Thursday, November 26, 2009

Group Of 7 Painting Of Bunch Of Fucking Trees Sold For Great Wad Of Cash!

Winter Morning, by Tom Thomson, confirms my theory that the Group of 7 were Canada's pre-eminent painters of rocks and trees. Note, in this particular scene, all the trees. Here they have been painted mostly white, which either indicates that they are covered in snow or that Mr. Thomson ate a whack of acid about an hour before he took up his brushes. Unfortunately, the trees are not actually doing anything here, like leaning out over a lake , or blowing in the wind while leaning out over a lake. Therefore I think $970,000 was far too much to pay.

Here is a recently uncovered Group of 7 picture from their "rocks" phase, entitled "What No Trees"?

PS. Meanwhile Barnett Newman continues to suck.

6 comments:

Mark Francis said...

C'mon! The trees are leaning over snow, and the snow is completely covering some rocks.

There's a polar bear in there somewhere -- the first and last animal ever painted by the Group -- but it's lost in the snow.

Did you know that it used to be the Group of Eight? Peter Gabriel left, and they remaining seven did really well after that.

hemmingforddogblog said...

It seems if our economy is based on rocks and trees, then so should the arts. I think it's called a symbiotic relationship.

Ti-Guy said...

Stop picking on poor, dead Canadian masters, BCL. Now here's some biting satire about self-important art douches and their art.

It's really never the art itself that's worth noticing so much as how people talk about it.

Jymn Parrett said...

Funny post. I like the painting. But I doubt the buyer does. Reminds me of a Mad Men scene about Rothko.

nos200 said...

I like it though... but then again I'm a champagne socialist elitist snob.

Maria said...

So artistic but still now I dont see the point,


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