Behold, there goes Brad Pitt shopping for some serious art items! After last’s year art-pitt-interrogation, now I’m left puzzling about his newest addition: a 1998 painting worth $1 Million he bought from the Art Basel in Switzerland!
The 9 foot racetrack painting by Neo Rauch is an oil-image of a Formula one race car with the driver within and mechanical team members carrying (what seems to be) a bunch of colored hoses around. (the story continues right after the jump!)
The Etappe painting had Pitt all hesitating about buying it but he was reportedly challenged by his two accompanying friends who told him they’d be buying it. (to add up to their already four Neo Rauch collection!) But who is and what does Neo Rauch stands for in art? Neo Rauch is a 49-years old German artist, a social, realistic painter flirting with surrealism but generously imagining communism. His artistic work has more of an historic value and a morally challenged reality dimension.
I may be an art ignorant to allow my shallow self push me to impertinently ask if that painting is really worth a million! Would you (if you could) pay for it? (I thought communism was illliving but art about communism is now considered valuable? or just snob-shopping? ) (via)