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but a 12 year old who can`t at least -hide- where he sticks his gum should probably go to the stupid school- or he`s a smart ass and should be slapped
What a big load of B.S. When I was 12 I knew right from wrong and being disrespectful of other peoples property was diffenetly wrong. I would of been in so so so much trouble for this and probably wouldn`t of been able to sit down for a couple of weeks much less live something like that down with my parents. I don`t care how crappy or how cheap (or in his case the other way around, although I`ll keep my opinion of the art to myself) something of someone elses was if you just don`t go around distroying or defacing other people`s stuff.
anyways, as many other people have already said, when you are 12, you dont know a poo load of things, but you do know what the hell you are doing when doing something like that.
Has anyone else heard of D.A.R.E.?? i know it is for dugs and crap, but still once you go through that, and learn the consequences for drugs, you would know that vandalising a 1.5 million dollar painting is even worse.. he may not know it was worth that much, but even if it was worth $1000, (im guessing that a place like that wouldnt have a $100 dollar painting in there) worth doesnt matter when doing something stupid like that.
Yes, 12 is way too old to be sticking gum on paintings. However, it`s one of those things you do without thinking and you don`t realize the gravity of the situation until you get in trouble for it. He probably didn`t think it was a big deal, maybe they could just come and pluck it off when they found it, I don`t know. But the museum said the painting would probably be fine, and my theory is `all`s well that ends well`. It shouldn`t have happened, but I think everybody makes mistakes, and no one really has the right to judge.
But I know far better than that.
Seriously, people, what is this world coming to? When poo like this happens, the only ones at fault are the parents for not doing their job.
And you guys, it`s not about whether the painting is attractive or not. The kid put gum on a painting worth 1.5 million. If you had paid that much for a painting, would you just let the kid go just because he`s 12?
In regards to the kid I would regard that as vandalism and he should definitely get punished for it. Yes, I know, 12-year-olds are dumb. That doesn`t make them oblivious to behavior and common sense. I would not have done that last year (when I was 12 and went there, oh and btw I thought it was awesome) and I don`t know anyone who would have, so I think the "he`s just a kid" argument is bs.
"I wonder why crap like that can be considered "art" and be worth so much. i don`t see what`s so great about it. i guess everybody`s an artist by 1963`s definition of art. my two year old sister draws on the walls with crayons beter than that."
No your two-year-old doesn`t, period. Not everybody is an artist. You`re wrong here. You`re showing your ignorance of contemporary art. If you`re going to talk about the problems with art, the least you could do is know what art is. Art isn`t a child`s drawing.
Read a book.
If this kid sticks gum on paintings, I hope his parents stick that gum up his a*s.
What a stupid idiot ignorant gaped-mouthed acne-ridden mall-worshipping MTV-clone of a douchebag that STUPID IDIOT KID IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope his parents abandon him in the Everglades. STUPID.
They`d be bored out of their minds in about 30 seconds. Who thought of this little field trip?
Besides, looks like he was trying to improve the painting.
Who here can honestly say that they didn`t do SOMETHING when they were about the same age that was REALLY stupid and hurtful. My mistake hurt a friend, worth more than any stupid painting.
To the rest: I really think you`re all over-reacting about this. Personally I think it`s a hideous painting anyway and certainly wouldn`t call it art (imo...) `Course I know it was worth tons (for some reason) and he shouldn`t have done it, but even so. Calm down! He`s JUST a kid. It`s JUST a painting (of some kind...)
He`s an idiot.
Funny, from far away, the painting in question kind of looks like an old wad of gum anyway...
ARE YOU F*CKING KIDDING ME? WE ALL KNOW BY 5 YEARS OLD NOT TO STICK GUM ON OR IN STUFF THAT ISN`T YOURS