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    Why are some paintings so expensive?


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    Ask the buyers


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    Supply and demand: they are unique and popular.

    Something will be cheap if either no one wants it or there is a plentiful supply (or both).

    Something will be expensive if it is rare and there is demand.
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    Thanks I thought if I could find the secret I could have galleries selling my paintings for a fortune. Could I tell a gallery that my paintings double in price every year and offer them 40% of the price if they sell them for me?
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    You need to make a name for yourself, get famous, get notorious.

    If you're talent isn't enough to do it then try other attention seeking stratergies. Get some media hype behind you.

    Recreate your messy bed for a gallery and list the people you've had sex with... something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by question for you View Post
    You need to make a name for yourself, get famous, get notorious.

    If you're talent isn't enough to do it then try other attention seeking stratergies. Get some media hype behind you.

    Recreate your messy bed for a gallery and list the people you've had sex with... something like that.
    Now you are being silly.
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    I know... who'd av funk it?
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    How can I poste when you two are being silly? Eccentricity and Individulism are two ingredients that every Painting Artist must possess. Talent in perception and perspective and not being colour blind also helps. Te ability to drink alchohol to excess and then paint a masterpiece with your elbows is a requirement. Like Pollock. the ability to dribble paint on building material helps. As your demons push you further into madness and coming suicide events, so your work becomes more valuable. If the Taliban produced paintings they may not command good sale prices. If westwind came up with a study, say called QUOTE "" The Murder of the Purple Hen"" with a Poem called QUOTE ""See the Feathers Fly "" incorporated, then my friends scheherazade and sculptor would pay a good price.

    Reason; I'm old and will soon fall off my easle. When they go through my Archives they will discover who I really am. This will ensure a great demand for anything I've ever done. They will not sell of course, their loyalty and their love of my Threads and Postes will ensure continued reverence.

    When people visit They will proudly point out the westwinds they have.

    You must realise of course that I am still in my Delusional state and Oft find myself looking for myself.

    So if you stop being silly for a poste or two you might learn something from a real Enchanter. westwind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeLord View Post
    Why are some paintings so expensive?
    One reason is that it is an excellent way to launder money between countries. For high net worth, imagine having to carry a few hundred thousand around in cash, high end art and gold tend to be our best options to move our wealth around undetected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeLord View Post
    Why are some paintings so expensive?
    Mainly due to the dipsticks that are prepared to pay so much. Most of these buyers don't appreciate the art - they just want their investment to appreciate : )
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    So value can be put into an equation westwind?

    Eccentricity*Independence/deamons*madness(ominence of suicide or death, in days)=Value

    Now I see the value of math.

    P.S westwind... I'd also buy from ya
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    We must also consider the role of large museums in the price of art works. Important Museums can pay millions of dollars for a work by a major artist because it's not the money of the people who make the buy decision. It's the tax payers money.
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    We must also consider who the artist knows... It's not what you know its who you know.

    We must also consider the 'moral' to be found in the artists expressions... is this a moral that somebody somewhere with enough power would like to make famous for their own agenda?

    In the case of banksy one could speculate that his talent was nurtured or famed in order to raise the standard of graffiti in urban areas, or perhaps just to increase the insidence of graffitti art.

    Was banksy invested in by a company that sells spray paint to graffitti artists globabally? Was it invested in by companies who earn money from cleaning up graffitti?
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    Or was it promoted by a revolutionary political group who beleived banksy had a message that the world needed to hear?
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    A message the world needed to see*
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