Synchromysticism

" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

June 12, 2011

$26,400???

I've just read an article about the art scene, and I was gobsmacked that Adam Cullen's painting Playtime sold for $26,400 (see painting below).
Adam Cullen's Playtime
I'm not saying it's bad, I just can't believe the price tag. 
It just amazes me how much paintings sell for.
Which reminded me of one of the funniest documentaries I've seen all year, starring one of my favourite artists...Banksy.
It's called Exit Through the Gift Shop.
I bought a copy, I loved it that much.
But you should be able to rent a copy at your local DVD store.
You can see the trailer here...but it doesn't do the film justice,
...or your can watch the whole film here, starting with part , and then using the side bar for 2 through 8.
Although I don't know how long this link will last.
Maybe a bit longer than a Banksy artwork?- ) 
Great movie.
This guy is a genius.

But then, what would I know about art? 
I'm just a forklift driver ;-)

4 comments:

karena said...

Loved this video...watched it twice. Banksy was behind it I think...even thought they tried to make it seem he was elusive. I love his sense of humor. And 26,400 holy sh*t...that's a lot money. I was exploring some of our Chicago artists that were only discovered after their deaths. I don't like that they're considered outsider artists because they aren't formally schooled...that really gets me. They are just as talented..and art like beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

T said...

Wow. That's a ton of $ for that painting. For any painting. But that painting?? Well, what the hell do I know. I'm a writer.

T said...

Off topic - did you read the 12th Insight?

Brizdaz (Darren) said...

Yeah,I did a 2 star review of it on Amazon under the name Brizdaz.
It was pretty ordinary.
I can't recommend spending your hard earned cash on that one.But I think you and Megan would love "The Aquarians" by Eric Rankin.
That's a book I'm not frightened to recommend.