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Onemunki says: We live in a world of genuine tragedy, starvation and terror. So, after hearing stories of cruise line passengers complaining at the air conditioning breaking down, what stories of sheer single-minded self-pity get your goat?

(, Thu 1 Mar 2012, 12:00)
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Also, while I think about it, this
£45m spunked on some painting which wasn't painted by a British artist, or depicted anything British, sold to the nation at a knock-down price by some Duke whose ancestors probably stole the fucking thing in the first place.

£45m. That's what, about the cost of 3 schools ? When a high-quality print could be produced for 0.001% of this cost that would look pretty much identical. Sure, you couldn't "admire the brushwork" but so the fuck what. £45m when this country's finances are going down the shitter.

I fucking despair.
(, Thu 1 Mar 2012, 12:46, 6 replies)
Why should it have to be of British things, or by a British artist?
Art is art. It's just another stock market, which uses a different form of currency.
(, Thu 1 Mar 2012, 13:00, closed)
Because of the concept that
it had been "saved for the Nation" - as if it was imperative somehow for our cultural history that it remained in the UK. If it was something like Shakespeare's First Folio, a Turner or Gainsborough I could understand (somewhat). But it's a painting by an Italian, commissioned by a Spaniard, of a Greek myth...
(, Thu 1 Mar 2012, 13:07, closed)
...'a painting by an Italian, commissioned by a Spaniard, of a Greek myth'...
That makes it Welsh.
(, Thu 1 Mar 2012, 13:11, closed)
Yes. It's £45m worth of whatever, which has been saved, and will be sold in the future for more than that.
That's all.
(, Thu 1 Mar 2012, 13:41, closed)
Fuck off and live in some cultural backwater then you fucking peasant

(, Thu 1 Mar 2012, 14:50, closed)
Just to point out....
that £45m was raised from private donors. Whilst, yes, £45m could always be better spent on a children's hospice, it isn't costing the tax payer anything.

Shit painting though.
(, Thu 1 Mar 2012, 19:39, closed)

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