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Jonathan is off-line
28 August 2013 14:04
SandyCamel
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I have been wondering - let's say I have billions of pounds like some people in our world generally probably have.


I could then buy a few works of art, maybe by Rembrant / Titian / Picasso / Monet / Turner etc - major works, nothing trivial.


Could I then literally pile them up on my front lawn, crayon on them, pour lighter fluid on them and destroy them for-ever ?  Maybe do a video of it for you-tube ?


I understand that you can't destroy bank notes but works of art ?


Would there be any-thing to stop me ???




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Howard Mansfield is off-line
28 August 2013 14:23
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Quote from SandyCamel
Would there be any-thing to stop me ???


Probably just a mob of pitchfork wielding, angry art fans.
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28 August 2013 14:32
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remember the KLF........ google what they did .....


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28 August 2013 17:06
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Do you start these threads before or after your meds?
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Peter Hague is off-line
28 August 2013 19:36
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Quote from HMansfield
Probably just a mob of pitchfork wielding, angry art fans.



But wouldn't the act of creating art from destroying art put all the art snobs in a perpetual loop of not knowing wether to be amazed or disgusted, just going on and on until they die?

Sounds like a plan!
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Paul Hodson is off-line
29 August 2013 01:51
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Quote from PeterH
But wouldn't the act of creating art from destroying art put all the art snobs in a perpetual loop of not knowing wether to be amazed or disgusted, just going on and on until they die?


Sounds like a plan!



Sort of the emperor's new ashes?
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Paul Venn is off-lineSilver Member
29 August 2013 03:34
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No there is nothing to stop you. The classic example is the picture commissioned by the Houses of Parliament of Winston Churchill. After it was presented to him his wife (who hated it, as he did) took it home and burned it.


29 August 2013 10:24
PaulManuell
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Quote from SandyCamel
I have been wondering - let's say I have billions of pounds like some people in our world generally probably have.


I could then buy a few works of art, maybe by Rembrant / Titian / Picasso / Monet / Turner etc - major works, nothing trivial.


Could I then literally pile them up on my front lawn, crayon on them, pour lighter fluid on them and destroy them for-ever ?  Maybe do a video of it for you-tube ?


I understand that you can't destroy bank notes but works of art ?


Would there be any-thing to stop me ???


And with your billions you could visit the best psychiatrists money can buy.


29 August 2013 11:29
shapeman
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There is no Law to stop you
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Jonathan is off-line
29 August 2013 11:35
SandyCamel
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Quote from markeewould
remember the KLF........ google what they did .....





Aha !!



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K_Foundation_Burn_a_Million_Quid


Was it art lol !  (As also kind of mentioned previously by Peter H interestingly !). 


That must be the answer to my question then - burning money is illegal but it seems not art -works if you own them.  That is probably why the KLF destroyed any evidence of their deed for fear of prosecution lol !





















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