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Money is just a way to express power

Postby ruggie » Sun 23 Oct 2011 10:23 GMT

How else could you explain this?
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Postby Dave » Sun 23 Oct 2011 12:36 GMT

Hmm...

The world's most expensive photo? Really?

What about this?

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How many million dollars did that holiday snap take to produce? :lol:

But you're right, Ruggie - conspicuous consumption's all about asserting your primacy over others.
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Postby ruggie » Sun 23 Oct 2011 12:53 GMT

The moonwalk photos cost a lot to produce, but you can buy copies cheaply. It didn't cost Cindy Sherman much to produce her self-portrait, but someone paid a very high price to own what I presume is the original print that she exhibited somewhere. I wonder how much NASA's original Hasselblad negative would fetch at auction.
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Postby Kay » Sun 23 Oct 2011 13:09 GMT

Crikey! I wish someone would pay that kind of money for a self-portrait of me. I would like that!
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Postby Dave » Sun 23 Oct 2011 13:28 GMT

Actually, on reflection... wasn't the Apollo programme just another instance of using money to express power?

Just goes to support your point, Ruggie. ;-)
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