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Discussion » Questions » Arts » Monet painting sells for new record $110,700,000 at auction.

Monet painting sells for new record $110,700,000 at auction.

What do you think of someone who’d spend $110.7 MILLION on a painting? Judgements welcome. 

Posted - May 15

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  • 5740
    They must like that picture a lot.  Or doing it as an investment. 
      May 15, 2019 4:51 AM MDT
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  • 3830
    Best excuse for it, IMO. 
      May 15, 2019 5:56 AM MDT
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  • 5740
    No was not trying to excuse anything.  Nothing to be excused.  Just that I can purchase excellent and enjoyable paintings for my house for between $600 and $1000 per so would not want to spend that much even if I had that much to spend. 
      May 15, 2019 6:03 AM MDT
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  • 3830
    I meant that as an investment was  probably the best excuse for dropping that mountain of coin on something like that. 
    You get it, though. It’s just a painting. 
      May 15, 2019 6:06 AM MDT
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  • 5740
    Sorry that is not what I get at all.  A Monet is a Monet and as famous and collectable an artist as I guess there is.  My point was I can acquire much less expensive art that I enjoy as much.  And that is as important and enjoyable for me.  Thank God I don't want or need a Monet painting!  My goodness what would the liability be like?  Several years ago some of our paintings were stolen from out home but fortunately we got them back.  Would guess the thieves fenced them for perhaps $30 - $50 each - probably did not know art or care.  Anyway Monet and his ilk are strictly for the high rollers or the museum people who I guess roll high enough. Rest of us are happy with what we can get if we like it.  Or we go to museums. 
      May 15, 2019 6:17 AM MDT
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  • 10856
    A fool and his money are soon parted.....and if it sold at action there has got to be so many fools available and waiting , willing and desperate to be fleeced. ..

    Look at me....I've spent $ 111,000,000 on some thing that cost fifty cents to origanally produce.....

    I can only guess at how many pairs of shoes I could buy with all that Dosh..... :( 


    Life is so unfair and people need to get their priorities right.....:( 
      May 15, 2019 4:54 AM MDT
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  • 3830
    Think, this probably isn’t the only artwork this person owns. 
      May 15, 2019 6:04 AM MDT
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  • 10856
    He's welcome to it.... I think I'd sooner give the money to the poor and homeless....
      May 15, 2019 2:14 PM MDT
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  • 6
    That they value few things, except self gratification. Judgement, sure
      May 15, 2019 7:39 AM MDT
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  • vane
      May 15, 2019 12:52 PM MDT
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  • 3830
    Vain. Vanity. Yep. 
      May 15, 2019 2:39 PM MDT
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  • oh crap, yep :P This post was edited by Benedict Arnold at May 15, 2019 2:43 PM MDT
      May 15, 2019 2:42 PM MDT
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  • 40353
    I think they better have more money than God and a way to protect that painting.  That should cost them another hundred mill just to protect the thing.  But, then again, who would be able to steal it and sell it again?  Oh yeah.  The President.  He has connections.  I forgot.  

    Also, the painting would have to have some plaque on the frame dedicating the painting to Trump and that could cause a few lawsuits.

    So, I think he is in the clear to lift the thing.  We know how his lawsuits turn out.  He should be fine.  

    If you have enough money to spend on something like that, it had better be for a CAUSE.  If you don't have an admirable cause (and I have NO IDEA what cause would be worthy of such an expensive painting) then you probably are some self-serving hedonist who lives only for their own pleasure.  And what pleases a person with that much wealth only shows what wealth buys.  NOTHING.  Nothing at all when you are a vacant moron, incapable of considering how extraordinary it would be to use that money to heal and help the world and not filch the most expensive trinkets left around .  
      May 15, 2019 1:09 PM MDT
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  • 15568
    It is their money. I hope they really like it. 
      May 15, 2019 1:54 PM MDT
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  • 40353
    That is as non-judgmental as you can get.  That is the real answer too.  I guess I got all excited when he said I was allowed to be judgmental.  I took the bait.  But I really do not know any of the particulars.  So, you are right.  For now.  
      May 15, 2019 2:05 PM MDT
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  • 3830
    No worries. Judgement was encouraged. 
      May 15, 2019 2:40 PM MDT
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  •   May 15, 2019 2:41 PM MDT
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  • 3830
    I have a sense that such people are never completely sated. 
      May 15, 2019 2:41 PM MDT
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  • 22385
    thats a lot for a painting
      May 19, 2019 3:43 PM MDT
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