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Message 1231163 - Posted: 12 May 2012, 20:00:31 UTC

Persdonally I think it's a total waste of £22.7 miilion. That money could have better served the community.

To me, it looks like metal from a scrapyard & on further researching it, 60% of the metal did indeed come from scrapyards.,,,

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Message 1231167 - Posted: 12 May 2012, 20:04:25 UTC

Many years ago in Indianapolis, I went to an art museum. There was a painting on the wall which was totally black, but painted with an oil brush. No picture, just black. It was valued at thousands of dollars. I was aroung 9 or 10 at the time, but have never forgotten it as that was the poorest excuse for art I had ever seen.

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Message 1231176 - Posted: 12 May 2012, 20:19:22 UTC

Most popular artists are not artistic, they are simply con artists.

If you fall for it, more fool you ...

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Message 1231190 - Posted: 12 May 2012, 20:51:05 UTC

Wonder if it was a better value than this use of tax payer money?
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Message 1231200 - Posted: 12 May 2012, 21:12:24 UTC

What makes me laugh is people paying millions for a pile of bricks!! The Tate Modern is a load of rubbish, I've been there, believe me .... Don't waste your money or your time, you'll be disappointed.

Damien Hirst is the biggest con artist of the 20th and 21st centuries. He has made a whole career from taking the P##s out of the entire world. Every bit of his art is sticking two fingers up to the establishment. If I had my way, I'd tar and feather him, and drop him off in mid Atlantic.

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Message 1231248 - Posted: 12 May 2012, 22:13:11 UTC
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It looks similar to that of the Eiffel Tower under melt-down, which no doubt
must happen one day. The Eiffel Tower must have a large carbon footprint
especially where maintenance is concerned. I think it should be scrapped and
replaced by a newer model made from fiberglass...wont need so much maintenance
so would be much greener for the environment.
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Message 1237647 - Posted: 26 May 2012, 23:39:57 UTC

Sirius, I like it. Only 3.1M pounds came from other sources and even if the anticipated return will be less than 10M pounds it is still a sound investment.


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Message 1237803 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 4:33:14 UTC
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reminds me of freddy krueger ripping his/it's way into our reality.
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a Mobius Strip gone terribly wrong lol

Many years ago in Indianapolis, I went to an art museum. There was a painting on the wall which was totally black, but painted with an oil brush. No picture, just black. It was valued at thousands of dollars. I was aroung 9 or 10 at the time, but have never forgotten it as that was the poorest excuse for art I had ever seen.

Steve

I saw something similar, but it was all white.
It was titled an Albino Deer in a Blizzard.
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Message 1237891 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 7:43:29 UTC - in response to Message 1231200.

My wife and I have been on vacation in Italy -- I don't understand most modern art (which is I suppose to say, I don't appreciate it). The art in churches, cathedrals and Italian museums -- that impresses me -- some of it is flat out awesome.

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Message 1237943 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 10:23:51 UTC

I don't understand most modern art

That is the whole point, you aren't supposed to!

These con artists, and I use the word con intentionally, deliberately design and produce their creations in the way that they do, in the hope that people will stop and stare, and try to work out what on earth it is, or is meant to represent. When that happens their aim is fulfilled, their little piece of tat has become a talking point, and they revel in their Avant-garde status in the trendy cocktail circuit.

Whenever I see this sort of stuff I think of Tony Hancocks film "The Rebel".

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Message 1237981 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 11:58:23 UTC

I'm just waiting for the Olympics to end, then just watch it slowly being dismantled by the East European "Metal Collectors".
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Message 1237984 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 12:07:10 UTC

Is it a roller coaster ride??
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Message 1237986 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 12:08:25 UTC - in response to Message 1237984.

It will be after the "Metal Collectors" finish with it... :)
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Message 1238022 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 14:38:35 UTC

You mean its only half done, and I've got to wait.

It would certainly be a lot more functional as a ride, one of the very rare "tower" rollers....
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Message 1238035 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 14:48:03 UTC - in response to Message 1238024.

I think its a tool for the Spanish inquisition
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Message 1238048 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 15:00:43 UTC

Nobody expects that!

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Message 1238182 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 18:24:56 UTC - in response to Message 1231163.

Looks like a killer rollercoaster.
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Message 1238192 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 18:50:16 UTC

If it isn't it certainly SHOULD be
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Message 1238235 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 20:55:15 UTC - in response to Message 1238192.

Great, as a killer roller coaster, let's fill the ride with politicians. <smile>

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Message 1238245 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 21:28:30 UTC - in response to Message 1238235.

Great, as a killer roller coaster, let's fill the ride with politicians. <smile>


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