11 Obnoxiously Funny Amazon Reviews Of Famous Artworks

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Two gallery technicians stand in front of Andy Warhol's 'Mao' as it is displayed in Sotheby's auction house in central London on September 14, 2012. The piece has an estimated sale price of 18,000-22,000 GBP and is to be auctioned in the sale of Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints on September 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages) | LEON NEAL via Getty Images

The Amazon marketplace can be a terrifying place, filled, at times, with trolls who love nothing more than the feeling of accomplishment they experience after crafting a truly heinous review.

Just ask the group of authors who've banded together to fight the strange form of cyber bullying we've come to accept as commonplace behavior, rallying against the nameless reviewers who leave baseless (alebit shamefully entertaining) critiques of famous literature on the site.

As our friends at HuffPost Books pointed out earlier this month, writers like Anne Rice are calling on Amazon to remove anonymity from its review process, a step they hope will discourage trolls from mercilessly trashing writers who sell their work online.

This got us thinking: Amazon recently embarked upon Amazon Art, a marketplace devoted to selling works from more than 150 galleries and 4,500 artists. Have the anonymous reviewing fiends found their way to the virtual halls of Warhols and Picassos? we pondered. Have they opted to leave their mark on the pricey masterpieces, reviewing the paintings and prints with the same thoughtless smirk as they did pieces of literature?

The short answer is... yes. Behold: 11 obnoxiously funny Amazon reviews of famous artworks.

  • 1. Andy Warhol's "Mao 99" (1972)
    Amazon
  • Price: $200,000

    Much Warhol

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Wow. Very art. Such price. Colors yes. Lots of money pay. Kim Jong Il yes. Canvas nice. A have must.

    Read the review here
  • 2. Pablo Picasso's "Man and Goat" (1943)
    Amazon
  • Price: $2,500

    Art Scribbles



    It don't take much art talent to draw something like that. I don't say this to be mean. But I can draw way better then that. How do they rate getting that kind of money for scribbles like that. I'd like to add, if this art work gives comfort to anyone in there heart, and mind that's great. But it still cost WAY to much.

    Read the review here
  • 3. Joan Miro's "A Day in the Country IV" (1967)
    Amazon
  • Price: $35,000

    Art?



    Obviously I'm not an art critic, nor an artist, I'm barely an appreciator of art. But... how is this not refrigerator art? $35,000 for something my child would've gotten a C- on in 3rd grade... Ok, done being snarky - seriously I'd like to have someone tell me what it is I'm missing here.

    Read the review here
  • 4. Renoir's "Le portrait d'une jeune femme" (1870)
    Amazon
  • Price: $800,000

    I picked this up to cover a large hole the...

    ★ ★ ★

    I picked this up to cover a large hole the plumber made in the wall to repair a leaky pipe. Unfortunately this painting was too small to completely cover the opening and mice were sneaking through the uncovered gap. I returned it and the seller gave me a full refund despite the bite marks.

    Read the review here
  • 5. Sir Alfred James Munnings "Irish Grey Mare" (1910)
    Amazon
  • Price: $485,000

    Not the best bargain

    ★ ★ ★

    This painting is ok. Last time I bought a $485k painting it had 2 horses. This one only has 1 horse. Not the best bang for the buck.

    Read the review here
  • 6. Andy Warhol's "Be a somebody with a body" (1986)
    Amazon
  • Price: $155,000

    Some body

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    This piece should not be confused with Warhol's early pieces a Nobody with Somebody and a Somebody with No body or his controversial pieces Everybody Loves Somebody Sometimes and Everybody rock your body.

    Read the review here
  • 7. Richard Pettibone's "Pink Marilyn" (1972)
    Amazon
  • Price: $99,750

    Humble, yet overstated

    ★ ★ ★

    While I love the way this item looks on the wall of my RV, I can't help but feel that it makes the environment a bit gaudy. However, it was quite convenient that I was able to hang it up with a simple piece of scotch tape and a push pin. I rate this a 3 star, because of it's portability (toss it in your backpack, put it in your backpocket, hide it in the toaster) and reasonable price.

    Read the review here
  • 8. Yoshitomo Nara's "Untitled" (1993)
    Amazon
  • Price: $33,250

    Reminds Me of My Own

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Pretty sure I drew this exact painting in 2nd grade. It was in crayon though and I lost it so now I'm so excited that I can buy back for a fairly reasonable price! Too bad it isn't prime eligible though... has me thinking twice

    Read the review here
  • 9. Andy Warhol's "Campbell's Soup II" (1969)
    Amazon
  • Price: $35,000

    A giant picture of a can of soup for how much?



    Look here you Hollywood liberals where do you get off? I remember when art was all about liking tall naked men and oil pictures of two man embracing each other like they were fighting or getting confusing emotions. Now we have the liberal media telling us giant pictures of one color and boxes of soap are art? This country used to know what it was doing. Art pictures were of people sitting in a diner at night and whatnot. Now things are all over the place and this thing crosses the line. I mean sure I would buy it IF IT WAS AFFORDABLE but your crazy when I can just look at it on the internetting for free. It would look great in my kitchen where I cook and sometimes eat Campbell's Chicken and Dumplings (btw the real soup can of campbell's chicken and dumplings would get a 5/5 IF AMAZON STOCKED IT). It would be all ironic like. Anyways I'm going on and on but maybe this product ain't for me.

    Read the review here
  • 10. Banksy's "Pulp Fiction" (2004)
    Amazon
  • Price: $3,600

    Such craft and fully realized ideals!

    ★ ★

    The famous Banksy creates another piece that challenges our cultural norms. This time taking the ultra masculine characters of Pulp Fiction (by up and coming director Robert Rodriguez) and feminizing them by turning their guns (symbols of power and abuse) into flaccid bananas (suggesting impotence). I could see this work on the wall of my pothead nephew's dorm room, or my immature brother's mancave right next to his Raider's football poster (float mounted in a frame of course). My only regret is that this piece lacks the iconic gas masks that have become a staple for Banksy that stand for politics or the lack of politics, no one is really sure.

    Read the review here
  • 11. Camomile Hixon POOF !, 2011
    Amazon
  • Price: $3,500

    why, just why



    Why this piece costs over 3,000 dollars confuses me to no end. Sure it's nice, I like the color. But I just don't understand rant rant rant blah blah etc. I guess everyone's entitled to their opinion. If you have 3,000 to waste, then by all means poof up your wall

    Read the review here

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