A Danish artist has been ordered to pay again a museum after it loaned him banknotes price tens of 1000’s of kilos for an exhibition he referred to as Take The Cash And Run.
Jens Haaning, who exhibited clean canvasses, had been anticipated to recreate artworks from earlier in his profession, through which he used banknotes to symbolize the typical annual wage in Denmark and Austria.
The Kunsten Museum of Trendy Artwork in Aalborg, Denmark, gave him roughly 532,000 krone (£61,500) to place the set up collectively.
A Copenhagen court docket on Monday ordered Haaning to return the museum’s money – however struck off 40,000 krone (£4,629) as an artist’s price.
That is probably as a result of the museum determined to show the clean canvasses alongside the works of different up to date artists till January 2022, when Haaning was anticipated to return the funds.
The museum introduced a civil lawsuit in opposition to the artist when he refused to offer the cash again, breaching the contract he had signed.
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Haaning has been given 14 days to pay the museum again – however the 58-year-old instructed Denmark’s dr.dk that he doesn’t have the funds to take action.
He admitted the stunt had been “good for my work” however added: “It additionally places me in an unmanageable scenario the place I do not actually know what to do.”
The artist has 4 weeks to enchantment the choice – however instructed dr.dk he doesn’t intend to take the case additional.
Lasse Andersson, director of the Kunsten Museum, mentioned: “We are going to now fastidiously look at it [the ruling]. There’s a four-week interval for enchantment, and so long as the case can nonetheless be appealed, now we have no additional feedback.”