What do you think, too much? Really? Because I think it’s a pretty non-exciting image with some land and water and there’s even a little house and some clouds. Come on, how can this not rate a $2 million price tag when Andreas Gursky raked in a cool $4.3 million for the shot below called Rhein II.
Of course I don’t blame Mr. Gursky for collecting the huge payday for his image. If someone is willing to pay, why shouldn’t he cash in. But seriously, $4.3 Million?!? Apparently I need to go back to my image at the top of the post (I call it Rice Paddy II) and print it really large, say 73″x143″. And maybe use a cool technique called Chromogenic Color and mount it on plexiglass. Hell, for $2 million I would mount mine on aluminium. Have you seen those photos on aluminum? They really rock!
I guess what really gets me is the fact that someone out there with a big fat wallet really thought this photo deserved such a huge paycheck. I would really love to sit down and have a chat and find out what the hell they were thinking. Oh well, I guess I just don’t get art.