Skip to comments.Thief 'drinks' work of art
Posted on 07/27/2005 3:14:37 PM PDT by MRMEAN
An artist's latest work - a bottle of melted Antarctic ice - may have been stolen and drunk by a thirsty thief.
Artist Wayne Hill filled a two-litre clear plastic bottle with melted ice to highlight global warming.
But the artwork, valued at £42,500, went missing while on display at a literary festival, reports the Scotsman.
Entitled Weapon of Mass Destruction, it vanished halfway through the Ways with Words festival at Dartington Hall, Devon.
Mr Hill said: "It looked like an ordinary bottle of water, but it was on a plinth, labelled, described and in the programme of the whole festival.
"It was very, very clear what it was - a work of art."
The work uses water taken from the threatened west Antarctic ice sheet, which is currently melting at the rate of 250 cubic kilometres a year, he said.
Mr Hill added: "Nobody has any idea what has happened to it. It was there and then it was gone."
I think that someone walking off with the bottle and drinking it represents an even greater work of art.
Who would pay that much money for a stupid stunt that somebody calls "art"?
The thief should have filled it with urine
"...valued at £42,500..."
The real question is what anyone would actually pay for it.
Yeah, some art.
Got Ice? Bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!
Naw, then it'd probably have been worth more...
Then if he uses the bottle to pee in, he has created an ecosystem!
This is art? The mind reels.......
I bottled some C02 that came directly from the mouth of Bubba Clinton last time he was in Hawaii for a lib convention. I bottled it to serve as a reminder of global warning too. - Obviously a work of art
If I had been the person that found it missing I would have just filled up another one in the restroom and called 'er good. It all comes from the same place anyway.
FORTY-TWO THOUSAND POUNDS??? For THAT? And "art," no less? Methinks I should reconsider my restaurant, move to the UK and become an "artist."
Barking mad, this is.
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