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Cop-Artist Decides Change Is Good

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Cop-Artist Decides Change Is Good

 

 

A S P E N, Colo. — When Police Officer Rick Magnuson created a work of art titled, "I Dare You to Steal This $100," he knew he was asking for trouble.

 

The conceptual artwork consisted of a small canvass with a $100 bill tacked to it and was displayed at the Aspen Art Museum.

 

"It was up for about a month before somebody had the guts to try to take it," Magnuson remarked. But eventually a clever museum-goer swiped it last Wednesday — and replaced it with five $20 bills.

 

At first Magnuson wasn't amused, saying the piece had been defaced and its meaning altered.

 

"I thought of my options. I think we determined at the [Police Department] that it was potentially criminal mischief — defacing somebody's art."

 

Now the Aspen Police Department community safety officer is more accepting of the prankster's effort.

 

"It was kind of a clever thing," Magnuson admitted. "I don't think I want to punish someone for that."

 

The incident might help inspire future projects, he said, noting that he considers art his passion in life. Next up, he said, might be a canvass with a razor blade hanging on it, with the title "I Dare You to Slash This."

 

As for the $100 question, Magnuson said he knows the perfect place to display it.

 

"I might put it in the chief's office," he said.

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Guest Dusty Lipschitz

shiiiiiiiiiiiiit

i'd have my attorney all it

can you say"entrapment"?

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Guest BROWNer

i actually think the slashing thing is an alright idea...

just not from a cop ready to wreck the potential of it....

what an ass...

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replaced it with 5 $20 bills... that's the purest, and most artistic statement of the entire exhibition...

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Guest HESHIANDET

alot can be said about this guys "art" and its relation to graffiti and the buff.

 

-discuss amongst yourselves...........

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"what an ass..

i bet his art is shit.."- brown

 

 

...yeah ill second that....nevermind he is kinda biting abbie hoffmans title of his book, "steal this book"...i dunno it was the first thing that crossed my mind...r

 

 

edit cause its a hoff not a hoof......

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Mine too, I just thought it unique to see a cop that would even think about an art project like that. I do see it very similar to Hoffman, and I think there are a lot of similarities between this and graffiti.

 

For instance, if someone came along and added something to your piece, you would at first be pissed, but upon further study if it was clever and improved upon your original intent, you may see it as a good thing later. Seems like that's what happened here.

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yeah, I also noticed the titles similarity to Hoffman's but I also thought of this hologram I saw in Santa Fe back in '95... it was a hand that protruded towards the viewer holding a $100 bill, it was SO good, everyone I watched look at it tried to touch the money almost immediately. It was pretty amazing to see people interact with that piece...

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just cause it makes so much sense

en·trap (n-trp)

tr.v. en·trapped, en·trap·ping, en·traps

To lure into performing a previously or otherwise uncontemplated illegal act.

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Guest willy.wonka

hahaha....i thought that she was back..

 

 

"if anything happens to me or my family"

:lol:

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i like thit topic. i think the idea that his art is all based on a blank canvas says something about his love for boring white walls and such. and also that he thought it was defacing the art to put the 5 20's up, that was a more meaningful statement than the art itself.. i dont know what else to really say about it..

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Originally posted by footsoldier

i like thit topic. i think the idea that his art is all based on a blank canvas says something about his love for boring white walls and such. and also that he thought it was defacing the art to put the 5 20's up, that was a more meaningful statement than the art itself.. i dont know what else to really say about it..

 

that was almost exactly what i was thinking other than the blank canvas part.where does it say anything about a blank canvas?

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what's condemned?

 

yo, smart - you think that is the purest part of graffiti, or whatever you said?

 

 

i thought graffiti can also shit on this art-world, and one up it. The dude who changed it to five twenties is a curator who thought it up and executed it. It would've been better if some kid stole all the money from a cop.

 

You might say that he gets props to be in that situation to steal it, and even more to actually do it, but he didn't steal money off a cop from a low security museum, he gave the cop an ass licking, almost literaly.

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