October 25, 2017

"I have this fascination with money...."



Check out the fabulous abode of artist, businessman and collector Arthur Beckerfull. It's full of art, including a lot of money-based art.

14 comments:

Sebastian said...

Yes, fabulous. But he must live a very curated life.

mccullough said...

Gives White Privilege a bad name

rehajm said...

Arthur Becker was married to Vera Wang. There's crossover in their esthetics.

Ann Althouse said...

I loved his exquisite, delicate delight at the origami birds made of bills of different denominations.

Reminded me of old cartoons that showed dollar bills with wings, flying away.

Wondered about keeping that stuff dusted.

Worried about the top-heavy ancient artifacts on open shelves. Can he have people in? What if someone got drunk and tottered over? Can't have dogs, of course.

It all made so much sense, and yet I kept thinking: Is that a good idea?

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

that is a really nice apartment.

Sebastian said...

"I loved his exquisite, delicate delight" I did too -- an instance of someone loving something that is quite alien to me but nonetheless makes sense, seen from their perspective.

eddie willers said...

I only liked his "Gummi" statues. Primitive art looks tacky to me.

Earnest Prole said...

So sweetly middle-class, to worry about dusting.

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

Oh look! Money vaginas! Or as he called them, roses.

So much vulgarity scattered about so much priceless history. Mixing up classy and obscenity is interesting, but geez.

Ron said...

all that black and grey makes it feel like a prison. pass.

bert baker said...

"Check out the fabulous abode of businessman, collector and occasional art maker Arthur Beckerfull. It's full of art including his own personal works, which reflect his fascination with money". With my re-arrangement of your words I am professing that he is not an artist. Does that make me a professor? Really nice place in any event.

mtrobertslaw said...

A profound and emotionally powerful example of Philistinism.

Steve in Toronto said...

Wow! this guy has really good taste, at the same time it seems kind of sad and hollow.

Leigh said...

@annalthouse ... "it all made so much sense ..."

It didn't make any sense. On the "BLAH BLAH BLAH" "piece" he says, "It's so contemporary because it doesn't mean anything!" Ha.

He's trying to project a false persona. The crooked candles give him away.

But the apartment will make a nice fiat currency museum some day.