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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2012 9:48 a.m. PST

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$30,000,000 USD? Who sets the price on crap like that?

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian06 Jan 2012 10:01 a.m. PST

Don't tell me – the museum has a bar…

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2012 10:12 a.m. PST

I nearly had my arm shot off for touchng a halberd in the Philadelphia Art Museum. Heck, the darn thing was bolted to the wall! I just wanted to see how the thickness felt in my hands. Honest, Officer… grin

Space Monkey06 Jan 2012 11:08 a.m. PST

I kinda like the painting… but I still think that's a funny story.

Connard Sage Inactive Member06 Jan 2012 11:12 a.m. PST

You can kind of see her point. I'd have tried to Bleeped text on it too, probably – see also Jackson Pollack.

I nearly had my arm shot off for touchng a halberd in the Philadelphia Art Museum.

Not quite as drastic, but I was sworn at (in French) by an attendant in a museum in Paris (I forget which one) for leaning on an old chest to get a better look at the vase which had been placed on top of it. I swore back (again in French), and demanded to see her superior. She seemed rather surprised, adopted a calmer tone and apologised.

Tips to curators: In public museums don't place exhibits on top of other exhibits. If you must do it, provide Joe Public with 'don't lean on the Bleeped texting exhibit' signs, or provide a physical barrier. Failing either of the above, tell your attendants not to swear at the punters, especially if they are foreigners who may have a better grasp of the local lingo than said attendant may have thought.

enfant perdus06 Jan 2012 11:28 a.m. PST

I was rudely accosted at the Frick Collection for looking too closely at a Holbein. Apparently, Sir Thomas More has a minimum safe viewing distance.

Personal logo richarDISNEY Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2012 11:29 a.m. PST

If you call that 'art'…

Now THIS is art…

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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2012 11:37 a.m. PST

Arf! Arf!

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member06 Jan 2012 12:47 p.m. PST

Don't tell me the museum has a bar…
If it was an opening, the liquor was catered.

Jovian106 Jan 2012 1:06 p.m. PST

Nobody licked her – wink

Connard Sage Inactive Member06 Jan 2012 1:12 p.m. PST

Liquor unconscious?

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2012 1:21 p.m. PST

I hear she prefers men to liquor……

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(sorry, that joke's knees aren't so good, I'd better take the poor thing back to the old jokes home)

adub74 Inactive Member06 Jan 2012 1:55 p.m. PST

"Who sets the price on crap like that?"

Clearly the market…

"Four of his works were auctioned by Sotheby's last year for $114 USD million to endow the Denver museum, which opened in November."

Honestly, who set the price on…

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nvdoyle06 Jan 2012 2:56 p.m. PST

causing an estimated $10,000 USD damage to the artwork

How can they tell?

Personal logo The Tin Dictator Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2012 7:37 p.m. PST

How can they tell?

They can't. That's why its an estimate.

goragrad06 Jan 2012 10:10 p.m. PST

The things you miss out on when you are working on the other side of the state.

On the other hand if that is representative of the exhibits at that museum I am not missing anything (aside from the DBA 3.0 playtest at the club this weekend).

P.S. Actually CS that work inspires a rather more primal urge – if you have ever visited the primate house at a zoo and experienced the chimps idea of entertainment.

On the other hand with a work of that caliber pelting it with feces might be an improvement

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