October 15, 2021
As Paul Harvey was wont to say, here is a strange.
A Danish artist who was given $83,000 worth of Danish kroner by a museum to use in an artwork pocketed the money and submitted two blank canvases titled “Take the Money and Run.”
For an exhibit on labor and money, the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art commissioned artist Jens Haaning to re-create a previous work featuring real bank notes. After submitting the cashless canvases, Haaning explained, “The artwork is that I have taken the money. It’s not theft, it is a breach of contract, and the breach of contract is part of the work.”
The man should have been a lawyer.