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ursogr8
23-08-2004, 08:07 AM
Then I disagree with 'em too.

It's like this mate. I'm player B yeah? My opponent, A, picks up his piece to deliver mate. As his hand is in mid-air his flag falls and in that very instant I scream, ..........
AR

Amiel, Amiel,
Are you there mate?
I saw two masked men walking out of the building carrying your AVATAR.
Is everything OK?
starter

arosar
23-08-2004, 09:24 AM
Amiel, Amiel,
Are you there mate?
I saw two masked men walking out of the building carrying your AVATAR.
Is everything OK?
starter

FMD!! I know mate...Heard it this morn. I am in total shock!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,11711,1288634,00.html

AR

Ian Rout
23-08-2004, 09:56 AM
The local ABC had an art expert from the ANU this morning to give a bit of background - his first observation was that this painting always seems to attract nutters.

Alan Shore
23-08-2004, 05:43 PM
From an article about the Scream theft: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=14990


Brandishing handguns, the robbers barreled past guards at the Munch Museum and loaded the painting and Madonna into a getaway car before speeding off, police said.

Looks like Amiel wasn't the only one being kidnapped.. go figure.

Rincewind
23-08-2004, 05:45 PM
The local ABC had an art expert from the ANU this morning to give a bit of background - his first observation was that this painting always seems to attract nutters.

...and being an academic, he was probably talking from a position of authority. :D

Paul S
23-08-2004, 09:29 PM
Its enough to make one SCREAM ! :lol:

ursogr8
24-08-2004, 05:19 PM
FMD!! I know mate...Heard it this morn. I am in total shock!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,11711,1288634,00.html

AR

hey Amiel,
It turns out your painting is on cardboard, not a proper canvas. Mate, the owners are worried the perp's are going to fold the cardboard during the gettaway. :eek:
Now what sort of a famous painting is on cardboard? I don't mean to pick on your choice, my friend, but...cardboard. :rolleyes:
How long is that going to last?

Anyhow, I have come up with another suggestion for your avatar; what about the boxing kangaroo on a flag?

starter

peanbrain
24-08-2004, 08:20 PM
I am glad they stole these so called "works of art", because no bloody painting could be worth $100 million.

eclectic
24-08-2004, 08:36 PM
I am glad they stole these so called "works of art", because no bloody painting could be worth $100 million.

Most Valuable Painting Sold At Auction
The most valuable painting sold at auction is Pablo Picasso’s Garçon à la Pipe (1905) which was sold to an anonymous buyer for $93 million (£56 million) on May 5, 2004 at Sotheby’s, New York, USA. With buyer’s premium and fees the painting cost a total of $104,168,000, making it the first work of art to break the £100 million threshold.

taken from

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/

with

"most valuable painting" entered in search section

eclectic

ps

peanbrain,

you should recall oscar wilde's definition of a cynic:

one who knows the cost of everything but the value of nothing

peanbrain
24-08-2004, 08:47 PM
Mo

peanbrain,

you should recall oscar wilde's definition of a cynic:

one who knows the cost of everything but the value of nothing

In this case call me a "proud cynic"!! :lol:

ursogr8
13-10-2004, 12:41 PM
FMD!! I know mate...Heard it this morn. I am in total shock!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,11711,1288634,00.html

AR


hey Amiel

Good news down here in Mexico mate.
The National gallery opened an exhibition this morning with a version of your painting.
The blurb (aka marketing puff) says that Munch was one of the 20thC most significant artists. Munch speaks directly about love, jealousy, loneliness and sex and desire.
You want me to get you a ticket?

starter

ps
He said "Sickness, madness and death were the black angels who stood at my cradle".
Do you know what you are getting into, Amiel?

arosar
13-10-2004, 01:32 PM
He said "Sickness, madness and death were the black angels who stood at my cradle".
Do you know what you are getting into, Amiel?

You just reminded me of what Donner said about chess not being an art. Chess is not art because it can never transcend itself. Paintings and poems, say, on the other hand, can and do.

So, while Munch may have had visions of the apocalypse when he painted "The Scream", for example, I saw in it the quotidian 9-to-5 life of the everyman.

AR

ursogr8
13-10-2004, 02:35 PM
You just reminded me of what Donner said about chess not being an art. Chess is not art because it can never transcend itself. Paintings and poems, say, on the other hand, can and do.

So, while Munch may have had visions of the apocalypse when he painted "The Scream", for example, I saw in it the quotidian 9-to-5 life of the everyman.

AR

AR

Coming closer to home my quixotic friend, what about a good BB post. Can that transcend itself?


starter

arosar
13-10-2004, 02:51 PM
Coming closer to home my quixotic friend, what about a good BB post. Can that transcend itself?


CL's did. He was the greatest of us all.

AR

arosar
14-10-2004, 07:10 PM
Speaking of art . . .

http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,12084,1317040,00.html

AR

ursogr8
14-10-2004, 08:01 PM
CL's did. He was the greatest of us all.

AR

And, remember this Amiel, he was so close to winning the greatest prize of all, too.

Just made one strategical error; he over-nominated and split the vote. A strange error for one so versed in political voting.

starter

Lucena
04-09-2006, 12:49 AM
Well, as Professor Calculus would say, all's well that ends well (http://www.theage.com.au/news/arts/norway-cheers-as-ithe-screami-is-returned/2006/09/01/1156817099291.html)!