Wednesday, 21 June 2006

Poor David Hockney

My heart bleeds for poor ol' David Hockney, famous Brit. smoker, whose painting The Splash (1966) fetched a measly £2.6m at Sotheby's in London today. It must be embarrassing to be so low down in the league. I mean, what has that twerp Picasso got that Hockney hasn't? Yet Picasso has three paintings in the top ten most overpriced daubs of all time: Boy with a Pipe £58m, Portrait of Dora Maar with a Cat £52m, The Marriage of Pierrette £40m. I guess the answer is death. Sorry, David; you won't hit the big time until you've snuffed it. Shame.


At 22/6/06, Blogger Jacoblog said...

Well, I guess that's a lot for someone who's still alive then. Picasso is so overrated. He's sooooo 1912.

At 22/6/06, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

I agree. Picasso's work is so old-fashioned, which proves to me it isn't great art. Look at Caravaggio's paintings, as fresh today as they were centuries ago. Mucha has stood the test of time too, and he was another fashionable painter, like Picasso; but he painted beauty, not crude Anti Art.
As for poor ol' Hockney, he doesn't get a penny of that nearly £2 million. And he doesn't get into the auction houses big league. It's a double whammy. Imagine selling a painting at the start of your career for maybe a few thousand £ and 40 years later it goes for £2 million! Galling!


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