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(Yahoo)   Art thief threatens to sue museum for making his heist too easy: "I could not imagine that a museum would exhibit such valuable works with so little security"   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 31
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2013-10-22 07:49:06 PM
Welcome to Obama's contemporary exhibit on post modern America.
 
2013-10-22 07:50:56 PM

hervatski: Welcome to Obama's contemporary exhibit on post modern America.


You should feel horribly ashamed.
 
2013-10-22 07:51:08 PM
Thanks Oba-


hervatski: Welcome to Obama's contemporary exhibit on post modern America.



....oh.  Beat me to it.
 
2013-10-22 07:51:16 PM
Derped in one.
 
2013-10-22 07:55:25 PM
I can't tell the difference between priceless and children's paintings? I wonder how many experts truly could just by eye and without determining the age and history of one?
 
2013-10-22 08:00:27 PM

Primerpony: I can't tell the difference between priceless and children's paintings? I wonder how many experts truly could just by eye and without determining the age and history of one?


Children can make priceless paintings too.
 
2013-10-22 08:04:18 PM

Primerpony: I can't tell the difference between priceless and children's paintings? I wonder how many experts truly could just by eye and without determining the age and history of one?


Or a monkey.

1 in 3 Art Students Can't Tell Famous Paintings from Paintings by Monkeys
 
2013-10-22 08:07:39 PM
That's easily fixed

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2013-10-22 08:09:15 PM

fusillade762: Primerpony: I can't tell the difference between priceless and children's paintings? I wonder how many experts truly could just by eye and without determining the age and history of one?

Or a monkey.

1 in 3 Art Students Can't Tell Famous Paintings from Paintings by Monkeys


FTA: "The researchers also studied whether correct or incorrect labeling affected the students' judgments. (For instance, labeling Jack's painting as Hoffman's.) It didn't affect the art students, but did affect other students, who were more likely to say whichever painting was supposed to be good, was good. Once again, art students exceed my very low expectations for them."

At least art students can ignore the name when it comes to a value judgement.
 
2013-10-22 08:12:45 PM

caddisfly: hervatski: Welcome to Obama's contemporary exhibit on post modern America.

You should feel horribly ashamed.


it's not my fault Obama is destroying the jobs of thousands of art theifs around small town america.
 
2013-10-22 08:34:46 PM

hervatski: caddisfly: hervatski: Welcome to Obama's contemporary exhibit on post modern America.

You should feel horribly ashamed.

it's not my fault Obama is destroying the jobs of thousands of art theifs around small town america.


i1.ytimg.com

That's great, but who are the theifs?
 
2013-10-22 08:50:07 PM
Charge the mother.
 
2013-10-22 08:56:57 PM
Chutzpah : a man convicted of murdering his parents asking for mercy from the court because he's an orphan.
 
2013-10-22 09:04:35 PM
He might win too! Didn't some clutz of a catburgler successfully sue a couple in California for leaving a knife out; where he could fall on it?
 
2013-10-22 09:06:18 PM

hervatski: caddisfly: hervatski: Welcome to Obama's contemporary exhibit on post modern America.

You should feel horribly ashamed.

it's not my fault Obama is destroying the jobs of thousands of art theifs around small town america.


So small town America has expanded to an art museum in the Netherlands being robbed by a thief from Romania.. What a country!
 
2013-10-22 09:06:41 PM
Was the security a voice recognition system?


Cyril. Figgus.
 
2013-10-22 09:22:01 PM
So... He's going for the "they were asking for it" defense?

"I didn't intend to penetrate that museum your honor, but then I saw it standing there in that short skirt just teasing me and I couldn't stop myself. I had to have it."

/I swear it was funnier in my head
//I guess you just had to be there
///Not that I was there
////At the museum, that is, I wasn't at this museum
/5 IM INNOCENT I TELLS YA!
 
2013-10-22 09:34:02 PM
I'm a reasonable sort of chap. I think that art thieves should be hung up by the goolies, and forced to listen to speeches by Margaret Thatcher.
I do have a certain amount of empathy, though, so they should be given the option to ingest Hydrofluoric Acid instead.

/humans: easy to replace - artworks: somewhat less so.
 
2013-10-22 10:07:37 PM
Asked about the nails found in his mother's stove, he claimed his family had owned 19th icons.

The whole things?
 
