Comments on: Adam Lindemann and the game of art http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/29/adam-lindemann-and-the-game-of-art/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Judgetoo http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/29/adam-lindemann-and-the-game-of-art/comment-page-1/#comment-27076 Tue, 24 May 2011 23:32:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8078#comment-27076 I like buying art at auction by good artists selling for a lot less than it would sell in a gallery. It does have to appeal to me. Most art isn’t a financial investment at least to the person who buys it from a gallery. A lot of times it is treated like used furniture.

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By: J.V. http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/29/adam-lindemann-and-the-game-of-art/comment-page-1/#comment-27072 Tue, 24 May 2011 20:39:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8078#comment-27072 Felix,

Sorry for the late comment. The most disturbing element of your video interview with Mr Lindemann was when he disparaged older artists. He appeared to be saying that the economic benefit of art production should go only to the collector. Which is nothing in my opinion but abusive in the extreme. Not to mention contradictory with his own stated views.

If the market values a contemporary Johns painting at $3.5m, then by his own philosophy, he should admit that this is the correct economic value for it. To him, however, it is sour grapes. How dare an artist capture the full economic value of their own work? How dare they try to make money off their own name?

I’m sure you can make a better slaw of Mr Lindemann’s argument than I can. I can only say that it is hypocritical and upsetting in a very disturbing way.

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By: Quasimodo3000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/29/adam-lindemann-and-the-game-of-art/comment-page-1/#comment-26173 Mon, 02 May 2011 13:51:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8078#comment-26173 Interesting story: When Andy Warhol first showed his Campbell’s Soup Can paintings at Ferus Gallery in L.A., hardly any of them sold, and the dealer, Irving Blum, was later able to chase those down & buy them back; 45 years later, he sold the entire series to the Museum of Modern Art for $15 million. Or something along those lines. And of course stories like this are an enduring part of the myth of fine art.

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By: GRRR http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/29/adam-lindemann-and-the-game-of-art/comment-page-1/#comment-26130 Sat, 30 Apr 2011 11:01:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8078#comment-26130 For anyone to say that aesthetic is measured by economic value, is an admission by that individual that he/she does not have the personal capacity to develop his/her own aesthetic, or ability to measure the quality of any given art piece.

I am reminded of the socialites who would dress up in their tuxes and fine dresses and show up at the opera house, but fail to enjoy the opera itself, let alone understand or comprehend its composition and interpretation.

And how often was I perplexed by the enthusiastic applause by an audience seemingly deaf to errors of a performance.

But in the end, were it not for their patronage, where would art be? Were it not for the Medici, what would Florentine art and architecture be?

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By: ORD http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/29/adam-lindemann-and-the-game-of-art/comment-page-1/#comment-26121 Sat, 30 Apr 2011 04:06:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8078#comment-26121 So art appreciation is just a very rarefied form of mark-to-market accounting…

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By: zubin http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/29/adam-lindemann-and-the-game-of-art/comment-page-1/#comment-26116 Fri, 29 Apr 2011 23:09:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8078#comment-26116 i love that you agreed with the lamest he thing he said

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