September 19, 2011

Bank Hate Brings $25,000 for Painting on Ebay

"Tapping into popular sentiment, Alex Schaefer’s painting of a Chase bank on fire just sold on eBay for $25,200. Part of what drove up the price was online buzz after police questioned him while he was painting it, asking him if he planned to do what the painting depicted."

HT: Neatorama: People Really Hate Banks Right Now

Posted by Vanderleun at September 19, 2011 2:36 AM
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I probably would bid on it if it was a painting of BOA.

Posted by: Cilla Mitchell Galveston, Texas at September 19, 2011 5:20 AM

Nice sentiment but the artist is thinking too small. Now a mushroom cloud over Wall Street...

Posted by: Fletcher Christian at September 19, 2011 6:10 AM

Good fake out of the cops. He didn't burn the bank, he robbed some wannabe art collector.

Posted by: Mike Anderson at September 19, 2011 6:47 AM

Nah, put that cloud over UK cities and rid the world of hooligans and wogs.

Posted by: Peccable at September 19, 2011 6:48 AM

The really disturbing thing about this is that the police felt no compunction about grilling an artist about the content of his painting.

Posted by: Donald Sensing at September 19, 2011 7:06 AM

Peccable - I was going to say "City of London" there but the picture would be less recognisable.

Posted by: Fletcher Christian at September 19, 2011 8:37 AM

Deja vu all over again. B of A, Isla Vista, 1969.

We've raised our children well.

Posted by: leelu at September 19, 2011 1:51 PM