Something is Rotten in the State of Denmark, Again? Danish Modern Artist’s “Take the Money and Run” Art Display Angers Curators to the Sum of $84,000


Denmark --

By Robert W. Armijo


When a modern art gallery in Denmark opened up the shipping crates to an artwork they commissioned from a local artist, they were shocked to find two giant blank canvases inside titled, "Take the Money and Run."

“I guess should I have been more suspicious when he told me the title of his artwork,” said the museum’s security guard. “But when I questioned him about it, he said it was just a working title.”

“We can’t help but feel deceived,” said the modern art gallery curator. “We were at least expecting a life-sized crucifix suspended in a vat of urine, feces and menstrual blood.”

Nevertheless, the modern art gallery has gone ahead with the decision to display the empty paintings. However, they have decided to change the title of the exhibit.

“We’re changing the name from ‘Take the Money and Run,” said the art curator. “To ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes.”


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