Thursday, November 15, 2007

'Hanging Heart' sets auction record - Yahoo! News


'Hanging Heart' sets auction record

Am I daft or is the art world insane??
I'm thinking it's the latter.
This piece of art was just auctioned off by Sotheby's for $23.6 million. It is the the most expensive piece by a living artist ever auctioned.
I just don't see $23.6 million worth of art here. Frankly, I don't see $23.60.

I guess this piece is considered to be one of the artist's most important works. I wonder what the less impressive pieces are like. This just looks like a giant cheesy Christmas ornament to me.

The article says the previous record holding artwork was something called Lullaby Spring which was a stainless steel cabinet filled with over 6,000 handcrafted and painted pills.
Huh?
That sold for $19.5 million.

Maybe I'm an unsophisticated rube, but I just don't get this "art"

5 comments:

Amy said...

Is it filled with its weight in candy?

Jessica said...

sadly no. it is not the world's most expensive pinata.

debdills said...

art is pricey.... even student art....
I just dropped $70 on blown glass pumpkins.... yes, pumpkins. it has taken me 3 years of really wanting one to give in. and in a most unfortunate event where i hadn't yet had my morning cup o' joe, i just couldn't resist...

i guess because things are 'original' but jeeeeeze!

Jessica said...

I've seen glass blown (that sounds dirty) and it's really difficult. THAT I understand.
But, this silly metal heart...
I'm sorry. That's just not worth many millions of dollars.
It's just not.

debdills said...

agreed.

btw, i received my package. woot! sorry i haven't sent an email thanking ya...