Wednesday, August 24, 2005

i love america

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Picasso on Costco!!!! what?
The wholesale retailer is selling an original drawing by Pablo Picasso for $129,999.99

The story from CNN goes on to say-

(NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Along with household appliances and hardware, Costco is making a name for itself in the world of fine art. The largest wholesale club operator in the U.S. is currently selling an original crayon on paper drawing by Pablo Picasso for $129,999.99 on its Web site......)

What is happening to America?  Will we one day do all our shopping at stores like CostCo and Walmart - including art buying?  Will all our goods be made in China? Well, if you are in the mood for art shopping here is the site to buy yourself a Picasso, Miro, or Chagall. I know I am being a bit sarcastic but really this is quite depressing knowing where the art market could be going.  So not only should you support small American businesses but also your local galleries and local artists.   I think I just heard the national anthem playing- hahaha!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was listening to the Morning Edition on NPR a few weeks back and there was a segment on several New England artisans whose work had been copied and reproduced in China for a major corporation in the US, I think it was Bed Bath and Beyond. They had sent scouts into the galleries to actually steal peoples aesthetic ideas. Of course the works were being sold for a fraction of the price of the original artists. There are several law suits in the works but apparently the artists didn't have the proper copy rights. I tried to look up the article on NPR but could not find it. This would be great to post on your blog if you can find it.

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey look I found it. Listen to the whole story on

Legal Affairs
Artists Take Up Fight Against China Knockoffs
by Chris Arnold

Morning Edition, July 27, 2005 ยท Some New England crafts artists are claiming their works have been copied in China and are being sold cheaply in nearby stores. They've filed suit against the Christmas Tree Shops, a New England houseware chain.

2:13 PM  

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