2013-10-22 10:31:37 PM
There's a museum of Tiffany's works in Winter Park, Florida. I was surprised to see so many artifacts on plexiglas-topped pedestals, with no apparent security. I kept thinking how easy it would be ti tilt the plexi box and snatch a thing.
 
2013-10-22 11:05:50 PM
I'm almost disappointed to find that there's (apparently) a sound legal reason to do this.

The lawyer explained that, if found guilty of negligence, the Kunsthal "would have to share the burden of compensation" with his client, who faces millions in claims from insurers.

I liked the idea that he was suing to recover the unnecessary expenses he incurred in renting the tunnel-boring machine, hiring the 100-piece marching band, and building the ultrasonic machine that would distract the seeing eye dog just as it led its master past the precariously stacked pyramid of souvenir glassware in the gift shop.

Anyway, if movies have taught me anything, it's that all art thieves are charming rogues we should be rooting for, so good luck, guy.
 
2013-10-22 11:22:47 PM
Why are Neanderthals letting gypsies steal their cave paintings is what I wanna know.
 
2013-10-23 12:01:29 AM
This is why I'm sewing my rape victim. She should have protected her vagina with more than a simple peace of cloth.
 
2013-10-23 12:10:06 AM

stuffy: This is why I'm sewing my rape victim. She should have protected her vagina with more than a simple peace of cloth.


Autocomplete is not your friend.
 
2013-10-23 01:44:39 AM

Trashy: hervatski: caddisfly: hervatski: Welcome to Obama's contemporary exhibit on post modern America.

You should feel horribly ashamed.

it's not my fault Obama is destroying the jobs of thousands of art theifs around small town america.

So small town America has expanded to an art museum in the Netherlands being robbed by a thief from Romania.. What a country!


Study it out.
 
2013-10-23 01:46:30 AM

Primerpony: I can't tell the difference between priceless and children's paintings? I wonder how many experts truly could just by eye and without determining the age and history of one?


I hear people say this all the time; yet I've never seen anyone create a new and different Jackson Pollock and successfully sell it for lots of money.

There must be SOMETHING else there.
 
2013-10-23 04:33:47 AM
Art thieves > art critics.

Art historians > artists.
 
2013-10-23 06:14:57 AM

Primerpony: I can't tell the difference between priceless and children's paintings? I wonder how many experts truly could just by eye and without determining the age and history of one?


I ever get REALLY rich, I'm not blowing it on serious art.  I'd stick to high quality reproductions.  WAY too much of the high-end stuff is fake; not even the experts can be really sure, and there's just too much money in the field for any of them to back down and admit they've been conned by any given piece.

Couple that with the hassles of insurance and security?  No thanks.
 
2013-10-23 07:24:07 AM

PunGent: Primerpony: I can't tell the difference between priceless and children's paintings? I wonder how many experts truly could just by eye and without determining the age and history of one?

I ever get REALLY rich, I'm not blowing it on serious art.  I'd stick to high quality reproductions.  WAY too much of the high-end stuff is fake; not even the experts can be really sure, and there's just too much money in the field for any of them to back down and admit they've been conned by any given piece.

Couple that with the hassles of insurance and security?  No thanks.


Meh, if you're rich enough to buy authentic art, you're not buying it for the decoration, you're buying it to brag to your rich asshole friends that "it's a genuine" whatever.
 
2013-10-23 08:50:25 AM
After making the statement, he adjusted his green jacket then made his escape on a rocket he had hidden in a tree earlier. He was also accompanied by a bearded guy with a crooked cigar and hat pulled over his eyes and another accomplice carrying a sword and wearing hakama.
 
2013-10-23 09:56:07 AM

RedPhoenix122: PunGent: Primerpony: I can't tell the difference between priceless and children's paintings? I wonder how many experts truly could just by eye and without determining the age and history of one?

I ever get REALLY rich, I'm not blowing it on serious art.  I'd stick to high quality reproductions.  WAY too much of the high-end stuff is fake; not even the experts can be really sure, and there's just too much money in the field for any of them to back down and admit they've been conned by any given piece.

Couple that with the hassles of insurance and security?  No thanks.

Meh, if you're rich enough to buy authentic art, you're not buying it for the decoration, you're buying it to brag to your rich asshole friends that "it's a genuine" whatever.


I guess that's true, sadly.  Of course, those people are not friends, in any meaningful definition of the word.  It would suck to have your relationships determined by money that way, I think.
 
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