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Jac@stafford.net
26-Dec-2014, 13:00
A US mainland info-graphic, article.

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2014/dec/23/art-tastes-map-americans-ebay-terry-redlin?CMP=fb_gu

Greg Davis
26-Dec-2014, 13:24
Very interesting map. I am surprised at the prevalence of Dali in Florida and Picasso in Indiana.

Jac@stafford.net
26-Dec-2014, 13:54
Very interesting map. I am surprised at the prevalence of Dali in Florida and Picasso in Indiana.
Something is fishy in that report. Artemisia Gentileschi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_Gentileschi) in Minnesota and Michigan? I suspect she was over-represented because she was a Women's Studies subject in universities of each state.

And the Terry Redlin rash right down the spine? I believe that. What about the states with no data at all - impossible.

Toyon
26-Dec-2014, 14:17
A great "illustration" of the power of statistical nonsense. These are interest rankings or topicality rankings, not preference rankings.

jp
26-Dec-2014, 14:32
Is this author the guy writing the click-bait debating whether photography is art? Yes it is...

lecarp
26-Dec-2014, 16:21
Very interesting map. I am surprised at the prevalence of Dali in Florida and Picasso in Indiana.

The Dali museum is in St. Petersburg, FL.

Greg Davis
26-Dec-2014, 16:30
He states several times that these represent only what eBay finds as the most popular searches. It does not mean anyone is buying anything.

Greg Davis
26-Dec-2014, 16:34
It lists Mary Cassatt as the most popular search for Kentucky, but I can tell you with absolute certainty she is not the most popular artist by purchase. People only by art with horses in it here due to the strong influence of the horse industry in the state. As non-horse paintings go, Henry Faulkner (cousin to William Faulkner) is more widely known within the state.

Jac@stafford.net
26-Dec-2014, 16:43
He states several times that these represent only what eBay finds as the most popular searches. It does not mean anyone is buying anything.

First, the author of the article states what he wishes or believes, but he is not a credible source of authority as evinced the endless bullshit he has written forever.

The data likely represents more than what 'Bay finds as most popular searches. 'Bay pays Google, for example, to place search hits regardless of the intent of the searcher who may not be looking to buy anything. The search could be looking for historical or academic interest, or incited by a headline, anything but pursuit of a buy. The searcher may never have clicked through. A hit is a hit. I did search studies years ago to report to my client the sites from which queries were coming and what search terms they used. The data cannot be taken at face value.

ghostcount
26-Dec-2014, 17:12
Nevada searches Peter Lik? :rolleyes:

Oklahoma, Mississippi and Alaska don't have E Bay? :confused: