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(102.1 The Edge)   Man uses his cell phone camera to record another man who is spraypainting over a Picasso in a museum. Alert security guard springs into action, stops man from recording with his phone   (kdge.com) divider line 67
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2012-06-20 10:21:57 AM  
Dude on the cameraphone was in on it. Happened to be filming, walked up to capture the paintover, tried to get the name of the artwork on the tag. And didn't say shiat when the guard told him not to take pictures.

Vandals suck.
/after Stevo left
 
2012-06-20 11:02:16 AM  
Got to agree with you on that one Langston.
 
2012-06-20 11:06:33 AM  
I would have assumed it was some kind of performance piece.
 
2012-06-20 11:08:40 AM  

Langston: Dude on the cameraphone was in on it. Happened to be filming, walked up to capture the paintover, tried to get the name of the artwork on the tag. And didn't say shiat when the guard told him not to take pictures.

Vandals suck.
/after Stevo left


was thinking at first that the recorder is an idiot for recording instead of stopping it, but you're right. Hopefully the police are smart enough to figure it out.
 
2012-06-20 11:08:50 AM  

Langston: Dude on the cameraphone was in on it. Happened to be filming, walked up to capture the paintover, tried to get the name of the artwork on the tag. And didn't say shiat when the guard told him not to take pictures.

Vandals suck.
/after Stevo left


Over in one
 
2012-06-20 11:10:17 AM  
"That's some fine security work there Lou"
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-20 11:11:17 AM  
This is what happens when you hire people who go for the easier crime first. Or even so, its what happens when you hire people with very few critial thinking skills.
 
2012-06-20 11:13:35 AM  
Stopping people from vandalizing the paintings probably wasn't in the training video.
 
2012-06-20 11:14:06 AM  
that was so cool..
 
2012-06-20 11:19:20 AM  
Pablo Picasso was an asshole.
 
2012-06-20 11:20:10 AM  
Fastest spray paint can in the west
 
2012-06-20 11:27:22 AM  
This is what happens when former Enron execs end up working security guard gigs.
 
2012-06-20 11:28:06 AM  
I've never seen any of Picasso's early stencil work, so it's hard to say how well this "up and coming" artist's work compares.
 
2012-06-20 11:34:09 AM  

simrobert2001: This is what happens when you hire people who go for the easier crime first. Or even so, its what happens when you hire people with very few critial thinking skills.


You pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
 
2012-06-20 11:34:36 AM  
And nothing of value was lost
 
2012-06-20 11:39:26 AM  

Shtetl G: Pablo Picasso was an asshole.


Nobody ever called him that.
 
2012-06-20 11:41:43 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-20 11:43:34 AM  
He was just adding an additional arty layer to the art
 
2012-06-20 11:46:07 AM  
i heard that the vandal was the great mexican artist "el puto".
 
2012-06-20 11:49:20 AM  
i23.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-20 11:50:11 AM  
which museum? mfah or the contemporary art one?

/didn't watch video
//worked for mfah
///security was laughable
 
2012-06-20 11:53:59 AM  
Woman in Red Armchair

NSFW

It's a masterpiece.
 
2012-06-20 11:54:58 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Woman in Red Armchair

NSFW

It's a masterpiece.


jesus pleezus
 
2012-06-20 11:55:45 AM  

barefoot in the head: Shtetl G: Pablo Picasso was an asshole.

Nobody ever called him that.


The man was a very prolific artist, and by prolific, i meen the man had a habit of paying bar bills by doodling on a napkin, and walking out.

Many people called him an asshole
 
2012-06-20 12:00:04 PM  

simrobert2001: This is what happens when you hire people who go for the easier crime first. Or even so, its what happens when you hire people with very few critial thinking skills.


Why the hate? A $9 an hour guard, who did not see the vandalism, sees a dude taking pictures. He walks over and says "you can't take pictures in here" which is part of his duties. And we can be sure that the guard didn't have much say in creating the rule. That's it. But from that, you have deduced that the guard is a knuckle-dragging mouth-breather?

Hell, I bet the guard can even spell critical correctly.
 
2012-06-20 12:00:11 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: barefoot in the head: Shtetl G: Pablo Picasso was an asshole.

