February 28, 2007

  • Did y’all read about the $66 million Picasso heist?  What puzzles me is, WHY?

    Who the heck would want to steal that

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  • A practical joke on his mother-in-law?

    Something to put by the front door to scare away burglars?

    Advertising for his plastic surgery practice?

    School posters warning of the dangers of substance abuse?

    Something to show his wife to prove she really had nothing to worry about when it came to his old flame?

    Evidence to back up his claim of having been kidnapped by aliens?

    See, it’s not THAT hard to come up with a reason why someone might want that.

  • And there are another 66 million reasons.

  • I never will understand the draw of Picasso’s work. I don’t think I’ve seen anything by him that I’ve enjoyed viewing. Some of them are not as obnoxious as others, but they are all so unappealing.

  • Here’s one that’s not so bad:

  • Silly Xanga! Now how’d that happen?

    Here’s one that’s not so bad:


    It’s from the “blue period” before he got into his cubist craziness.

  • Wow, did you read 5xmom’s link?  Get this:

    Many years ago, I visited the Art Institute in Chicago and for some reason, the fact that this painting is in residence there had slipped my mind. I came around a corner and there it was! It’s a good thing there happened to be a bench right in front of it, because its power literally knocked me off my feet. I still get a shiver just thinking about it.

    I’m obviously missing something, because the only way that picture could knock me down would be if it fell off the wall as I was walking by it.

    Anne, once again, is right.  The question on the table is why?  (5xmom is right too.  At least this one does look like a person.

  • [much moved] Beautiful, beautiful words, Brad…

    “Anne, once again, is right.”

  • That blue painting is roughly life-size, being about 4 feet high.  I think that’d shock me a bit, too. :-p

  • Here’s why: It was stolen for the private collection of someone.  This happens with great frequency– in fact, many of the “discoveries” of art pieces that we hear of come from the estates of people who have collected them merely for the joy of collecting art. Yes, joy.  These are discerning people who have made study of certain periods of art and crave examples of that art. They collect it somply because they know something about the period and the artist, and solitary enjoyment gives them a thrill.  And they have money to support their habits. Argh!

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