Monday, March 2, 2009

Buyer of Chinese Bronze(s) Backs Out, Refuses to Pay For Them-Time to MELT THEM DOWN?

What a skank...seems the person that bought the two controversial Bronze relics that China wants back is now refusing to pay for them...one has to wonder if this was a set up by the Chinese Government.

The State Administration of Cultural Heritage said the sale of two 18th century bronzes as part of an auction of art works owned by the late designer Yves Saint Laurent on Wednesday would impact Christie's interests in China.

Despite the objections the administration formally expressed to Christie's, the disputed bronze fountainheads — heads of a rat and a rabbit — were sold for €28 million ($36 million) at the auction in Paris to an unidentified telephone bidder or bidders.

Well, if Christies (and your client Yves Saint Laurent) are interested, I will gladly take said Imperial Bronzes off your hands for the sum of one dollar each, and give the Chinese one month to make me a fair market offer for them. If a sale is consummated, I will donate 75 percent of the proceeds to a Charity of your clients choice, keeping the rest for myself. If China fails to make an acceptable offer in that one month period of time, as the private owner of said Art Work, I'll simply melt them down and have them recast as Mule's, representative of China's stubborness when it comes to paying a fair price for legally owned works of art.

7 comments:

Larry19611961 said...

I imagine that cost the aution house quite a bit of money..Wouldn't they offer them to the next highest bidder by default ?

Royce Penstinger said...

Larry:

Christies has PLENTY of money, and made plenty of money on this particular auction...melting down the relics would SEND A CLEAR SIGNAL TO CHINA that their games and bullying WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

Michael said...

What a great idea. You know what else we could do? We could try to sell art looted from Jewish families in the holocaust back to the families that owned them. Then when they refused to pay for their own art, we can burn the pieces.

Royce Penstinger said...

Difference between A WAR, and the looting that goes with it...you know, to the victors go the spoils, and the Holocaust. Nice try, but some Chinese Summer Home for their supposed Royalty being burned to the ground does not qite stack up to Hitler and Germany's atrocities visited upon the Jewish people.

Larry19611961 said...

Here we go with the jewish pitty party again...When will it end ?

Royce Penstinger said...

Larry:

In the big picture of history, what was done to the Jews was horrid, and further it is NEW HISTORY...as example, we still have witnesses that lived through the Holocaust alive. I think it fair their just grievances be heard and where possible corrected.

But slavery (as one example) happened over 140 years ago...there is no justice in oppressing one group that had nothing to do with the sins of their forebears in the name of making another group whole (think Affirmative Action). It just builds resentments, forms NEW (and perhaps justified) prejudices. Am I not entitled to be ANGERED at those that oppressed me in the name of leveling out the playing field for others? See, the reality of life is simple...Affirmative Action steals opportunity away from one group of poor disadvantaged people and gives that opportunity to another group of poor disadvantaged people.
Upwardly Mobile RICH Liberals are fine with granting AMNESTY to 12-25 Million Illegal Alien Criminals because those ILLEGAL ALIENS are not stealing THEIR JOBS, are not INFESTING THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS. THe problem is, they are STEALING MY JOBS, ARE INFESTING MY NEIGHBORHOOD...This is America, I should not have to see a Mexican Flag flying from the porches where I live....and our government wonders at the increased GUN SALES?

Larry19611961 said...

I will buy a gun myself while it is still legal to get one...