Monday, March 17, 2008

The madness of crowds

There was a blind auction of art recently to raise funds for a school in Chiswick. Various pupils' work were up for grabs and also a piece by Damien Hirst but nobody in the audience knew which was the Hirst work. Consensus was that it was a model of a mouse caught in a trap. The price rose and rose and it sold for £9000: quite a sum for a work of art created by a sixthformer. The Hirst watercolour went for a mere £100.


Blogger Swearing Mother said...

Emporer's suit of clothes and all that. Bet the sixthformer was well pleased!!

7:38 pm  
Blogger kinglear said...

Goes to show, as Fyfe Robertson once remarked on the old "Tonight" show ( cue folksy Scottish Accent).
" I call all modern art, Phoney Art - or Fart for short"

10:22 pm  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

There's a morsal in thst!

7:08 pm  

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