Friday, April 23, 2010

Record breaking art sale

About to break Canadian records for the most expensive piece of art work sold is this subtle work by Agnes Martin created in 1965. The piece is nearly two-metre-wide painting titled The Desert.

The record is currently held by 19th-century artist Paul Kane's Scene in the Northwest Portrait, a wintry view of a man and dog team in pioneer-era Canada that sold for nearly $5.1 million at a 2002 auction in Toronto.

But Martin's image — an extremely subtle grid of light grey pencil lines set against a soft beige background of acrylic paint — is expected to sell for between $4 million and $6 million next month in New York at a Sotheby's auction of contemporary art.

There is no need to adjust your monitors... 
you are seeing this correctly.
So I present the question again
Is this art?

What about these images posted below...

Snap shots or Art?

Would it make a difference to know that Ansel Adams took the photos... well, he did take one
the other is of my beautiful Mother In Law.

So are photographers artist? Any photographer? All photographers? Is a snap shot art?

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