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Carmen Hathaway

1 Year Ago

Woman Who Botched Spanish Fresco Wants Royalties

Article: 30,000 visitors have flocked to see Behold the Monkey

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Mario Donk

1 Year Ago

World has gone mad

 

Carmen Hathaway

1 Year Ago

'gone'? That's a constant ;)

 

Ed Meredith

1 Year Ago

HAHAhaha ha ha ha haaa aaa

 

Angelina Vick

1 Year Ago

=)

Dan Tuner should get a kick out of that. The crazy lady gets a lawyer to sue for money on the painting she destroyed,
and a church is getting a lawyer because she destroyed the painting.

There are so many ironies in there...where to begin...

 

Rebecca Sherman

1 Year Ago

From the article:
"The church decided to charge a one-euro admission fee for visitors, collecting about 2,000 euros in four days, which prompted the woman’s family to seek royalties for the work."

Her *family* is seeking the royalties. She is an 80 year old woman who made an epic mistake.

 

Carmen Hathaway

1 Year Ago

An epic event, in any case.

 

Christine Till

1 Year Ago


How silly!

 

Jean Moore

1 Year Ago

Rather than sue for Royalties, they could just go in and take a picture and then sell the photos as a derivative work. They would certainly make more $ that way.

 

Carmen Hathaway

1 Year Ago

Silly sells ;) Any bets they're already planning on photo shoots with the artist with her -- ah -- resurrection?

If not the actual piece -- her rendition of it....wait for it. There'll be mugs, IPhone cases, Behold The Monkey digipainting apps & all kind of groovy souvenirs. The rabble like that.

 

Gregory Scott

1 Year Ago

An interesting legal issue is here. Can you copyright a stolen or otherwise illegal work? Should you financially benefit from a felonious act of vandalism, and senile bad judgement?

This seems like an opportunity for the legal owner of the vandalized work to recoup some of their lost assets. It seem intuitive to me that the true owner of the original painting should get all benefit and rights that can be salvaged from the situation.

 

Carmen Hathaway

1 Year Ago

Seniors' homes want to know.

 

Mo T

1 Year Ago

There's a polish idiom "Boze ty to widzisz i nie grzmisz..."- "God You see this and You're not thunder"...

 

Shana Rowe

1 Year Ago

This is crazy!! Just when I thought this situation couldn't get any stranger!!!! lol

 

Banksy was just a graffiti artist who defaced other peoples property and is now one of the most famous artists of the 20th-21st century

Who is to say she will not become the same :)

 

Johnny Trippick

1 Year Ago

A quick visit to Poundland to stock up on my supplies of bargain basement acrylics and Kelvingrove Art Gallery here I come.

 

Carmen Hathaway

1 Year Ago

Johnny -- you made my morning -- as Ed said above "HAHAhaha ha ha ha haaa aaa"

Another epic in the making ;)

 

Peter Jai

1 Year Ago

all I see is 30,000 people bored out of their skulls not knowing what to do with their time

 

Carmen Hathaway

1 Year Ago

Gives them something to do apparently -- different strokes ...

Speaking of time -- back to other focus ;)

 

Mike Savad

1 Year Ago

that's insane. first off no security lets the lady do what she wants. still not sure why she painted over the face since it wasn't really damaged. the church charging admission. now she wants money, nice. i suppose she could copyright the image, but it's a little late now, and it was never her image. and she should be sued, however it will be mixed up in court considering the amount of money the church is making from it. makes it kind of confusing. i still wonder if she thinks she's an artist.


---Mike Savad

 

Mike Jeffries

1 Year Ago

Best of luck to her I say, wish I'd thought of it. Surely the Church who lost no time exploiting the situation could pay her a royalty fee for her trouble, they are after all one of the richest institutions on the planet.

 

and on the next day, God created stupidity!

(I mean the situation, not these opinions, of course!)

 

Un...freaking...believable!

 

Carmen Hathaway

1 Year Ago

That's it Mary Ellen -- the epic has spawned a terrific tsunami of "oh my gawd!"s

Completely believable & utterly entertaining.

Next. ;) (epic, that is -- there's always another -- often eclipsing the previous.)

 

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