Modern Art & Government – 98 Balls of Wool $185K & $11M Rock

IWF reports that an American State Department has spent $185K on 98 balls of wool, to be displayed in an embassy in Islamabad Pakistan.

A quick look on Ebay and you can see that you can buy 185,000 balls of wool for the same price, if not cheaper at less than $1 each.

This artist got rich quick while the State Department got ripped off, no let me rephrase that the taxpayer got ripped off.

If you think you have heard it all, the LACMA spent $11M on just one rock.

Great artists of the past are now replaced by ‘modern art’ so its called.

Where the majority of modern art is a collection of ugly, cheap, and trash works, that fetch in the thousands, if not millions.

What happened and why does this modern trash collect such high prices, (1) because of government funding, and (2) because of art galleries featuring it over better quality works, both 1 and 2 are intertwined.

In the video below the renowned artist Robert Florczak explains the history and the mystery behind this change and how it can be stopped and even reversed.

Why is modern art so bad?

Source: (Prager U, 2014).

Featured image supplied from Unsplash.

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