• Flying Squid
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    663 months ago

    They didn’t say how long his painting stayed up before it was noticed.

    If it was more than a week, I say don’t fire the dude, give them a grant.

  • @moistclump@lemmy.world
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    653 months ago

    I colored a dollar store canvas at a brewery with my friend. When we were done we hung it on a nail sticking out of the brewery wall. It stayed up for over 6 months until one day I notice it’s not there. I’m ok with it, had fun seeing it there while it lasted. Went back last and week and saw they had just redecorated and moved it to the bathroom! What joy! It lives on!

  • Aatube
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    533 months ago

    why does nobody tell us what the artwork was

    • modifier
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      403 months ago

      In a previous article on this topic, I recall the museum saying they would not be showing the piece in an effort to discourage copycats.

      • @Sprawlie@lemmy.world
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        13 months ago

        That gallery both doesn’t know the Streissand affect, AND true art. All they’re now doing is helping spread it.

        really REALLY boneheaded.

    • @ryven@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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      293 months ago

      Right? There’s like one point of interest in this story, and instead of showing it they’re estimating how much it costs to fill 2 screw holes (for which the claimed €100 seems like a gross overestimation unless they pay their maintenance staff way more than I expect).

  • @OfficerBribe@lemm.ee
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    423 months ago

    Fired and a possible jail time for an amusing stunt?

    The man attached the painting to the exhibition wall with two screws, leaving behind drill holes.

    The total damage is estimated at around €100 ($107).

    He is under investigation for property damage—and if he is convicted, he could face up to two years in prison, per CNN.

    • @Metz@lemmy.world
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      Yea, that is nonsense. While the law says “Anyone who unlawfully damages or destroys another person’s property is liable to a custodial sentence not exceeding two years or a monetary penalty.” this basically never happens. He likely will get a small fine (if any).

      Do actually get the 2 years you would have to do some very serious damage. As example a couple of years ago someone got 2 years (on probation) because he set fire to the restaurant he was working on.

      You won’t be locked up here for 2 years because you drilled a few holes in the wall…

      • @OfficerBribe@lemm.ee
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        133 months ago

        2 years is insane for what seems like a harmless prank though. It′s maybe an issue with how law is defined, similar to stories when you become a sex offender by doing public urination. Perhaps those 2 drill holes are similar to ″unrepairable damage to historic object″.

    • @Sprawlie@lemmy.world
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      23 months ago

      You know it’s some asshole artist on the wall who complained that his art “devalued” his in some way and demanded retribution.

  • @fakeman_pretendname@feddit.uk
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    313 months ago

    That’s awful. Poor bloke. Taking the work back down, filling a couple of holes, painting them and retexturing the wall after - you’d expect them to say “You can take that down and repair it on your lunch break” and just move on.

  • @wolf@lemmy.zip
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    243 months ago

    The ‘artist’ faces a potential 2 years in prison (!).

    Of course I assume he won’t be put in prison for 2 years, still, the German legal system is a bad joke. Politicians/managers of companies who willfully and knowingly harm society have nothing to fear, putting an image on the wall has the potential to bring you behind bars.

  • @ipkpjersi@lemmy.ml
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    223 months ago

    According to the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, the 51-year-old man believed it would be his “artistic breakthrough.” Instead, he may be facing prison time.

    The total damage is estimated at around €100 ($107). The picture has since been removed and confiscated

    Yep that seems about right.

  • ScruffyDucky
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    203 months ago

    They wouldn’t give him a raise so he gave himself one in exposure :)

  • @lath@lemmy.world
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    143 months ago

    Hey Germany, remember that one dude who was rejected from an art school a while back? You sure you wanna do that sort of thing again?

  • @randint
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    113 months ago

    Sort of sad. This sounds like something I would do, not knowing there would be such consequences. Although maybe I wouldn’t drill holes into the wall.

    • @fakeman_pretendname@feddit.uk
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      143 months ago

      Yeah, but his job was to drill holes in the walls to install artworks all the time, so I imagine it wouldn’t be a big deal to him (and likewise, wouldn’t be a big deal for him to deinstall and refill the holes, as that was also his job).

  • @barsoap@lemm.ee
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    103 months ago

    He is under investigation for property damage—and if he is convicted, he could face up to two years in prison

    Yeah, no. I mean maybe if he’s done it multiple times before and proceeds to tell off the judge but even then maximum sentence is a stretch. This is dismissing the case in exchange for an obligation territory, e.g. a donation. Also, damages, though with him being a tech it’s fair to let him plug the screw holes himself.

  • @Yawweee877h444@lemmy.world
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    93 months ago

    So the article doesn’t give the info I’m most curious about, obviously.

    I want to know how long it was up, how many people and definitely how many “professionals” simply couldn’t tell. Who thought it was good/decent art and belonged there? How was it discovered and under what circumstances?

    I feel like these stunts show the possibility that a lot of this high end art is a complete joke. Especially if the “experts” were duped as well. Does this mean the art was actually good, or part of the high end art scene is a clown show.

    There is that whole conspiracy theory (is it a conspiracy theory or is there substantial proof) that high end art is used in money laundering too.

    I just think these stunts are interesting, but we never get the info I’d really like to hear about.