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(Seattle Times)   Federal judge on Renoir painting: "It belongs in a museum, Martha Fuqua"   (seattletimes.com) divider line 46
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2014-01-10 05:37:04 PM
Good.  Doesn't matter how long you keep it, a stolen good is a stolen good.
 
2014-01-10 05:37:32 PM
something something the impression that I get something something.
 
2014-01-10 05:38:19 PM
Judge Jones?
 
2014-01-10 05:39:20 PM
So do you!
 
2014-01-10 05:39:25 PM
Martha Fuqua? That just has "joke name" written all over it.
 
2014-01-10 05:40:52 PM
why do they repeat the 1st paragraph under the headline?  so farking annoying... I am pissed off that I actually read it twice...
 
2014-01-10 05:41:33 PM

Oldiron_79: Judge Jones?


img.pandawhale.com
 
2014-01-10 05:45:38 PM
Fuqua her and the horse she rode in on,
 
2014-01-10 05:48:25 PM
FTA : The napkin-sized painting... had expected to fetch at least $75,000

For a napkin sized painting?!

It had better have car crashes or a tiger or something.
 
2014-01-10 05:54:51 PM
Nice headline.  The Baltimore Museum of Art has a world class collection
 
2014-01-10 05:57:09 PM
Justice Samuel L. Jackson presiding
 
2014-01-10 05:58:35 PM
BMA should cut her a check for $7 in exchange.
 
2014-01-10 06:02:25 PM
Just give it to the god damn museum and ask for a lifetime membership for you and your family in return.
 
2014-01-10 06:03:14 PM
As it turned out, Fuqua's mother, who used the name Marcia Fouquet, was an artist who specialized in reproducing paintings from Renoir and other masters, and who had extensive links to Baltimore's art community in the 1950s.

So how long will it take them to discover that it's a convincing fake, painted by the woman's mother in the 1950s?
 
2014-01-10 06:05:52 PM
That painting is only worth money because most Renoirs aren't as ugly.
 
2014-01-10 06:07:52 PM
They have top men working on it.
 
2014-01-10 06:08:42 PM

The Loaf: BMA should cut her a check for $7 in exchange.


Came here to say this.

Had that painting ben damaged, I'd have laid the hammer down.

...but it was stolen.
 
2014-01-10 06:09:44 PM
FTFA: Renoir's have fallen out of favor with some art collectors who consider them old fashioned.

It was painted in the 19th so, kinda by definition it's "old fashioned".
 
2014-01-10 06:13:17 PM
+1 Would laugh again Mr Subby.
 
2014-01-10 06:17:02 PM
Had to read the article to get it. Damn you Subby.

*applauds with tiny fists*
 
2014-01-10 06:21:52 PM
I'd check to make sure that they are getting the real thing and not a forgery.


especially if this guy helped get it back
xfinity.comcast.net
 
2014-01-10 06:33:18 PM
She should have just offered to donate it if the museum agreed to drop their claim so she could take a tax credit on it and have a nice little "this was donated by" plaque.
 
2014-01-10 06:33:51 PM

Unoriginal_Username: I'd check to make sure that they are getting the real thing and not a forgery.


especially if this guy helped get it back
[xfinity.comcast.net image 300x300]


I called the last "twist" at the end of last night's episode since they start "relations." Still, next three episodes should be good, at least better than the Treat Williams stuff.
 
2014-01-10 06:38:29 PM
It was actually River Phoenix as young Indiana Jones who said the line first, and, OMG I just realized that according to movies River Phoenix was Shia LaBeouf's father.
 
2014-01-10 06:48:09 PM

Trocadero: Unoriginal_Username: I'd check to make sure that they are getting the real thing and not a forgery.


especially if this guy helped get it back
[xfinity.comcast.net image 300x300]

I called the last "twist" at the end of last night's episode since they start "relations." Still, next three episodes should be good, at least better than the Treat Williams stuff.


I haven't seen this season's yet. I caught up on netflix and both USA and Hulu have only 4 episodes available. Which is pretty shiatty.
 
2014-01-10 06:50:43 PM

doyner: The Loaf: BMA should cut her a check for $7 in exchange.

Came here to say this.

Had that painting ben damaged, I'd have laid the hammer down.

...but it was stolen.


But she didn't actually pay anything for it. How about the US Attorney cut her some perjury charges instead?
 
2014-01-10 06:59:47 PM

pinguwin: FTFA: Renoir's have fallen out of favor with some art collectors who consider them old fashioned.

It was painted in the 19th so, kinda by definition it's "old fashioned".


His work is no longer cutting edge and offensive.
 
2014-01-10 07:00:05 PM
Probably won't stay in the museum long...

thisdistractedglobe.com
 
2014-01-10 07:08:45 PM
The strangest thing about this story, to me, is that none of the family members go by their real names. Marcia goes by Martha, Owen goes by Matt, and the elder Ms. Fuqua went by the name of Fouquet.
 
