Cathedral of Shit

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The Colonel

Posted by cathedralofshit on December 13, 2009

That self-appointed ‘insider’s insider’ Josh Baer is at it again in his invaluable round-robin ‘The Baer Faxt’. After some interminable dirgeful crap masking as market-analysis, Baer reveals to his stunned audience: “I gave a talk last week on “Ten Things You Should Know About Buying Art.””. He then gives his lucky lucky readers a short summary of this prize-winning lecture which includes his useful point: “Buying Art is like buying a car – you lose value the first mile”. Which makes us think that Josh Baer isn’t really Josh Baer, the jovially rotund Colonel Sanders figure so lavishly illustrated in Sarah Thornton’s award-winning novel “Art: My Friends and Me” BUT in fact Swiss Tony, the comedy figure from The Fast Show.
Firstly remember Swiss Tony’s advice: “Washing a car, is very much like making love to a beautiful woman. You’ve got to caress the bodywork. Breathe softly and gently. And give it every inch of your loving attention. And make sure you’ve got a nice wet sponge.” Secondly, look at the three photographs carefully and think again art lover!

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