When I read that Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream” sold for $119,922,500, my first thought was why so much. I admit that I am not an art collector or am I an expert in this field, so my thoughts or opinions in this matter hold no weight. Confessing my lack of expertise in the world of art, I still ask myself why so much.
Okay, I should make my thoughts a little clearer…Why so much when for $100, you can buy a copy of “The Scream” printed on a Rokkaku kite (traditional Japanese kite with six sides)? This particular kite made by Premier is 6.50 feet by 5.25 feet and is a stable flyer in winds ranging from 4 mph to 20 mph. Many people decorate homes by hanging colorful kites on their walls, so for a savings of $119,922,400, you can hang “The Scream” in your house for all to see. Not only that, you can fly the kite and have others enjoy this iconic work.
If you feel like expanding your art/kite collection, Premier Kites also sells Rokkakus of the Mona Lisa, Venus of Urbino and the American Gothic painted by Grant Wood in 1930. Just imagine how much you would save by buying the Mona Lisa kite instead of the original painting…that’s if it was ever put up for auction!
All the Premier Rokkaku kites are well made and look great. Being the “want to be” rebel, I have their skull and crossbones and peace sign Rokkakus. As I said, I am not an art collector, but I think the next kite I’ll purchase will be the print of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”. Will it go on my wall? The answer to that would be….most probably not. However, it will be flown whenever possible and I know it will get plenty of compliments as do the other Premier Rokkakus that I own and fly.
You can join local kiters at Sherwood Island State Park on Wednesdays at 5:00pm
from now until the end of September. Wind conditions will be reported on Twitter at USAKiters at 4:30pm.
Until then, it would be great to hear from you.