Here's something to Scream about

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/europe/08/22/scream.theft/index.html


    Holy crap! That's quite a loss. :eek:
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    At least the painting looked appropriate as they were stealing it...
     
  3. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

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    The problem of stealing art is that you have to have a buyer in place before you steal it and the buyer has "overlook" the fact that the artwork is stolen. If you buy such a well-known painting that was stolen everyone who sees it will know where you got it.
     
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    I bet they'll try to hold the bank ransom. That or they stole it for a private collector that they knew wanted it, it will probably hang on some mobsters wall for a few years before it surfaces again!
     
  6. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    That's the second time a version of the Scream has been stolen, another one went walkies a few years back, it was found after an unsuccesful attempt to ransom it back to the gallery.
     
  7. macsrus macrumors 6502

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    I realize art is very subjective but The real crime I see is why would anyone actually want that painting?

    Im sure they will end up getting caught...
    It is very hard to unload art...
     
  8. wdlove macrumors P6

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    That is very sad to be that selfish to steal are that is meant to be shared with the public. There were some famous paintings stolen from the Gardner Museum here in Boston over ten years ago. No leads at all. So I guess that there are some that really enjoy their art in private.
     
  9. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    Maybe some crime boss wants a new painting to hang over his toilet. The possibilities are endless for why it got stolen. ;)
     
  10. macsrus macrumors 6502

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    I guess they stole it because the painting of Jesus dipped in urine was taken...
     
  11. virividox macrumors 601

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    that was a great painting!!! i hope they recover it
     
  12. SeaFox macrumors 68020

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    LMAO!

    <imagines painted figure holding swirly sign reading "SAVE ME!">

    :D
     
  13. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

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    I hope that they are well taken care of, even if it takes a while to recover them.
    –Chase
     
  14. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Another sad day for the art world.

    I went to a museum the other day and saw a piece of work that only had the word c**t written once on it, I bet no one steals that!!!!!

    I hope my paintings are valued enough one day for people to steal.

    Ironically I do know one lady who has one of my paintings in her toilet - she apparently loves to sit and look at it in the morning (interesting).
     
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Damn, its always so sad when culture is stolen away from the public. Some paintings are a large icon in culture, and this is one of them.
     
  16. solvs macrumors 603

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    Hopefully they are caught as quicky as the last theives who attempted this. Quicker even. Art is meant to be enjoyed, not horded for profit. Sickening.
     
  17. iJon macrumors 604

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    i have a feeling that the people this was stolen for are extremely rich and their friends that come over don't talk about things like that, unless they want to get shot.

    iJon
     
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    Bill Gates came to mind when I first heard about the theft.
     
  19. echeck macrumors 68000

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    The latest update that I've heard is that the authorities have found the get-away car as well as the frames of the paintings.

    So whoever has stolen them have taken the paintings out of their frames, potentially dealing a lot of damage to the pieces. :(

    And I'm typing this on my brand new iBook!! :D

    I just had to throw that in there.
     

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