OK, you’ve got to be joking. How much money?? $4.3 million seems a little excessive, dontcha think? I mean, I’m sure it’s a lovely photo, and I’ve read that it’s quite large (and we all know how much ink costs these days), and I’m sure we’d all enjoy considering, as they said at Christie’s, “an almost ‘platonic’ ideal of the body of water as it navigates the landscape”, but c’mon, people — $4.3 million!!! A small third-world country could feed themselves for a year on that amount. OHIP could improve wait times right across the board in one fell swoop with that amount.
I’m sure I’m missing something. I’m probably not very sophisticated. I obviously don’t understand. I’m not too sure what Gursky means when he says he decided to “leave out the elements that bothered me.” But I do know that spending $4.3 million on a rather dull photograph bothers me and seems to show a total lack of any element of sanity.
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