~also livin’ large in the bubble: KOONS & WARHOL
though outsize $$$ numbers for ‘art’ are mindboggling all around, it’s NOT quite a celebration of art, per se.
more like . . . a banking option with benefits !!
you get to diverse your holdings and park your (immense) $$$ in a hard copy hi-end item, that hopefully . . . you fall in love with as well.
and trust me they got it all locked up, among the players . . . very little if ANY, of the action trickles down to the street level art world and/or market.
ANDY WARHOL/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK, via CHRISTIE’S IMAGES – c/o NEW YORK TIMES
“ANDY WARHOL’S 1962 silk-screen work, ‘Statue of Liberty’ sold for $39 million, or $43.7 million with fees (USD). Much was made of the fact that its red and green colors create a 3-D effect.” – NEW YORK TIMES
3-D !! (duh.)
but damn that Andy Warhol, ALWAYS ahead of the pack, or what !! if it isn’t neon pink camo – it’s 3-D !!
the action took place at CHRISTIE’S NYC, Wed Nov 14, 2012.
“Making much of the fact that it is silk-screened in red over green ink on a white background in a way that creates the illusion of a 3-D image, Christie’s tucked cardboard pairs of 3-D glasses into every catalog.” (!!).
JEFF KOONS – STAINLESS STEEL ‘TULIPS. PHOTO: CHRISTIE’S – c/o NEW YORK TIMES
JEFF KOONS (B. 1955) ‘Tulips’, high chromium stainless steel with transparent color coating
80 x 180 x 205 in. Executed in 1995-2004.
at the same auction, ‘Tulips’ . . . “a monumental Jeff Koons sculpture of stainless-steel flowers with transparent color coating, from 1995-2004, also brought a record auction price for that artist, selling to a telephone bidder for $33.6 million, well above its $22 million high estimate.”
see: RECORD-BREAKING PRICES at CHRISTIE’S (above link) as well,
and . . .