Monday, January 4th, 2010
Banksy + Degas = Simon Cowell
If someone asked me to guess American Idol judge Simon Cowell’s taste in art, I probably would have named something sensible, marketable, and creative – maybe some work by an abstract expressionist painter like Morris Louis. But my guess would have been way off.
So what kind of critique did Cowell give his Christmas present? According to sources, the judge looked at the painting and immediately called it “hilarious.” What a news flash – I guess Simon Cowell has a sense of humor! And in true Cowell fashion, this is an expensive sense of humor: this “hilarious” painting is estimated to cost $800,000. That’s a lot of money for a joke.
Okay, he's a millionaire AND an art collector?? I totally want to marry him now.
Oh man. Banksy, huh? I am not AT ALL surprised that Simon would like him. Seems just his taste.
I am, however, surprised to hear he is a secret art collector. It's weird to think that he would be into that. If anything, I'd expect him to collect women (bikini girl from last season, anyone?).