Nobody ever called him that.

The man was a very prolific artist, and by prolific, i meen the man had a habit of paying bar bills by doodling on a napkin, and walking out.

Many people called him an asshole


Not in New York.
 
2012-06-20 12:06:31 PM  

Andrew Wiggin: which museum? mfah or the contemporary art one?

/didn't watch video
//worked for mfah
///security was laughable


It was the Menil...
 
2012-06-20 12:07:59 PM  

HarrisonBergeron: Andrew Wiggin: which museum? mfah or the contemporary art one?

/didn't watch video
//worked for mfah
///security was laughable

It was the Menil...


ah, thanks. i've never heard of that place and thought they were just referring to the name of a collection at another museum.

/sits in corner
 
2012-06-20 12:11:17 PM  

Shtetl G: Pablo Picasso was an asshole.


So was Mozart. It doesn't negate the contributions he made to music.
So was nearly every Bernoulli. It doesn't negate the contributions they made to mathematics.
 
2012-06-20 12:14:07 PM  
Whatever happened to the old measure of placing valuable masterpieces under glass and/or roping off an area to prevent people from being able to get close enough to touch them?

I mean, conservators wear gloves when inspecting these delicate paintings, then they poke them up on walls where the average moron can get close enough to run their dirty fingers over the old paint.

It's been a very long time since I was in a museum with highly valuable works, but I do recall alert roving guards, certain paintings sealed under glass and shiny brass poles on which hung velvet ropes to keep people from getting within touching distance.

A small local museum contains treasure brought up from an offshore Spanish wreck and you can bet your bippy that not only is the stuff sealed behind unbreakable glass but under the watchful eye of security cameras, security guards and alarm systems.

The majority of the Titanic relics are also sealed away from the public behind thick glass.
 
2012-06-20 12:14:56 PM  

Moosecakes: Langston: Dude on the cameraphone was in on it. Happened to be filming, walked up to capture the paintover, tried to get the name of the artwork on the tag. And didn't say shiat when the guard told him not to take pictures.

Vandals suck.
/after Stevo left

was thinking at first that the recorder is an idiot for recording instead of stopping it, but you're right. Hopefully the police are smart enough to figure it out.


Perhaps the videographer thought that anyone crazy/stupid/assholish enough to spraypaint over a Picasso painting isn't one who is likely to take being stopped lightly. I'm not sure I would want to approach him. But he got evidence of the crime so the guy could be more easily prosecuted.
 
2012-06-20 12:15:12 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Shtetl G: Pablo Picasso was an asshole.

So was Mozart. It doesn't negate the contributions he made to music.
So was nearly every Bernoulli. It doesn't negate the contributions they made to mathematics.


So is Soldier boy. It doesn't negate the contributions he made to rap
 
2012-06-20 12:19:58 PM  
I love how dickbags with some Krylon, and nothing else to do, always say "I'm an artist!".

No, you're not. The architect who designed the building you're tagging was. Picasso was. The kid with a pencil and a sheet of paper may be.

You're a dog pissing on a fire hydrant, graffiti man.

You're a mongrel sh*tting on somebody else's lawn and you're not famous and you create nothing. There are examples of actual public art done with chalk or spray paint - once the person creating gets permission - but ruining somebody else's art is just lame. I'm sorry you didn't get to shoot John Lennon, but you're still just a nobody with 3.99 and the creativity of a pool of vomit. And the security guard is a doorstop with a paycheck and a "security for dummies" book. This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2012-06-20 12:20:42 PM  

irockalot: Cerebral Knievel: barefoot in the head: Shtetl G: Pablo Picasso was an asshole.

Nobody ever called him that.

The man was a very prolific artist, and by prolific, i meen the man had a habit of paying bar bills by doodling on a napkin, and walking out.

Many people called him an asshole

Not in New York.


He could walk down your street and girls could not resist his stare.
 
2012-06-20 12:32:09 PM  
If it was a valuable piece maybe the one hanging is a copy and the real one is in a vault? Hence the spokesman saying, "meh we'll spit shine it fuggetaboutit" or something.
 
