Originally Posted by MDR
Is that true about Hearst? I never cared for his crap but my brother has a print. I like how he makes a series of prints, then prints them again but rotates them 90 degrees and voila - new piece. I always assumed he was a fraud but what you're saying - about him buying his own work - wow.
I think people like Gursky's work mostly because the prints are gigantic, and also because marketing makes the art and people are suckers. No way his stuff is going to hold that kind of ridiculous value over time. I hope whoever paid that price for this print bought it to enjoy because there's no way that was a good investment (unless there's an even bigger fool out there who will pay $10 million).