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Fun Facts and Quotes

What did it sell for?

  • Edgar Degas-Young Dancer at 14(bronze), 1871-1881 Sold for $11,882,500 in 1996
  • Vincent Van Gogh-Wheat Feild with Cypresses, 1889 Sold for $57,000,000 in 1993
  • Salvador Dali-Swans of the Elephants, 1937 Sold for $3,522,500 in 1995
  • Robert Mapplethorpe-Calla Lily ( photo), 1997 Sold for $63,250 in 1994
  • Edvard Munch -Girls on a bridge , 1902 Sold for $7,702,500 in 1996
  • Pablo Picasso-Yo Picasso, N.D. Sold for $47,850,000 in 1989
  • Andy Warhol-Soup Can, 1962 Sold for $376,500 in 1996

Art Quotations:

  • "Any art communicates what you are in the mood to recieve." -Larry Rivers
  • "How important are the visual arts in our society? I feel strongly that the visual arts are a vast and incalculable importance. Of course I could be predjudiced. I am a visual art."- Kermit the Frog
  • " Fine Art is that which the hand, the head, and the heart of a man go together."-John Ruskin
  • " Art is an idea. It is not enough to draw, paint, and sculpt. An artist should be able to think."-Gurdon Woods
  • " The art of a people is the true mirror to their minds."- Jawaharla Nehru
  • "Art washes from the soul the dust of every day life."-Pablo Picasso
  • "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."- Edgar Degas
  • " To see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at." -Claude Monet
  • " Looking is a gift, but seeing is a power."-Jeff Berner
  • " Pottery is at once the simplest and the most difficult of the arts."-Sir Herbert Read
  • " If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens." -Grandma Moses
  • " All art is an individual's expression of culture. Cultures differ, so art looks different."-Henry Glassie
  • " The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but the inward significance."-Aristotle