2012-06-20 01:02:49 PM  

NightOwl2255: simrobert2001: This is what happens when you hire people who go for the easier crime first. Or even so, its what happens when you hire people with very few critial thinking skills.

Why the hate? A $9 an hour guard, who did not see the vandalism, sees a dude taking pictures. He walks over and says "you can't take pictures in here" which is part of his duties. And we can be sure that the guard didn't have much say in creating the rule. That's it. But from that, you have deduced that the guard is a knuckle-dragging mouth-breather?

Hell, I bet the guard can even spell critical correctly.


Heh..... Duties
 
2012-06-20 01:08:30 PM  
I love going to art galleries. Wandering around seeing the pieces both good and bad can be a great way to spend an afternoon. What I don't get are the people who wander around with their cell phone snapping pictures of the various masterpieces. Complete with people walking in front of them, not correct for picture lighting, and the fact it's your damn cell phone camera. They spend so much time attempting to document their visit that they really can't enjoy the visit. Especially when for the big pieces in the exhibit, they're most likely more than happy to sell you a good reproduction of the work in question.
 
2012-06-20 01:19:16 PM  

offmymeds: irockalot:

He could walk down your street and girls could not resist his stare.


No, Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole.

/in his... Eldorado...
 
2012-06-20 01:21:19 PM  
If only there were some transparent material that could be placed in between expensive paintings and people which could withstand the assault of a vandal with a paint can.
 
2012-06-20 01:40:35 PM  

bunner: I love how dickbags with some Krylon, and nothing else to do, always say "I'm an artist!".

No, you're not. The architect who designed the building you're tagging was. Picasso was. The kid with a pencil and a sheet of paper may be.

You're a dog pissing on a fire hydrant, graffiti man.

You're a mongrel sh*tting on somebody else's lawn and you're not famous and you create nothing. There are examples of actual public art done with chalk or spray paint - once the person creating gets permission - but ruining somebody else's art is just lame. I'm sorry you didn't get to shoot John Lennon, but you're still just a nobody with 3.99 and the creativity of a pool of vomit. And the security guard is a doorstop with a paycheck and a "security for dummies" book. This is why we can't have nice things.


Nice rant.

You should spraypaint that on the side of a building.
 
2012-06-20 01:42:32 PM  

BizarreMan: I love going to art galleries. Wandering around seeing the pieces both good and bad can be a great way to spend an afternoon. What I don't get are the people who wander around with their cell phone snapping pictures of the various masterpieces. Complete with people walking in front of them, not correct for picture lighting, and the fact it's your damn cell phone camera. They spend so much time attempting to document their visit that they really can't enjoy the visit. Especially when for the big pieces in the exhibit, they're most likely more than happy to sell you a good reproduction of the work in question.


A take a few so that I can remember just how HUEG some of them are. A 30 foot painting isn't as inspiring on a 5" postcard, it needs some context. Not many, though, I don't have time for that.
 
2012-06-20 02:05:17 PM  
Ok, apparently his name is a big secret, mods :makes j/o motion:.

So here's the Houston Press continuing coverage. Is the NEWS ok for you?

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/artatta ck/2012/06/alleged_street_artist _ who_defa.php
 
2012-06-20 02:06:10 PM  

BizarreMan: I love going to art galleries. Wandering around seeing the pieces both good and bad can be a great way to spend an afternoon. What I don't get are the people who wander around with their cell phone snapping pictures of the various masterpieces. Complete with people walking in front of them, not correct for picture lighting, and the fact it's your damn cell phone camera. They spend so much time attempting to document their visit that they really can't enjoy the visit. Especially when for the big pieces in the exhibit, they're most likely more than happy to sell you a good reproduction of the work in question.


Cell phone cameras are great for a lot of reasons, but they've made some things so much worse. Like aquariums. Go to one on a busy day and you can't see any fish. All you see are a half dozen cell phones blocking each tank while people try for 5 minutes to take a picture of a moving object in low light with a device that wasn't designed to capture that.
 
2012-06-20 02:20:52 PM  

bunner: I love how dickbags with some Krylon, and nothing else to do, always say "I'm an artist!".

No, you're not. The architect who designed the building you're tagging was. Picasso was. The kid with a pencil and a sheet of paper may be.

