Saturday, 10 April 2021

A Couple Accidentally Defaced a $500,000 Painting in a Seoul Mall After Mistaking It for a Participatory Artwork

quote [ A couple visiting an exhibition at a mall in Seoul accidentally vandalized a painting by street artist JonOne said to be worth $500,000. ]

And when I break it down, it's a work of art
And if you feel the same, can you participate
[SFW] [art] [+3 Funny]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT]

Comments

donnie said @ 12:23pm GMT on 10th Apr
I'd give $500,000 to anyone who could identify the "vandalism" on a first viewing of the piece.
Headlessfriar said @ 10:33pm GMT on 10th Apr
I kept looking at the before and after pictures trying to find what changed, couldn't. It doesn't help that one is cropped compared to the other.
mwooody said @ 2:26pm GMT on 11th Apr
Three green blotches, centered vertically, slightly right of center horizontally.
C18H27NO3 said @ 3:41pm GMT on 11th Apr
I read an article that clearly depicted the changes.

At least they were in line more or less with the overall imagery. They could have painted a huge line drawing of a dick over all of it.
cb361 said @ 4:40pm GMT on 10th Apr
It was an accident waiting to happen.
mechanical contrivance said @ 5:53pm GMT on 10th Apr
Just because someone said it's worth half a million doesn't mean it really is.
Spleentwentythree said @ 10:33pm GMT on 10th Apr
Most art, especially modern art, is artificially inflated in value to serve as collateral for rich people loans.
Only vaguely sure about that.
Marcel said @ 11:13pm GMT on 10th Apr
I think they improved it. They should get a cut of the sale price.
Hugh E. said @ 5:26am GMT on 11th Apr
My shenanigans senses are tingling.
mechanical contrivance said @ 3:05pm GMT on 11th Apr
So is it worthless now? It's not substantially different than it was before. Is that value derived from the art itself or from the name of the artist who made it?
HoZay said @ 8:30pm GMT on 11th Apr
If the artist just initials the changes, it should be all good.
ComposerNate said @ 9:13pm GMT on 11th Apr
It's now gotten international fame. Maybe that's how they based the price.
mechanical contrivance said @ 2:41pm GMT on 12th Apr
So this was all a publicity stunt to raise the price of the work and make the artist rich. Brilliant.
endopol said @ 6:51pm GMT on 13th Apr
I dunno. It can't be good press for the artist that any schmo can do his work.

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