New York woman falls, rips Picasso painting

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    mscriv

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    "Whoops!, my bad, I'm so clumsy at times."

    This has got to be your worst nightmare. I mean how embarrasing. :eek:
     
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    I can safely say I have never worried about falling into/onto a Picasso painting.
     
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    *Applause*

    Now please, demolish the rest of these travesties of man.
     
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    rdowns

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    Congrats, dude. This is your biggest WTF moment yet.
     
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    MrCheeto

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    And you would know because...
     
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    There was no glass in front of the thing?

    The dude in the picture looks like a Vulcan.

    I will never understand this type of art, this doesn't strike me as a special painting, but what do I know. :eek:
     
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    Picasso, like Dali, later in his career was much more about commercialization than art for arts sake.

    Though, like anything in the "Art World", its subjective.

    IMO, most of his stuff sucked hard, especially the later stuff.

    Now, someone falling into Guernica at the Madrid museum would be a travesty...especially when its like 20 feet wide...and that painting kicks ass (though only in person).
     
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    This is most certainly not a 'late' piece. quite the opposite.
     
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    I don't think we're meant to understand it, I think that "artistés" and wine-makers laugh their pompous asses off while toupé-wearing cigar collectors throw their entire life away pretending there really are superior wines and vases.
     
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    You are right. He does look Vulcan.
     
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    I've never understood this either, and I wish someone who is more "artsy" than I am, and it wouldn't take a lot to be, would tell me why there isn't any protection over most paintings?
     
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    Are you really suggesting anything with an accent mark is pretentious. Dude, you need to get out of the US.
     
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    I didnt say this one was, I just speaking about the typical "OOOOOOOOOOOOOH PICASSO ROXORZ" mentality found lately.
     
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    Unidentified man next to her was heard to say "See, this is why we can't have nice things!"

    Hopefully this will cause the museum to rethink how close it lets visitors get to the paintings.
     
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    Any Picasso painting is worth millions.

    Now there's one worth a little less.:eek:
     
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    Ha!

    Yeah, I hear all the kids are texting that to each other these days.

    Really?:confused:
     
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    Well if this woman becomes famous for something else later in life the painting will be priceless. "A Picasso torn by ________, starting bid at $4,000,000."
     
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    Gotta love MacRumors. Where else could you get an art critic to join and post on how hackneyed Picasso and Dali were?
     
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    This is the kind of thing I worry about at art museums. Fortunately I haven't ripped any paintings yet. :D

    Actually, since works by masters are generally unique, they are all generally considered priceless. But anything by Picasso surely commands a healthy 7-figure sum at auction.

    Many famous artists made a living off their art; just because Rembrandt painted Night Watch on commission (and was well-paid) doesn't make it any less of a masterpiece...though Picasso was certainly a big self-promoter and enjoyed his fame immensely. And I don;t like most of his Cubist art, though I am fond of some of his Blue Period stuff.
     
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    What the heck was she holding in her hand that caused a massive rip like that?

    And how do you trip in a museum? Was she wearing improvident footwear?
     
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    Sh** happens:

    Steve Wynn accidentally put his elbow through a Picasso (Le Rêve) that he owned.

    He bought it for $48.4 million, and had a deal completed to sell it for $139 million. He had some people over for dinner and was showing the painting to them prior to the exchange, when he accidentally put his elbow through it, causing a 2 inch gash. Wynn suffers from an eye disease, retinitis pigmentosa, which affects his peripheral vision and therefore, occasionally, his interaction with proximate objects. He called the buyer and told him that the deal was off, and he ended up restoring and keeping the painting.

    See? Sh** happens.
     
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    You gave his post a serious response? Most of his posts are made in order to get a rise out of people like you.

    Ignore him. ;)
     
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    You don't put glass in front of oil on canvas paintings, it ruins the texture and depth of it. :)
     
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    That'd probably be impossible, considering it's roped off to the public, a good 10 feet away. I had a security guard yell at me because I leaned ever so slightly over the rope (but then again, that museum was full of very sensitive security guards... overall, not in my list of favorite museums).

    To the contrast, the Picasso museum in Paris was free of roped off areas and uptight security, and it was jam packed with his work.
     
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    Honestly. :rolleyes:
     

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