2014-01-10 07:12:49 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: She should have just offered to donate it if the museum agreed to drop their claim so she could take a tax credit on it and have a nice little "this was donated by" plaque.


Mmm, how about no. That would be a paperwork mess for their registrar, not to mention the fact that it is their property and have to give her nothing. If they have the original deed of gift for the painting when it was first acquired, their catalogues would indicate the item as being missing. And then a duplicate comes along 60 years after the first went missing? And that duplicate would have massive holes in its provenance because the thief's daughter has no proof of how it went from Renoir to her.
 
2014-01-10 07:29:20 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Good.  Doesn't matter how long you keep it, a stolen good is a stolen good.


Isn't there a statue of limitations?

/I get all my law information from Law & Order
//Just not the Criminal Intent one. Seriously, that show sucked.
 
2014-01-10 07:51:28 PM
+1 Subby. Early HOTY candidate.
 
2014-01-10 08:06:23 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Satanic_Hamster: Good.  Doesn't matter how long you keep it, a stolen good is a stolen good.

Isn't there a statue of limitations?

/I get all my law information from Law & Order
//Just not the Criminal Intent one. Seriously, that show sucked.


Statute of limitations would refer to prosecuting a criminal. The stolen property will still be repatriated regardless of the length of time between the theft and the object being located.
 
2014-01-10 08:11:40 PM

rebelyell2006: Statute of limitations would refer to prosecuting a criminal. The stolen property will still be repatriated regardless of the length of time between the theft and the object being located.


Unless you're an artifact taken by Europeans between like 1800 and 1920.
 
2014-01-10 08:31:38 PM

Unoriginal_Username: Trocadero: Unoriginal_Username: I'd check to make sure that they are getting the real thing and not a forgery.


especially if this guy helped get it back
[xfinity.comcast.net image 300x300]

I called the last "twist" at the end of last night's episode since they start "relations." Still, next three episodes should be good, at least better than the Treat Williams stuff.

I haven't seen this season's yet. I caught up on netflix and both USA and Hulu have only 4 episodes available. Which is pretty shiatty.


All five seasons here.

http://series-cravings.tv/show/white-collar
 
2014-01-10 08:36:19 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Good.  Doesn't matter how long you keep it, a stolen good is a stolen good.


So we have to give America back to the red man?
 
2014-01-10 08:56:37 PM
It don't matter if you didn't steal it. If its stolen it ain't yours.
 
2014-01-10 09:23:04 PM
Is she related to Pamela Martha Focker?
 
2014-01-10 09:45:52 PM

Tsar_Bomba1: Probably won't stay in the museum long...

[thisdistractedglobe.com image 500x204]


Really?  What the heck does Clint Eastwood have to do with a freaking painting?  Maybe you should go climb a mountain, dude.
 
2014-01-10 09:50:59 PM

rebelyell2006: ArcadianRefugee: Satanic_Hamster: Good.  Doesn't matter how long you keep it, a stolen good is a stolen good.

Isn't there a statue of limitations?

/I get all my law information from Law & Order
//Just not the Criminal Intent one. Seriously, that show sucked.

Statute of limitations would refer to prosecuting a criminal. The stolen property will still be repatriated regardless of the length of time between the theft and the object being located.


Ah.
 
2014-01-10 10:22:52 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: rebelyell2006: Statute of limitations would refer to prosecuting a criminal. The stolen property will still be repatriated regardless of the length of time between the theft and the object being located.

Unless you're an artifact taken by Europeans between like 1800 and 1920.


There has been some voluntary repatriation by museums, and some involuntary repatriation (e.g. NAGPRA and its Commonwealth versions). Unfortunately (or fortunatey) the civil unrest in the Middle East has prevented the repatriation of artifacts.
 
2014-01-11 03:25:25 AM
The museum should steal it back.
 
2014-01-11 08:07:07 AM

darwinpolice: Just give it to the god damn museum and ask for a lifetime membership for you and your family in return.


Wouldn't be that beneficial, seeing as admission to the BMA is free...
 
2014-01-11 08:13:18 AM

bratface: Unoriginal_Username: Trocadero: Unoriginal_Username: I'd check to make sure that they are getting the real thing and not a forgery.


especially if this guy helped get it back
[xfinity.comcast.net image 300x300]

I called the last "twist" at the end of last night's episode since they start "relations." Still, next three episodes should be good, at least better than the Treat Williams stuff.

I haven't seen this season's yet. I caught up on netflix and both USA and Hulu have only 4 episodes available. Which is pretty shiatty.

All five seasons here.

http://series-cravings.tv/show/white-collar


Thank you kindly
 
2014-01-11 11:18:21 AM

Fluid: Martha Fuqua? That just has "joke name" written all over it.


Melon Farmer
 
2014-01-12 03:54:46 AM

Mock26: Tsar_Bomba1: Probably won't stay in the museum long...

[thisdistractedglobe.com image 500x204]

Really?  What the heck does Clint Eastwood have to do with a freaking painting?  Maybe you should go climb a mountain, dude.


You're limping Mock26...
 
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