Wednesday, February 16, 2005

High Art?

I just read that a private art collector from New York has paid $590,000 for two painting by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge - the guy who painted all the dogs playing poker pictures. Given how common the phrase 'pictures of dogs playing poker' is used as a metaphor for saying bad taste in art, I'm a bit surprised by this. But then again, if I had money to burn I probably would have bought them myself. I like dogs and I like poker so why not? Besides, kitsch is cool.

If you want to see the entire portolio of Coolidge's dog art follow this link:

C.M. Coolidge (1844-1934) Greatest Artist of the 19th and 20th Centuries

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