The Costco Fine Art Gallery?
January 25, 2005 2:04 PM   Subscribe

Are you in the market for fine art? Have you considered looking at Costco [Philly Enquirer link]? Last week, an original, authenticated Pablo Picasso sketch sold from their website for about $35,000. Currently you can purchase Mourlot edition lithographs by Modigliani and Chagall, as well as prints from the Picasso Estate Collection with a click of your mouse. Would you trust Costco for your fine art purchases?
posted by ScottUltra (10 comments total)
Make that Philly Inquirer ... sorry.
posted by ScottUltra at 2:07 PM on January 25, 2005

Would I trust Costco with fine art? Sure, why not? ... and while you're at it why not up one of these at a bargain price.
posted by terrier319 at 2:14 PM on January 25, 2005

After Pablo Picasso's death in 1973, his granddaughter Marina authorized the printing of original lithographs ... This is not a good sign.
His granddaughter ... after his death, and for just $999.99 ?
posted by R. Mutt at 2:19 PM on January 25, 2005

Uh, you can get a lot better deals on Picassos elsewhere.
posted by u.n. owen at 2:38 PM on January 25, 2005

Does it come with a ten-gallon tub of creamed corn?
posted by gimonca at 4:49 PM on January 25, 2005

Do they fall apart just after the warranty expires, like their household appliances?
posted by rushmc at 5:33 PM on January 25, 2005

Why not? Vincent Price, veteran actor and Yale art major, shilled more or less serious art work for Sears
posted by IndigoJones at 6:13 PM on January 25, 2005

Picasso later in life used his fame to support himself in a ah.. somewhat unethical manner. There was more than one restaurant that was duped in to giving huge dinner partys for a sketch on a napkin. He would pay for groceries sketched on a paper bag, there are simply thousands of these essentially worthless "sketches" floating around. Whoever bought the Cosco piece will have more luck selling it as "The Cosco piece" than anything else.
posted by stbalbach at 8:04 PM on January 25, 2005


You can't throw a costco kosher dog in a big city without hitting a Picasso. Why don't they try something more befitting to the modern age and the philosophy of large portions... like maybe a Richard Serra.
posted by somnambulist at 8:48 PM on January 25, 2005

corporations sell shit for money. so fascinating.
posted by nanojath at 7:36 PM on February 24, 2005

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