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What do you think is the biggest art scandal in the past century?

 
 
hightor
 
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Reply Wed 26 Oct, 2022 10:15 am
Digital "art" software – okay as a conversation starter but foisting this crap off as "fine art" is, in my opinion, scandalous.

https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftse2.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOIP.27dG8anyTy224LpLRdWIKwHaHa%26pid%3DApi&f=1&ipt=80aab112199dcc242c94a63b30aebcc1564a637716b2db7fbf63bd30e4ad7984&ipo=imageshttps://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bigacrylic.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F03%2Feverything_3370412k.jpg&f=1&nofb=1&ipt=dbaed7577c0fc5af1c0cf8abc8429c33d8fb87e67ba120eedd8f974d36872c04&ipo=imageshttps://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftse4.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOIP.zp03N3PBGRNKTYk2qenulwHaFd%26pid%3DApi&f=1&ipt=a4bcfbc5838d333bf3af58ca8b334b4f750649353ad0f3c646b14e8a30afcf27&ipo=images

(The first one looks a lot like the work of Miro or Kandinsky.)
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Wed 26 Oct, 2022 04:03 pm
This site generates some pretty good art.

https://thisartworkdoesnotexist.com/

https://i.ibb.co/k4K37WP/thisartworkdoesnotexist-1.jpg

Too bad they're not desktop sized.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 27 Oct, 2022 11:14 am
One of the paintings by the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian has decades hung upside down in the Kunstsammlung Nordrhei-Westfalen in Düsseldorf.
The German museum revealed this at a press conference at the opening of an exhibition in honor of Mondrian’s 150th birthday. The museum added the painting to its collection in 1980.

https://i.imgur.com/PC1fbGO.jpg
"New York City I" (1941)

In a photograph taken shortly after Mondrian's death in his studio, the tape painting can still be seen in a different orientation on the easel: The denser stripes are on the upper edge and thus run exactly as in the oil painting with the same title in Paris.

The mistake, however, does not lie in Düsseldorf: the tape painting had already been turned 180 degrees shortly after Mondrian's death in 1944. The picture has already been entered into the catalogue raisonné in the wrong orientation.

The Kunstsammlung does not want to turn the tape painting around, primarily for restoration reasons. For years, the adhesive strips have hung in one direction; a rotation could be fatal.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 16 Nov, 2022 08:07 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Seems unethical and a conflict of interest. Helping to blow up the art world bubble. At one point, it's going to pop.

A Hack Has Revealed What Many Long Suspected: The Owners of Auction Houses Are Also Some of Their Best Customers
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Thu 17 Nov, 2022 07:54 am
@hightor,
As a draftsman dragged kicking and screaming away from vellum and lead, compasses, dividers, electric erasers (had to be forced to get one) into CAD, what I know (I teach oil painting) is: the computer, screen, software are all just another easel and canvas, brushes and chisels, and new techniques.

It's all art or with the potential to be art.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Thu 17 Nov, 2022 07:58 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

Seems unethical and a conflict of interest. Helping to blow up the art world bubble. At one point, it's going to pop.

A Hack Has Revealed What Many Long Suspected: The Owners of Auction Houses Are Also Some of Their Best Customers


The problem is not the art. It's the marketing and layers of middlemen getting their cut, and the fucked up tax laws regarding write-offs on questionable valuations of art pieces.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 21 Nov, 2022 04:28 pm
Art Industry News: Banksy Encourages Fans to Shoplift From Guess After the Brand ‘Helped Themselves’ to His Imagery + Other Stories
https://imgur.com/c3gPvPk.jpg
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Thu 24 Nov, 2022 11:02 am
@tsarstepan,
I totally get it. Corporations want 'edgey' without either going to the edge or acknowledgement (paying or crediting for copying rights) of 'edgey' artists.

Who's in more trouble: the thieves exploiting the art, or the thieves who take the art?
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