5 Most Overrated Paintings of All Time

You got a scene of a half-occupied cafe patio, a generic grocery store item and some old, bored woman.

These belong in the canon of the greatest artworks ever!

No they don't.

Though folks have been forever going apeshit over these five artworks, they seem to be more about hype than about artistic merit and substance.

5. Jackson Pollock's No. 5, 1948 In 2006, the eight-by-four-foot drip painting on fiberboard sold for $140 million, making it the second-most expensive auction- or private-sold painting. What a waste of cashola for some frenetic and improvised compilation of hippie browns and yellows.

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Steve Jansen is a contributing writer for the Houston Press.
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