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(Newsday)   Man leaves priceless Picasso on NY subway, waits a day to report it missing   ( divider line
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7664 clicks; posted to Main » on 31 May 2003 at 7:56 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-05-31 07:59:59 PM  
2003-05-31 08:00:21 PM  
<---- alien?
2003-05-31 08:00:39 PM  
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2003-05-31 08:01:40 PM  

On a completely serious note, I truly hope that the finder AT THE VERY LEAST knows what they have and takes good care of them. I honestly could care less if they're returned, but it would be a shame to see a Picasso painting destroyed due to carelessness.
2003-05-31 08:02:26 PM  
That guy needs to stop smelling the subway seats.
2003-05-31 08:03:27 PM  
"Ahh, f**k it."
-the Dude
2003-05-31 08:03:38 PM  
The Picasso will ultimately turn up if it's indeed 'priceless'. Every important piece is indexed and recorded as to the ownership, so it's unlikely whoever has it will be able to unload it.
2003-05-31 08:04:27 PM  
farkers need to get better submissions today. i think if farks compleatly dry total fark articles should be automaticly posted
2003-05-31 08:04:52 PM  
wow, and I thought I was the only one who was always forgetting priceless artwork on the subway!
2003-05-31 08:06:54 PM  
Picasso was a lousy artist. He probasbly spent a day contemplating whether or not it was worth reporting.
2003-05-31 08:07:03 PM  
How does one get vapor-locked in a subway station?
2003-05-31 08:07:24 PM  
He sold it all ready
2003-05-31 08:12:19 PM  
05-31-03 08:07:24 PM 420_Yo

He sold it all ready

That's actually my guess as well. Seems too convenient. Honestly, who would leave a priceless Picasso on the NYC Subway??
2003-05-31 08:13:19 PM  
Heard this hours ago on the news. Pretty much a wind sucking day on Fark.
2003-05-31 08:14:01 PM  
Who is Priceless Picasso?
2003-05-31 08:15:13 PM  
GIS tells me it is THIS DOG!

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2003-05-31 08:15:23 PM  
What kind of guy leaves a Picasso anywhere? Was he overburdened by his Miro and Rembrandt, his mind on what country to have lunch in? And what the hell is he doing on the subway in the first place? Doesn't a Picasso at the very least deserve cab fare?
2003-05-31 08:16:48 PM  
okay, who would TAKE a priceless picanoseo on a subway?
2003-05-31 08:17:20 PM  
If I had a quarter...

/got nuthin'
2003-05-31 08:18:53 PM  
What an idiot.
And no onoe woowns oart, as it is a bliving and breahting thing. We a re but5 caretakers foir a itime, asz with br4ead, as with polants, asz with thios w2orld in which we dcresctroy!!!
2003-05-31 08:19:39 PM  
if you're sick of the articles on Fark, go out and do something even dumber, call your local newspaper, then submit the link to Fark.
2003-05-31 08:19:55 PM  
well hasn't southebys sold stolen merchandise before?
2003-05-31 08:22:12 PM  


/grabs some paint, a sledgehammer, air compressor, my handy-dandy satellite-uplink, and a toothpick.
2003-05-31 08:24:47 PM  
Nobody called Pablo Picasso an asshole.

/I really, really got nuthin'
2003-05-31 08:25:24 PM  
Hytes Xian
2003-05-31 08:27:28 PM  
Note the capital letters in the headline. Priceless Picasso is actually a drag queen from the east village.
2003-05-31 08:27:47 PM  
This just goes to show most art critics are absolute brainless morons.
2003-05-31 08:30:44 PM  
Aren't the Transit Police supposed to blow up unattended packages? Great. This'll probably bump us up from Cantaloupe Level Alert.
2003-05-31 08:31:02 PM  
their dogs and they're playing poker HAHAHHAHAHA
2003-05-31 08:32:26 PM  
Nothing? I wouldn't say that. You just convinced me to give up on Fark for the night and throw in my dvd of Repoman instead.
2003-05-31 08:36:06 PM  
I said
2003-05-31 08:36:40 PM  

Good call. I was thinking Jonathan Richman, but yer 100% right.
2003-05-31 08:39:28 PM  
sophie matisse?
reimagining of guernica??
2003-05-31 08:41:13 PM  
Too bad Metallica didn't get lost on a subway as well. Somethings just get crappy as time goes on...much like the sellouts on this site, I guess, as well as everything else in life.

And what makes this picture "priceless"?
Some "La de da" art critic that says it is?
Picasso was brilliant I guess but there are a lot of other undiscovered "geniuses" in the art world just waiting to earn a little $$$ to help put food in their gut.
2003-05-31 08:42:22 PM  
Sophie Matisse, 38, who has a gallery on the Upper East Side, was stunned to hear what had happened to her painting, which has an estimated value of $6,500 and had been in the possession of a collector.

"It was a tremendously risky thing to do, to go into the subway system with works of art of that caliber," she said.

Isn't that a bit egotistical of her to lump her $6,500 painting in with the Picasso?
2003-05-31 08:50:35 PM  
You think he sold them instead and couldn't come up with a better excuse?
2003-05-31 08:51:45 PM  
"05-31-03 08:50:35 PM Omeganet

You think he sold them instead and couldn't come up with a better excuse?"

I bet he did sell it to get a TOTALFARK subscription!
2003-05-31 09:15:46 PM  
...he doesnt deserve to get it back...
2003-05-31 09:16:14 PM  
He lost track of it due to an unfortunate birth defect that put both of his eyes on the same side of his head...

"...Sophie Matisse's re-imagining of the Picasso masterpiece 'Guernica.'

"Sophie Matisse, 38, who has a gallery on the Upper East Side, was stunned to hear what had happened to her painting, which has an estimated value of $6,500...."

BTW My personal re-imagining of Jimmie "JJ" Walker's painting from the intro to "Good Times" is estimated at, uh, let's say... $3,000,000?
2003-05-31 09:32:11 PM  
2003-05-31 09:35:21 PM  
Hmm, I bet his insurance only covers real things and not made up stuff too.. What an asshat.
2003-05-31 09:42:07 PM  
Insurance agent: Any valuables in the house?
Homer: Well, the Picasso, my collection of classic cars...
Insurance agent: Sorry, this policy only covers actualy losses, not made-up stuff.
Homer: [miffed] Well that's just great!
2003-05-31 09:44:36 PM  
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2003-05-31 09:48:05 PM  
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2003-05-31 09:50:31 PM  
Third time's the charm Dutch!
2003-05-31 09:52:09 PM  
By now, it is a pissed-on Picasso.

"works of that caliber"
Well, I prefer a .45 caliber, myself.
2003-05-31 10:14:19 PM  
Finders keepers...
Mine now!!!!

Anyone wanna buy a painting?
2003-05-31 10:17:12 PM  
It is refreshing to see that an effete eastern sophistocate is equally capable of dumbassedness as the hick yokels that Fark usually features.
2003-05-31 10:27:01 PM  
It is refreshing to see that an effete eastern sophistocate is equally capable of dumbassedness as arethe hick yokels that Fark usually features.

/If you are going to be pretentious, please do it right.
2003-05-31 10:37:45 PM  
As noted above, can anyone say "insurance scam".
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