Rubes by Leigh Rubin for January 31, 2023

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    enigmamz  8 months ago

    It works at the supermarket…

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    Ratkin  8 months ago

    Painted using eight kinds of toxic petroleum product paints.

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    allen@home  8 months ago

    I don’t thing you’ll sell either one. That’s a high price for a painting of a bowl of fruit.

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    alscoonz2  8 months ago

    Ah! Fruit Verité!

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    SHIVA  8 months ago

    Every time I’m at the market I see the “Organic” sign on various fruits/vegetables, and the jacked up prices!!!

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    DancerCrew  8 months ago

    ESG in action

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    Truthinker  8 months ago

    Bull$#!+ is as organic as it gets.

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    Doug K  8 months ago

    This seems kind of surreal … but also so very real.

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    jconnors3954  8 months ago

    Or buy the NFT.

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    goboboyd  8 months ago

    The Fungible Token is less valuable?

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    uniquename  8 months ago

    The Whole Foods gallery.

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    ellisc  8 months ago

    What amazes me is there always seems to be too many people (with way too much money) willing to buy trash at outrageous prices.

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    robolt  8 months ago

    Steal life

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    b.john71  8 months ago

    PT Barnam was right

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    Kaputnik  8 months ago

    The lessons he learned working at his father’s used car dealership have been invaluable in this new career.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 8 months ago

    The higher the price.. the more likely it is authentic art.

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    WCraft Premium Member 8 months ago

    So – line forms for suckers on the right?

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    geese28  8 months ago

    Anybody that falls for that nonsense is a fruit short of the loom

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    Kaputnik  8 months ago

    A well done painting can represent many hours of highly skilled labor. Of course, the artist wants to compensated for that. And selling through a middleman is going to raise the price even further. That doesn’t necessarily make it worth the price for a potential buyer, but it does help to put art prices in perspective, if only up to a point.

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    kathleenhicks62  8 months ago

    Rip off!

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    ekke  8 months ago

    All of which begs the question: if the forgery is indistinguishable from the original …

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    ssejhill  8 months ago

    Perhaps it can be made to be worth more (to some people) by including a fungible token.

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    KEA  8 months ago

    Wouldn’t be at all surprised that there are muggles who would fall for this.

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    Lablubber   8 months ago

    Do you want it wrapped? No I’ll eat it here.

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    Frank Burns Eats Worms  8 months ago

    Whoever buys that is gonna have a bounty on them.

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    CoffeeBob Premium Member 8 months ago

    Pass, I’ll wait for the vegan gluten free picture please.

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    Truthinker  8 months ago

    When Society Collapses and we resort to Cannibalism, Vegans will be the closest thing we will have to Grass fed Meat.

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    jasonsnakelover  8 months ago

    One time I had $501. One time I had $1501.

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member 8 months ago

    Yeah, right.

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    aussie399 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Typical art crtic/commentator w@nker

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