Thursday, May 18, 2017

Noted

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a disgusting display of money wasting this is.

All the people who could benefit from that money, and this smirking little shit wastes it on something I wouldn't hang in a dollar slice pizzeria.

Gross.

Spare me the "it's his money" nonsense. Yeah, and I have a right to say he spent an obscene amount of money which could've went to much more worthwhile things.

JQ LLC said...

I saw that painting at the Brooklyn Museum a decade ago. These paintings belong in a museum, not some rich asshole's bathroom in a mansion or a money laundering luxury condo.

It's obscene.

Gojira said...

Bought by a Japanese billionaire, to be put on public display in a museum he is building.

Damn, wish I had thought to go over to his studio on the Bowery and spend a couple of thousand bucks back in the early 1980s, I could cash out today and buy lovely old buildings to prevent them from being torn down!

Anonymous said...

The NYT article said it would be displayed in a museum in Japan. So no worries, JQ LLC.

Anonymous said...

I think Basquiat is overrated.

Anonymous said...

@Gojira: That makes two of us.

@10:15am: You could be right, but something is "worth" whatever someone will pay for it, thus this painting is "worth" $110 million.

Anonymous said...

To all the commmenters:

I wish I had bought.....20/20 hindsight. Doesn't make you smarter.
It deserves to be in a museum......no it doesn't.
He spent a lot of money that could have been used for.......talk to your government about that problem first
It will hang in a public place.....hope the kids don't get scared and have nightmares.
Basquiat is overated....glad to see there is still some sanity out there.

And my personal opinion...yech.

Anonymous said...

9:29

But I would have to read the article to get that information and I'm just not into reading.

Anonymous said...

These paintings belong in the Museum of Not Art.