Saturday 23rd of October 2021

the art of the sale...

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Gus Leonisky is rich. That is to say he is a rich artist. He has about 23,679 pieces of VIRTUAL art in his personal collection which he created himself, like the one above ("Quantumic Computar", please note it's low resolution). The original is in the vault. At US$256,325 each on average at auction, minus sales commission, this makes him richer than Bill Gates... Yoohoo!!!


But, there is a but, I need to find some suckers first... Bugger!


The rise of NFTs proves there’s a sucker born every minute and herds of con men lining up to sell you the Brooklyn Bridge. But few can afford ‘normal’ art anymore – is fetishizing ownership really the next best thing? 

The possibility of financial upward mobility is dead for all but the highest earning Americans in 2021, smothered by voracious private equity firms that have apparently tasked themselves with keeping young and poor people from being able to afford that starter home that’s key to building equity. But capitalist vultures haven’t given up, and their newest mission – enacted through market-making companies like auction houses Sotheby’s and Christie’s – involves selling people the idea of art, even if they have no room for actual art in the cramped spaces they call home and wouldn’t be able to afford it if they did.


Auction houses aren’t just selling NFTs (non-fungible tokens) – digital works entered into the blockchain – for exorbitant prices. In some cases, they’re netting prices higher than the ‘real’ artists in their stable. Sotheby’s sold a heavily pixelated cartoon head for $11.8 million earlier this month, while rival auction house Christie’s convinced someone to take home a busy digital collage for $69 million – not only a shock within the NFT sector, but the third largest sale by any living artist.

Some NFT cheerleaders insist that purchasing the assets is no different from holding on to a concert ticket or other pieces of memorabilia – that they’re “experiences” buyers are eager to permanently own, even if, as is the case of NFT-ed memes and digital art, they have to share that ‘experience’ with an unlimited number of other people who didn’t choose to pay for it. Others admit to rank speculation, acknowledging they’re buying the token in the hope that it increases in value.

The images also generally remain available to the public, meaning that unlike the purchase of real art, NFT ownership doesn’t even carry the bragging rights that come with owning something expensive and unique. 

Sure, you could invite your friends into your NFT home to show off your purchases in a fictional universe where you aren’t stepping over 10 roommates to get to your bedroom. Self-described artist Krista Kim recently sold some poor sucker a ‘virtual house’ for $500,000, presumably with plenty of wall space to display all the NFT ‘art’ they can buy. But the dubious lure of being able to hold meetings in a garishly-colored temple to turpitude can hardly be worth half a million dollars. Sotheby’s and Christie’s may be able to keep a straight face when describing the tokens as “a new flowering of human creativity,” but don’t expect your friends and family to be so impressed.


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I would be ashamed (not guilty) of taking someone's cash for this... So Gus Leonisky will remain your average whitey bourgeois old kook pauper with a foot in the grave...


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the buyers are crooks...

The federal agents who raided a drug dealer’s house in a suburb of Philadelphia found marijuana and, to their surprise, $2.5 million in cash stashed in a secret compartment beneath a fish tank.

But they were even more surprised to discover so much art — 14 paintings on the walls and another 33 stacked in a storage unit a few miles away from the home of the dealer, Ronald Belciano. The artists included Renoir, Picasso and Salvador Dalí.

“That jumped out at us,” said Brian A. Michael, special agent in charge for Homeland Security Investigations Philadelphia. “That amount of artwork was not something you come across in every investigation.”


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At least the crooks go for real art... I've got quite a few picasso I painted myself. NFS (not for sale) otherwise I would be sent to prison for being a forger...


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insane swedes...

In a series of warnings by the Swedish National Museum, classic 19th-century art is presented as patriarchal, reactionary, and borderline dangerous due to alleged features of racism, sexism, and nationalism.

The Swedish National Museum has added politically-flavoured warning texts to swaths of its collection.

Most of the warnings concern classic 19th-century paintings and the Nordic national romanticism movement in particular, which prompted Leif Gren, an archaeologist at the Swedish National Heritage Board, to accuse the museum of placing "facilitating pointers" to provide the public with "misleading politicisation" in an opinion piece for Vestmanlands Läns Tidning.

