hmm... maybe "Mark Rothko" is just the name Lea uses when she paints? Have you noticed $72 million in her piggy bank that wasn't there before? :sillySmiley:
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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Sat May 19, 2007 10:49 pm

Rob wrote:
Hmm... maybe "Mark Rothko" is just the name Lea uses when she paints? Have you noticed $72 million in her piggy bank that wasn't there before? :sillySmiley:

Pssst Rob..........thank you for buying Lea's painting!!! grinsmiley



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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Sun May 20, 2007 12:16 am

:lol!:


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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Mon May 21, 2007 6:37 pm

Rob wrote:
I don't know about you guys, but $72 million is more than I make in a whole year. This painting would not be at the top of my shopping list.

Well, gee Rob, I don't know what kind of money you make, but $72 million is more than I will make in an entire lifetime, or two, or three........OhMy


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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Wed May 23, 2007 11:33 am

Oh, that was a typo. I meant to say that 72 dollars is more than I make in a year. But I put in a bunch of overtime last month, which is why I could afford the 72.8 million for Lea's painting. :shifty:
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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Wed May 23, 2007 12:25 pm

Rob wrote:
Oh, that was a typo. I meant to say that 72 dollars is more than I make in a year. But I put in a bunch of overtime last month, which is why I could afford the 72.8 million for Lea's painting. :shifty:

Laughing Well, I was wondering because my next question was going to be, "Are ya single?" While I'm not, for that kind of money, I could be. ROTFL


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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Wed May 23, 2007 12:35 pm

Pam! :Hahaha:

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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Wed May 23, 2007 7:59 pm

Oh Savannah, you know you were thinking the same thing! :lol!:


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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Wed May 23, 2007 10:05 pm

Pam!!! I am shocked!!! affraid You are a married woman!!! ROTFL

Ahem...Rob? Well? Are ya single or what?! You can have Lea's painting for FREE!!! batEyes



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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Thu May 24, 2007 8:55 am

Laughing Lily!!


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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Thu May 24, 2007 9:04 am

OMG, I really don't get the 'art world' either!! Good grief...think of all the lives that could be saved by someone who has 72 million dollars to blow. Huh?

Ahem, Rob, I think you have a couple of women after ya! grinsmiley


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PostSubject: Re: Would you pay $72 million...   Thu May 24, 2007 12:03 pm

pamh36 wrote:
Oh Savannah, you know you were thinking the same thing! :lol!:


LOL . . . . See, that's probably why I'm still single........I actually wasn't. :Hahaha:
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