Here's a topic that I haven't seen raised and might give us a bit of a break from "3G mania." It seems these two brothers (artists) have taken the watercolour paintings of Adolph Hitler and defaced them by adding rainbows and hearts and all manner of pop symbolic nonsense in the backgrounds. Chapman brothers Deface Hitler's Paintings Now on the one hand I can see both the fun and the "art" in this being an artist myself, but is this any different than drawing a moustache on the Mona Lisa? I mean that's also probably something that many people have had a hankering to do at one time or another, but if someone actually did it there would of course be quite an outrage about it, right? Why is it okay to do this just because it's Hitler's stuff? They owned the paintings, so it's legally okay, but it still doesn't sit right with me. It reminds me of that scene in "The Magic Christian" where Peter Sellers buys a multi-hundred thousand pound painting by an old master and then proceeds to cut the nose out with a pair of scissors. I'm only posting this because as an artist, I can see where they are coming from but it still kind of stinks that these guys are going around defacing irreplaceable art works. I mean sure, it's funny, but now the art is lost forever, and I think *that* was probably the purpose, not art per se. I don't think these guys are really "artists" at all but rather just a couple of wankers out to be controversial and make a name for themselves. What do you think?