And from all of that, it’s come to this:
— Christie’s (@ChristiesInc) November 16, 2017
‘Ketchup on Canvas’ Modern Art Sells For Nearly $50 Million Dollars [This is not satire.]
“Red is the colour of wine, but also of blood, and these canvases encompass both the sensual pleasure and violent debauchery associated with the god. This contrast is echoed in the paintings’ combination of euphoric loops that soar upwards and vermilion floods of paint that ooze and cascade down the canvas.
“The unfurling gestures of these paintings were made, like Henri Matisse’s works in old age, with a brush affixed to the end of a pole, which lends them their vitality and scale.”