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palacemetros 08-12-2019 11:02 PM

How on this earth is the "idea" of a banana stuck to a wall with duct tape worth £90,000.?

I'm sorry, but I find things like that morally abhorrent.

davech 08-12-2019 11:08 PM

M&S (of Dopey Dancing Fame) Salted Caramel Cream. Why? Just - why? :confused:

Custard Pie 09-12-2019 07:37 PM

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Originally Posted by palacemetros (Post 15009491)
How on this earth is the "idea" of a banana stuck to a wall with duct tape worth £90,000.?

I'm sorry, but I find things like that morally abhorrent.

Don't apologise - you're 100% correct. Even at non-stratospheric money levels I can't understand how most artists arrive at their prices.
Take a stroll round any old public studio or gallery and the prices are unbelievable. Do these people (over) value themselves at an hourly rate? If so, what's reasonable and how are we to ascertain how many hours or how much effort has gone into their work? (and yes I know art is subjective).
Don't they ever come to the conclusion that they might sell more to ordinary people if the prices were more reasonable? Don't they get fed up with people coming into their premises and walking out again not spending a penny?
I'd genuinely like to know - any professional artists on here could enlighten me?
For me, overpriced art could just as easily go in the "things that annoy you" thread.

wedgetail 09-12-2019 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by palacemetros (Post 15009491)
How on this earth is the "idea" of a banana stuck to a wall with duct tape worth £90,000.?

I'm sorry, but I find things like that morally abhorrent.

If an idiot will pay £90,000 it is worth that. Personally I would pay 50p for a banana or £2.00 in an art gallery snack bar.

cappuccinoeagle 09-12-2019 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by palacemetros (Post 15009491)
How on this earth is the "idea" of a banana stuck to a wall with duct tape worth £90,000.?

I'm sorry, but I find things like that morally abhorrent.


Yep, but still better than Tracey Eminís Unmade Bed.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 09-12-2019 10:02 PM

Anyone remember the pile of bricks at the Tate modern

Crofty 09-12-2019 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15010558)
Anyone remember the pile of bricks at the Tate modern

Carl Andre.......genius

Stellavista 09-12-2019 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15010558)
Anyone remember the pile of bricks at the Tate modern

I saw it. But we are old.;)

Is it still on display?

ExiledStirling 09-12-2019 10:22 PM

People who champion and preach about great British values and vote for Johnson.

Joe85 09-12-2019 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by ExiledStirling (Post 15010588)
People who vote for Johnson.

Your typing efficiency requires improvement.

Hedgehog 09-12-2019 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by wedgetail (Post 15010357)
If an idiot will pay £90,000 it is worth that. Personally I would pay 50p for a banana or £2.00 in an art gallery snack bar.

Apparently you can get them for 30p in Wetherspoons Bromley.

Delivered to your table no less.

Crofty 09-12-2019 10:32 PM

Folks who don't see the truth in this...https://dorseteye.com/jonathan-pie-s...hh8s9nI6sizsVY

Walter Wort 09-12-2019 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by wedgetail (Post 15010357)
If an idiot will pay £90,000 it is worth that. Personally I would pay 50p for a banana or £2.00 in an art gallery snack bar.

But duct tape doesn't come cheap.

palacemetros 09-12-2019 10:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Walter Wort (Post 15010630)
But duct tape doesn't come cheap.

They don't go cheap. They quack.

(Coat and gone)

Maidstoned Eagle 10-12-2019 07:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15010601)
Apparently you can get them for 30p in Wetherspoons Bromley.

Delivered to your table no less.

I was in there this weekend, with my Irish mate. Imagine our outrage when several potatoes were delivered to our table. The bastards had disguised them as chips, but we knew....oh we knew.

Hedgehog 11-12-2019 08:08 PM

For want of a better place to post this... Some oldies I know, and not unique to America either in this day and age:
  • Only in America ... do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

  • Only in America ... do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.

  • Only in America ... do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

  • Only in America ... do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

  • Only in America ... do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.

  • Only in America ... do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.

  • EVER WONDER .... Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?

  • Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed?

  • Why don't you ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?

  • Why is 'abbreviated' such a long word?

  • Why is it that doctors call what they do 'practice'?

  • Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dish washing liquid made with real lemons?

  • Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

  • Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

  • Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?

  • Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

  • Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

  • Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

  • Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?

  • If con is the opposite of pro... is Congress the opposite of progress?

  • If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

Adlerhorst 11-12-2019 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15012465)
For want of a better place to post this... Some oldies I know, and not unique to America either in this day and age:
  • Only in America ... do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

  • Only in America ... do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.
  • Only in America ... do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.
  • Only in America ... do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.
  • Only in America ... do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.
  • Only in America ... do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.
  • EVER WONDER .... Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?
  • Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed?
  • Why don't you ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?
  • Why is 'abbreviated' such a long word?
  • Why is it that doctors call what they do 'practice'?
  • Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dish washing liquid made with real lemons?
  • Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
  • Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
  • Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?
  • Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?
  • Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
  • Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?
  • Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?
  • If con is the opposite of pro... is Congress the opposite of progress?
  • If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

In America the postal service delivers the mail and in the U.K. the Royal Mail delivers the post.

Because that makes sense

Hedgehog 11-12-2019 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 15012467)
In America the postal service delivers the mail and in the U.K. the Royal Mail delivers the post.

Because that makes sense

That makes my head hurt! I think I've been here too long... The US one makes more sense to me.

dannyb1 11-12-2019 08:21 PM

Where do I remember hearing about the hot dog buns scenario being a ploy between the bun company and the sausage company so the customer had to buy 2 packs of buns? Sure it was in a film.

Edit it was father of the bride, I knew it was Steve Martin who said it but thought the film was PT&A

KYLIE MINEAGLE 11-12-2019 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15010583)
I saw it. But we are old.;)

Is it still on display?

Yes it's now a toilet block in Croydon.


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