According to Gren, 19th-century "bourgeois art" is presented as rife with "deception, falsehood, political manipulation, sexism, and racism". Among other things, 19th-century art is portrayed as patriarchal, reactionary and borderline dangerous, disregarding "the strong liberal climate" of that era, Gren noted. By contrast, 20th-century art, which increasingly embraces the Social Democratic tradition, is displayed as cultural success, he noted, which moves the focus away from art itself and prevents visitors from thinking for themselves.

For instance, this is how the National Museum now presents Gustaf Cederström's world-famous painting "Bringing Home the Body of King Carl XII of Sweden": "The populist and nationalist view of Swedishness, which is used politically today, is based on the idea of a statically idealised and constructed past. The idea that there is a historical time and place to look back on, where everything was in a certain way, is not true".

Several warning signs label 19th-century art as expressions of racism. The term "racialisation" is also used as a matter of course, despite it not appearing until the 1960s. According to Gren, the reasoning is mostly based on so-called "guilt by association". For instance, Carl Wilhelmson's classic painting "Church People in a Boat" is given a racist slant because it was made at a time when "anthropological racial research" was being performed.

"Ever since Romanticism, the idea of inherited popular characteristics characterised German and Nordic thinking. The rural population, farmers and fishermen, who lived according to older cultural patterns and whose bodies were marked by hard toil, were allowed to exemplify the Nordic national types. From the mid-19th century that perspective was strengthened by the anatomical museum sample collections that received an anthropological racial research focus", the National Museum said in its warning.

Likewise, a sexist agenda is being attributed to 19th-century paintings of an erotic nature that focus on the female body as an object of art, with warnings honing in on "the tradition of the male gaze", which presents the female figure as "prey".

In the words of Gren, the museum's agenda is to convey the idea that 19th-century society was deceived and patriarchal, whereas art is presented "as a highly oppressive tool in an unnatural state of society".

The warings sparked a backlash on social media.

"The National Museum marks its paintings with crazy left-wing political pointers. 'Church People in a Boat' by Carl Wilhelmsson is described as racist. The permanent exhibition is therefore one great left-wing indoctrination – funded by our tax money", one user noted.


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Billions of dollars have poured into research on quantum computers and sensors, but many experts say the devices will flourish only when they are yoked to each other over long distances in a "quantum internet." By taking advantage of a strange quantum mechanical property called entanglement, once derided by Albert Einstein as a "spooky distant effect," researchers can create intimate, instantaneous connections across long distances. A quantum internet could weld telescopes into arrays with ultrahigh resolution, precisely synchronize clocks, yield hypersecure communication networks for finance and elections, and make it possible to do quantum computing from anywhere. The first strands are already being woven, though a global network will depend on "quantum repeaters," still to be developed, that can keep photons entangled across thousands of kilometers of optical fiber.

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Science 04 Jun 2021:

Vol. 372, Issue 6546, pp. 1026-1029


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In a move that’s disappointed everyone, White House Secretary Jen Psaki defended Hunter Biden for selling his paintings at a New York art show which will keep the list of buyers secret. Psaki claimed that it would be “challenging for an anonymous person that we don’t know and Hunter Biden doesn’t know, to have influence.”


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Anyone should know that any amateur Sherlock would discover who bought and for what sum the rubbish than Hunter is painting to keep himself out of mischief... So what's the beef?


First, no one in their right mind would pay huge sums of money for artistic garbage. Okay I am biased, but as I mentioned before "everyone is artist". Now should you be exposed as a Hunter Biden Biden buyer, would you not feel some shame? Yes SHAME for buying clean cut rubbish, sanitised with nice shapes and lines, that your grandma used to pack inside a Christmas present to stop it from rattling in the box? 


Thus second... Any buyer of Hunter's art would get a direct line to the White House's toilet when the president is "occupied"... The flush would cover the noise of "Good on your, Mike!" and bob's your uncle. The favour has been registered, that is if the President himself can remember back to his desk: "Mike... Mike... Michael... Mikaroon... Macaroon... etc"...


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