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(Mirror.co.uk)   Trying to be cool: Taking a selfie on the knee of a priceless Greco-Roman statue at an Italian art museum. Even more priceless? Shattering the leg on said statue   ( mirror.co.uk) divider line
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10259 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Mar 2014 at 3:44 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-03-19 04:02:28 PM  
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TheMysticS: Luckily, it was a plaster copy.
Still worth a bunch, made in the 19th century.

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I can do 20 bucks.
2014-03-19 03:57:32 PM  
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The statue is plastered in graffiti. You think if it meant that much they'd actually maintain it. I could maybe see how someone would interpret that as the piece not having any importance or value, and that it was okay to get a little more hands on.

It's not the statue plastered with graffiti but the wood plinth upon which it sits. The museum probably didn't have enough money left over to get a good, non-graffiti'd plinth since they were swindled on the knockoff Greco-Roman statue
2014-03-19 03:47:21 PM  
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Dinki: vartian: The statue is plastered in graffiti. You think if it meant that much they'd actually maintain it.

This. What kind of place calls itself a museum and lets its exhibits get defaced?

That's not vandalism. It's been firmly established that graffiti is art and we should let people paint and draw whatever they want on any surface.
2014-03-19 08:31:51 PM  
1 vote:
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I remember how sad I was when I found out the big chocolate bunny was hollow.
2014-03-19 07:28:45 PM  
1 vote:
"I used to be priceless... and then I took a selfie to the knee."
2014-03-19 04:55:01 PM  
1 vote:
 I am that clumsy and lack judgment to the same degree.
2014-03-19 04:36:09 PM  
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Altitude5280: It wasn't  "priceless." It was a replica.

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2014-03-19 03:55:43 PM  
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Frank N Stein: Also, I'm going to Rome for three months later this year. Hopefully I improve my Italian.

Hopefully you'll improve their Italians too.
2014-03-19 02:30:04 PM  
1 vote:
Actual article: modern copy of a priceless Greco-Roman statue (value unespecifed)

FTFM.  Sigh.
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