You're a dog pissing on a fire hydrant, graffiti man.

You're a mongrel sh*tting on somebody else's lawn and you're not famous and you create nothing. There are examples of actual public art done with chalk or spray paint - once the person creating gets permission - but ruining somebody else's art is just lame. I'm sorry you didn't get to shoot John Lennon, but you're still just a nobody with 3.99 and the creativity of a pool of vomit. And the security guard is a doorstop with a paycheck and a "security for dummies" book. This is why we can't have nice things.


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laist.com

slodive.com

As I am unable to determine whether or not these people had permission, I don't know whether these are artistic or not. Also, it's possible that maybe someone might have had permission from the building owner, but it was against HOA rules. In that case, I will tentatively surmise that it has artistic value, but if I hear otherwise from the HOA, it will immediately become distasteful garbage.
 
2012-06-20 02:24:49 PM  
Are we sharing retarded picture taking stories? Because recently I was camping, and enjoying a stunningly beautiful sunset. I do some large format landscape photography and I couldn't help wishing that I had my 4x5 camera with me. Up walks this woman, who proceeds to pull out her tiny point and shoot, aim it, and take a single shot..... with the flash. I'm sure she'll end up with overexposed tree branches and a totally black background. She then immediately turns around and walks off.

I really don't understand. I really truly don't. This was in the mountains, it's not hard to get there but it's not exactly five minutes away from home. I must have stood there enjoying the view for a good ten minutes even after the sun went down, and this rube doesn't even LOOK at it, just snaps a picture that has exactly zero chance of being good, and then turns around and leaves. I don't get it.

I guess some people don't know HOW to turn off the flash, but... Jesus Christ if I had a dollar for every time I saw some moron using the flash when it would not just not help but probably actually ruin a shot.
 
2012-06-20 02:35:45 PM  

louiedog: BizarreMan: I love going to art galleries. Wandering around seeing the pieces both good and bad can be a great way to spend an afternoon. What I don't get are the people who wander around with their cell phone snapping pictures of the various masterpieces. Complete with people walking in front of them, not correct for picture lighting, and the fact it's your damn cell phone camera. They spend so much time attempting to document their visit that they really can't enjoy the visit. Especially when for the big pieces in the exhibit, they're most likely more than happy to sell you a good reproduction of the work in question.

Cell phone cameras are great for a lot of reasons, but they've made some things so much worse. Like aquariums. Go to one on a busy day and you can't see any fish. All you see are a half dozen cell phones blocking each tank while people try for 5 minutes to take a picture of a moving object in low light with a device that wasn't designed to capture that.


I just experienced this last week in Tampa. There are actually signs up in the aquarium telling people not to use flashes. Do these idiots ever actually look at the pictures that they take? Are they incapable of realizing just how bad their pictures are?
 
2012-06-20 03:03:55 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: If only there were some transparent material that could be placed in between expensive paintings and people which could withstand the assault of a vandal with a paint can.


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Recommends aluminum.
 
2012-06-20 03:04:30 PM  

NightOwl2255: Why the hate? A $9 an hour guard, who did not see the vandalism, sees a dude taking pictures. He walks over and says "you can't take pictures in here" which is part of his duties.


I would think that , i dunno, protecting the paintings from vandals would be another, more important part of the guards duties.

But what do I know?

/'Sorry, boss -I didn't notice the guy with the stencil and can of spray paint standing way too close to the valuable paintings, but I did notice that a cell phone was recording video.'
 
2012-06-20 03:13:51 PM  

bunner: I love how dickbags with some Krylon, and nothing else to do, always say "I'm an artist!".

No, you're not. The architect who designed the building you're tagging was. Picasso was. The kid with a pencil and a sheet of paper may be.

You're a dog pissing on a fire hydrant, graffiti man.


The Museo a Cielo Abierto in Valparaíso, Chile, was made with permission, so I'm not sure it really disproves your point, but your rant makes a good excuse to post it, anyway.
 
2012-06-20 03:17:54 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Shtetl G: Pablo Picasso was an asshole.

So was Mozart. It doesn't negate the contributions he made to music.
So was nearly every Bernoulli. It doesn't negate the contributions they made to mathematics.


Just so you get the joke Link
 
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