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Hot Fossils and Rebel Matters 206 – “Youth Has No Age” – Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 7:00 pm Leave a comment Go to comments

Picasso’s Boy with a Pipe sold for $104 Million in 2004

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“Art is a lie that makes us realize truth” – Pablo Picasso.

So, here we are four avid art gallery goers, who don’t really like Picasso’s work and never have.  Wait.  Make that 3 1/2 because, to be fair, Special K, though not a huge fan, appreciates his work.   From my point of view he was simply an accident of really good promotion and the sheer volume of work he produced meant that he had to have some hits in contrast to misses.  He reminds of Madonna.  Less on art side but great business sense.  Like Madonna, he had a knack for making money.  These are what these kinds of celebrities should be known for in history:  knowing how to bring in the cash.  In case my opinion isn’t clear,   I consider Picasso quite overrated.

Now many would completely disagree with me, especially given the history of his career.  Sure.  Go ahead. You can.  In June, Special K and I went to see an Art Gallery of Ontario lecture specifically on Picasso and the art market.  Elizabeth Gorayeb and Molly Ott Ambler , vice-presidents from the art auction house Sotheby’s in New York, had some great information to share with us. You can listen to the  entire  lecture at :

http://www.ago.net/picasso-and-the-art-market

Mentioned:  Cecil Beaton, Francoise GilotBoy with a Pipe, Edvard Munch, Kandinsky, Stendhal Syndrome, Rothko,  Antiques Road Show.

Man with a Guitar – Picasso

“Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not.” – Robert Francis Kennedy

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And in case you wondered:  This episode is my 7th year anniversary show.

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