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Is this really worth S$105 Million?

Postby CardZeus » Fri, 07 Apr 2006 2:24 pm

Granted it's a great painting, but is it really worth $105 million???


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Postby dot dot dot » Fri, 07 Apr 2006 2:58 pm

It is a commercial value cardzeus, just as they paid 65 million USD for Van Gogh's sunflowers.

Those really outrageously expensive paintings are 99% in possession of investment companies, mostly America or Japanese. It is a marketing tool for them, as well as an investment.

Hard to put a price in dollars on the real artistic value of any painting I think.

Nice painting though...

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Postby Baron Greenback » Fri, 07 Apr 2006 4:19 pm

Turner's painting of Venice is a wonderful work. I wonder what he would say if he knew what someone just paid for it?

Probably something that would be a little too obscene to put in a forum :wink:
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Postby Rose_YG » Fri, 07 Apr 2006 10:12 pm

Fine, even if it's worth that much... I still love my Rothko!!!
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Postby Baron Greenback » Sat, 08 Apr 2006 3:59 pm

If you are interested in art have a go at this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/ ... rveys/art/

Basically the hypothesis for the test is that your personality type is linked to your preference in art, my result was that I am out going & like abstract art.

It does take a few minurtes as you have to look at quite a few peices of art, so make sure you have 10 mins spare before you start
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Postby dot dot dot » Sat, 08 Apr 2006 11:52 pm

Nice to do the test baron, bit predictable though...

And one gets a lable on the forehead when liking two paintings of the same artform.... I am labeled Cubism lover..... :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 09 Apr 2006 12:56 am

Your favourite type of art is Japanese ukiyo-e.

In the personality profile you had a high conscientiousness score, which suggests you have a strong sense of responsibility and a good eye for detail.

People who are the same age and sex as you are most likely to prefer Impressionism

People who also score highly in your dominant personality trait are most likely to prefer Impressionism

Kind of an oddball I guess. But I already knew that! :lol:

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Postby Rose_YG » Sun, 09 Apr 2006 9:19 pm

Cool site.But all the paintings that were shown were not to my liking. :?

It's 'neither dislike or like' !! In the end the result showed that i like Impressionism :shock:

However, I am more into abstract arts ..

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Re: Is this really worth S$105 Million?

Postby renter » Sun, 09 Apr 2006 10:31 pm

CardZeus wrote:Granted it's a great painting, but is it really worth $105 million???


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Just as if you take a suitcase of cash notes worth $105 million. Without the value printed on it, they can't even be used as toilet paper for being too hard.

This $105m is the market value. As we know market value, it is by supply and demand which human psychology plays a very large role.

Today if you bid it for $1billion, then it would worth $1 billion. :)

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Postby bushbride » Mon, 10 Apr 2006 9:01 pm

Beautiful painting! Turner right? The clouds and afternoon sun colours are a give away for his work. I do much prefer Turner's water patintings over his war paintings.

Who purchased it? Was it a British art gallery - I forget the name of the gallery, but they have quite a Turner collection.


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