A Danish artist has been ordered to pay off a museum after operating off with its cash upon being commissioned to create a work of paintings however as a substitute submitted two empty canvases titled “Take the Cash and Run.”
In 2021, Jens Haaning used to be given the an identical of just about $84,000 in Danish kroner and euro banknotes by way of the Kunsten Museum of Trendy Artwork in Aalborg.
He has now been ordered to pay off round $70,600 and any other $11,000 in courtroom charges.
“I’m surprised, however on the similar time it’s precisely what I’ve imagined,” Haaning instructed Danish public broadcaster DR on Monday.
For its exhibition on exertions stipulations and cash, entitled “Paintings It Out,” the museum commissioned Haaning to recreate two of his previous items, which featured banknotes connected to a canvas representing the typical annual salary in Denmark and Austria. In addition to lending him the notes, the museum additionally paid him $3,900 for the paintings.
When the museum won the finished artistic endeavors, they had been clean.
“The paintings is that I’ve taken the cash,” Haaning instructed DR on the time. “I urge others who’ve simply as depressing operating stipulations as I to do the similar. If they’re being requested to offer cash to visit paintings, then take the cash and run.”
The museum stated Haaning broke an settlement on how one can use the cash. The artist disputed the allegations.
“It’s now not robbery, this is a breach of contract, and the breach of contract is a part of the paintings,” he stated on the time.