The art world is abuzz over the sale last week of this Andreas Gursky photograph for a record-setting $4.3 million. Now, I think that it’s great that photography is getting treated like serious artwork, but c’mon. Really? It has beautiful, fantastic composition, but really? Really?
Admittedly, I’ve never had any formal art training, so I tend not to “get” modern art. This means my standard criteria on which I judge it is, “could I do that?” I looked at this photo and thought, “yeah, I could.” And in this economy, who doesn’t want to make some extra money? So I grabbed my trusty camera, gave myself a five-minute time limit, and created the following.
Because I love my readers, I’ll give you first crack at these masterpieces before I turn them over to Christie’s. I thank you, and my children’s non-existent trust fund thanks you.