View Full Version : Maybe i should by a Camera.. !

2011-Nov-12, 03:43 AM
"An image of the Rhine by German artist Andreas Gursky has fetched $4.3m (2.7m) at Christie's New York, setting an auction record for a photograph."

I am a bit miffed that a photograph could sell for so much money..

Link to the article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15689652

2011-Nov-12, 05:39 AM
I'm not miffed that a photo could sell for so much money, but I don't understand why that photo sold for that much money.

2011-Nov-12, 06:44 AM
Hmmm ... yeah. Being married to a photo artist, I understand the value of art a bit more than I might otherwise, but I'm not sure why that one would fetch so a high a price. Gursky is a photographer of some fame, and that piece is very large for a photograph, but still ...

I'd rather have a Ferrari 250 GTO, a higher form of art.

2011-Nov-12, 06:53 AM
A photoshopped picture, at that.

"In the end I decided to digitalise the pictures and leave out the elements that bothered me," he added.

2011-Nov-12, 07:29 AM
A photoshopped picture, at that.

Nothing wrong with that. The problem with Photoshopping images is when the result is passed off as a true representation of reality. This is a piece of art, and the techniques for creating art evolve.