Hitler fails as an artist…again


by Rumbold
27th November, 2008 at 4:21 pm    

(After the Mumbai terror attacks perhaps some light relief is needed.)

A painting by Hitler from the first world war failed to meet its reserve price of £2,800 at auction. The seller had been given the painting two years ago by her son as a birthday gift, who paid £10,500 for it, but she hated it so much that she was happy to sell it at a loss.

Who buys their mother a painting by Hitler? I can just imagine the scene now:

Proud son: “Mum, I got you a painting by that artist you like.”

Mother: “Actually, I said that I didn’t like Hitler.”

Son: “Oh.”


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  1. Amrit — on 27th November, 2008 at 5:31 pm  

    *ahem* I think it would be poetic justice to burn it…

    Uh-oh, sounds like somebody confused Hitler and Whistler! :D

  2. Tim Ireland — on 27th November, 2008 at 5:44 pm  

    But surely burning it would make any remaining paintings more valuable.

  3. Sid — on 27th November, 2008 at 6:05 pm  

    Who buys their mother a painting by Hitler?

    For a tenner, sure why not? But £2,800? fugdatshit.

  4. Leon — on 27th November, 2008 at 6:30 pm  

    Who in their right mind would pay ten grand for that crap??

  5. bananabrain — on 28th November, 2008 at 12:01 pm  

    blimey, i would, then i’d flog it to some nazis for loads of money and give the money to anti-racist charities. hehehehe.

    b’shalom

    bananabrain

  6. Laban Tall — on 1st December, 2008 at 11:13 pm  

    From the script of “The Producers” : “Hitler… there was a painter! He could paint an entire apartment in ONE afternoon! TWO coats! “

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