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Post by studio-pots on June 24th 2015, 4:56 pm

Is it me or is it the ex-potter, who has gone barking mad?

http://www.oxfordceramics.com/rupert-spira1/installation-of-96-deep-bowls-1

No-one in their right mind is going to pay over 600 for one of these bowls so who is going to pay 100 times that for 96 very similar looking bowls?

I suppose the hope is that a museum squanders money on the tosh.

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Post by brin mcardle on June 24th 2015, 5:34 pm

Speechless...and that doesnt happen very often!
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Post by 22 Crawford St. on June 24th 2015, 7:26 pm

Perhaps they need to try that Four Rooms show. Meeth inks they would offer 500 for the lot.
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Post by NaomiM on June 24th 2015, 10:48 pm

Phil Rogers did a very nice 80 yunomi display which was bought by a couple for their aniversary, and I think it worked out at 60 a bowl?? And they were different colours sizes and decoration, But this is just crazy. And what's worse was hearing someone say that there were few potters who could make that many pots the same. I told him there were plenty of potters making standard ware who could knock out hundreds, if not thousands, in a week. It's nothing special.

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Post by studio-pots on June 25th 2015, 12:23 am

Rupert Spira was/is a mediocre to average potter despite the uneducated nonsense that has been written about him in the media recently.

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Post by Potty on June 25th 2015, 4:23 am

studio-pots wrote:Rupert Spira was/is a mediocre to average potter despite the uneducated nonsense that has been written about him in the media recently.

To be fair I think his pots are of great quality, but the are basic and more like standard ware than "art" in my opinion.

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Post by studio-pots on June 25th 2015, 10:11 am

We'll have to disagree of the quality of Mr. S's potting but I should perhaps be "bigging him up" as I have four of his Cardewesque bowls on SOR that I'll be showing at my open weekend at the end of July.

I do agree that it's not art but I suppose his thinking is that if the plagiarist, Edmund de Waal, can pass this type of nonsense off as art then why not plagiarise the plagiarist.

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Post by NaomiM on June 25th 2015, 11:08 am

I like a lot of his Teabowls but they sell for around 50 on eBay
He hasn't had much, if any, media exposure like De Waal so I don't see how he's going to get that price, tbh it looks like a stunt; knocking de Waal.

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Post by big ed on June 25th 2015, 3:39 pm

I agree with Potty , these are just boring standard pots and can't pretend to be anything else , the price ?............well Mental is the word Insane
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Post by studio-pots on June 25th 2015, 4:34 pm

NaomiM wrote:I like a lot of his Teabowls but they sell for around 50 on eBay
He hasn't had much, if any, media exposure like De Waal so I don't see how he's going to get that price, tbh it looks like a stunt; knocking de Waal.

He used to get quite alot of exposure when he was potting and this exhibition at Oxford gained widespread publicity but he has moved on to greater things Cheeky

http://non-duality.rupertspira.com/home

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Post by hercules brabazon on June 25th 2015, 6:22 pm

"In fact one is never a genius or a fool, but always only Consciousness."

Hmmmm.
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Post by NaomiM on June 25th 2015, 8:17 pm

Insane

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Post by studio-pots on June 25th 2015, 8:44 pm

NaomiM wrote:Insane

Hence the title of this thread.

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Post by philpot on June 26th 2015, 10:11 pm

Given what passes for contemporary art nowadays,anything is possible. With the right combination of mysticism,chutzpah,snobbishness and marketing, you can sell almost anything as 'Art' to the utra rich who have a gargantuan amount of money but no sense or taste whatever. F
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Post by big ed on June 27th 2015, 6:34 am

I agree Phil , after watching auction house on tv some folks will buy anything
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Post by studio-pots on June 27th 2015, 11:37 am

I don't mind someone with more money than sense buying it but I wouldn't be best pleased if it were bought by a UK Museum with the help of public funds.

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