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(NYPost)   Photographer: Oops, was that your 2,630-year-old sculpture. Manhattan art collector: No need to apologize, you bought it   (nypost.com) divider line 17
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2012-04-26 12:23:24 PM  
3 votes:
She claims it was going to be donated to an art museum. I have a crazy idea for a settlement, the publisher donates a large sum to the museum of the owners choice. No? You want the money? Then your a lying douchebag.
2012-04-26 12:19:04 PM  
3 votes:
It was so valuable, both monetarily and sentimentally, but she didn't have it insured?
2012-04-26 01:42:44 PM  
2 votes:

Why Would I Read the Article: The fotog, Eric Guillemain, and his crew didn't use "the due care necessary" to handle the artifact, and it fell to the floor, the suit says. The sculpture "was smashed into a myriad of pieces," the suit says.



No, god damnit! Myriad pieces, not myriad of pieces. How does this error get past editors?

Look, I'll admit I had been mis-using evacuate until I saw the last season of The Wire, but this error is inexcusable and the responsible party should be put to death.


I love Grammar Nazis who learn a "fact" and endlessly bash anyone who "misuses" their pet term... while being entirely wrong.

As long as Myriad has been used in English, it's been a noun (the "of" form) - the noun form is actually the much older one, and over the past 50 years is almost completely ubiquitous, while the adjectival only showed up in the mid-1700's and has seen favor come and go over time. Prescriptivism fails when the rules you hold dear were invented just to sound different or smug and never really taken up in a meaningful way outside of a small cadre of pedants and poets, so please shove that attitude to where you complain about split infinitives.
2012-04-26 01:01:46 PM  
2 votes:
Everything is temporary.
2012-04-26 12:32:09 PM  
2 votes:
download.creative.arte.tv

The rules don't change just because you're working for a magazine. Be careful when handling irreplaceable pieces of art and history.
2012-04-26 12:32:04 PM  
2 votes:
for those asking about insurance, even if it was insured and she made a claim, the insurer would then subrogate and sue the mag to recover the money it paid on the claim. 6 to 1, etc.
2012-04-26 12:24:51 PM  
2 votes:
"we have the position that we have no liability in this incident."

You'll be changing that position shortly, or it's going to be changed for you.
2012-04-26 12:23:58 PM  
2 votes:

Huck Chaser: It was so valuable, both monetarily and sentimentally, but she didn't have it insured?


Why should she have to claim on her insurance for something which was somebody else's fault?
2012-04-26 03:02:16 PM  
1 votes:

Monster Island: SkunkWerks: Arman, whose husband was a legendary sculptor who routinely used smashed and broken items in his works, had planned on eventually donating the piece to a museum.

So, after it got broken hanging around your home, THEN you decide it'd be a good idea to put it in a museum.

Not suggesting the photographer was at all swift here, just that the collector doesn't sound a whole lot brighter.

Past perfect tenses, how do they work?


Linear Time. How does that work?
2012-04-26 01:44:37 PM  
1 votes:

algrant33: A lawyer wrote that, not an article writer.


And he should hang his head in shame. Actually, I read things lawyer's wrote that are simply incomprehensible. Not because the subject was complicated, but because the lawyer was an ass.
2012-04-26 12:40:09 PM  
1 votes:
I used to do commercial real estate photography years ago and was required to have a million dollar liability policy to cover stuff like this..the premium was about $150 a year so it wasn't that big of deal.... I'm sure the photographer has insurance if his job is to take pictures of rare shiat.
2012-04-26 12:35:32 PM  
1 votes:

Pincy: DammitIForgotMyLogin: Huck Chaser: It was so valuable, both monetarily and sentimentally, but she didn't have it insured?

Why should she have to claim on her insurance for something which was somebody else's fault?

Seriously? Do you not understand how insurance works?


Explain please. I am aware how my insurance works but I don't have anything in my house worth 300k. If someone came to my home and broke my shiat they would pay whether it was covered or not. Why would this person file a claim? I am assuming that of he/she has this piece that there are others there as well covered by the same insurance why would they risk a rate hike or cancellation on the rest of their crap? What am I missing?
2012-04-26 12:32:38 PM  
1 votes:

Why Would I Read the Article: The fotog, Eric Guillemain, and his crew didn't use "the due care necessary" to handle the artifact, and it fell to the floor, the suit says. The sculpture "was smashed into a myriad of pieces," the suit says.



No, god damnit! Myriad pieces, not myriad of pieces. How does this error get past editors?

Look, I'll admit I had been mis-using evacuate until I saw the last season of The Wire, but this error is inexcusable and the responsible party should be put to death.


Quotations, how do they work?

/go after the individual responsible for the wording of the suit
//notsureifserious.jpg just cuz
2012-04-26 12:28:44 PM  
1 votes:
From Nigeria? They've had it for 25 years. Yeah I'm gonna go with it's a fake from the last 50 years, or it would have been insured for something in the range of that auction value.
2012-04-26 12:26:19 PM  
1 votes:
The fotog, Eric Guillemain, and his crew didn't use "the due care necessary" to handle the artifact, and it fell to the floor, the suit says. The sculpture "was smashed into a myriad of pieces," the suit says.



No, god damnit! Myriad pieces, not myriad of pieces. How does this error get past editors?

Look, I'll admit I had been mis-using evacuate until I saw the last season of The Wire, but this error is inexcusable and the responsible party should be put to death.
2012-04-26 12:19:56 PM  
1 votes:

Huck Chaser: It was so valuable, both monetarily and sentimentally, but she didn't have it insured?


This.

And even more importantly, does she have any mighty putty or gorilla glue?
2012-04-26 12:19:31 PM  
1 votes:
I had a very nice security guard at one of the Smithsonian museums very politely ask me to keep my camera bag to the front of my body and not towards the back or the side so I didn't accidentally knock something over. This story wants me to go find him next time I'm there and shake his hand

/He was very friendly about it.
 
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