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Post by Amy » Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:45 am

Boy sticks gum on valuable painting
DETROIT (Reuters) - Painter Helen Frankenthaler's landmark abstract work "The Bay" just got a little more abstract -- to the dismay of Detroit museum officials.

A 12-year-old boy visiting the Detroit Institute of Arts with his school group on Friday stuck a wad of chewing gum on the painting, which is worth an estimated $1.5 million, the Detroit Free Press said.

The barely chewed Wrigley's Extra Polar Ice gum left a residue stain about the size of a quarter in the lower left-hand corner of the painting, the newspaper said.
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Post by kenc51 » Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:57 am

At least you can now scratch & smell :)

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Post by -mogwai » Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:18 am

the gum on the painting probably increased the value of the painting...

the painting

1.5 million for that? really?
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Post by bubba » Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:05 pm

welcome to the world of art. LOL

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Post by T-Shirt » Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:29 pm

-mogwai wrote:the gum on the painting probably increased the value of the painting...

the painting

1.5 million for that? really?
What a fool I am!
for years while painting around the house, ive been cleaning up or throwing away things I spill on :x

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Post by Tim Burton » Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:25 pm

Welcome to the wide wonderful world of Post-Modernist Art.

"There is no meaning, just experience."

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Post by Trevor » Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:38 pm

Wtf? Someone can sell a painting like that? It looks like someone with a big nose.

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Post by Immortal » Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:39 am

Post-Mo = a load of garbage... i mean u couldnt get more garbage than some of the art out there! :P

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Post by goose » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:36 am

What is art, though?
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Post by Immortal » Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:13 am

a pitoresque painting... a beautifull sculpture.... not a mangled car or a couple of people lying naked on the floor....

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Post by Amy » Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:53 pm

I disagree. Art is something that is pleasing when you look at it. You know the saying, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder?" Well, so is art. . .

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