Nov 162011

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?

Photo: Rhine II by Andreas Gursky

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.

Deck Rail with Knothole VIII, $1.7 million

Plant Stand/Dirty Siding
, $2.3 million

Who Wrote on the Easel with A Sharpie?, $3.6 million

Please Pick Up Your Toys, $2.8 million

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.

  4 Responses to “Please make your check or money order out to "Flesworthy"”

  1. You are hilarious. I love this so much.

  2. You are too funny! I will take the Please Pick up Your Toys, but can only do about $1.4 that okay? Do you accept PayPal? Ha!

  3. I’m in for Who Wrote on the Easel with a Sharpie. Thanks for the laugh!

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