Art Friday: Hard to believe it is Friday already!

Where has my week gone? 

It has slipped away so quickly and I have hardly had time to breath!! As a result I haven't prepared anything for Art Friday and now I am feeling guilty!!  Not really.  I am sure I can throw together something for you!!

I thought I would gather your opinions on this - would you pay $142.4 million (US) ($153 million AUS) on the painting below? You do get three paintings, so it could be considered a bargain!!  Would you hang it on your wall?  I have a  feeling I know the answer to this question.

It is the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction.  The painting is called "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" painted by Francis Bacon in 1969.  It surpassed "The Scream" by Edvard Munch which was sold for $120 million (US) in 2012.


To something completely different - what about these in Scotland. These horses are 30 metres tall (99 feet) and constructed in steel with stainless steel cladding. It took seven years in the development.   The artist is Andy Scott. According to the article, the sculptures were modelled on two Clydesdales from Glasgow City.  I really like them, do you?


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  1. The Clydesdales sure do beat the ugly paintings in this post, Jo!!!! And yes, I said they were ugly. Who on earth would be mad enough to spend that much money on something so worthless?!? Sometimes people just make me shake my head.

    1. I really liked the horses, perhaps because the photo by the water way is so lovely. I am not a fan of these paintings though and I sort of guessed you wouldn't be either!! To think that Van Gogh didn't sell one painting in his life time and now they are worth $$$$millions - sad he couldn't enjoy some of that money in his life time. One of the articles I read said that art prices are on the rise due to new money coming from Asia, China in particular who now want to buy western art.

  2. I love the horses, Jo, & I actually find the other really interesting. Do you have a link where I could enlarge the pictures for a better study? I probably just made Clara shake her head but for really ugly [plus boring as] I think Blue Poles takes the cake. These actually say something interesting [I think] ~ & yes I would hang them but I would never pay that sort of money!

    1. I also love those horses - there is something elegant about them.

      I don't like "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" but I do really like "Blue Poles" and could live with it in my house (if the house was much bigger!!). I couldn't find a larger version of Three Studies of Lucian Freud so you could have a closer look :( or perhaps buy them when they come on the market again sometime!! Gives you time to save up.

      Have a lovely weekend.

    2. Haha!!! That's okay, Ganeidaz... You may like it or find it interesting at least... At least then someone does. ;)

  3. Someone, sometime, should do a study of the horse in English culture. I looked at these & immediately thought of the White Horse of Wiltshire...& all the other horses carved into the English hills. Strange obsession.

  4. Greetings, Okay, so your week flew past also! Can only mean one thing, Time flying is universal :)
    I must admit that I am not drawn to those pictures at all!
    And now I would rather take the money and meet all my Blog sisters somewhere wonderful!
    I am just about to cut out some aprons for sewing this week for Christmas gifts. How are you enjoying your new machine? When we do meet we shall have tea, not coffee:)
    Blessings Always, Roxy

    1. If I had that sort of money I wouldn't be buying that painting for sure (but I could think of some paintings I might like) - but I would certainly be helping others and what a meet up we could all have :)

      I am posting a post on my latest sewing ventures this coming week - stay tuned:))))

      Tea is served along with honey on toast - breakfast time here!! Sounds like I should be inviting Winnie the Pooh!!!

      Have a wonderful week ahead.


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