A Small Announcement
I have no occasion for this, and no authority to say; nothing is binding, agreement with T.O.P.'s choices is not only not mandatory but not expected, and yes, it's true, few will remember the whats, whys, or wherefores after the dust has cleared. Just to get that out of the way. But as I've looked into this project casually over the past few years, I've been fascinated to note just how far and wide my research into possible choices has taken me. I thought sharing some of it might well be interesting to others, perhaps thought-provoking, possibly even inspiring. So let's try it, and we'll see.
Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON
Featured Comment: jeffn said, "I'm sure Mike has purely aesthetic criteria in mind here. (And will relish the battle to defend them against all....)
"But the open wallets of genteel materialism have spoken—and I'm not sure this is a bad thing. At yesterdays Sotheby's Auction, Edward Steichen's 'The Pond—Moonlight' set a new #1 sale price for a photograph of $2,928,000.
"#2 at $1,472,000 was Alfred Steiglitz's 'Georgia O'Keeffe's Hands.'
"#3 at $1,360,000 was Alfred Steiglitz's 'Nude Portrait of Georgia O'Keeffe.'
"#4 at $1,248,000 remains 'Untitled (Cowboy)' by Richard Prince.
"I'm impressed. Does any knowledgeable reader know #5–10 on this bestseller list? Could someone post some decent links to copies of any of these photographs?
"And finally, does anyone want to give me the odds on any one photo showing up in both the above list and Mike's upcoming list?"