/ Value of art by Rolf Harris

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Cameron94 on 29 Aug 2013
I suspect the value for artwork done by Harris will now plummet seen as charges have been leveled at him.

Bit of a shame really as he did some very worthwhile paintings.

If you own anything by him will you be getting rid of it?
I'm curious as we have this http://tinyurl.com/nqjgvd8 in our living room but will be taking it down.

If it's true though then he can get what he deserves...
teflonpete - on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to Cameron94:

Either the link is broken or Google images have already taken Harris's pictures down.

Personally, if I like a picture I like a picture, rather than particularly following the artist who painted it. I don't think I'd take down a picture I really liked, but I can understand people wanting to disassociate themselves from his art if the allegations are true.
Trangia - on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to teflonpete:

Hitler's art fetches quite good money, and if you can disassociate yourself from the individual it is quite good.
Postmanpat on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to teflonpete:
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I'll be taking down my Caravaggio and my Lowry collection (amongst others). My Lewis Carroll and Laurie Lee book collections are long gone....

doz generale - on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to Trangia:
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> Hitler's art fetches quite good money, and if you can disassociate yourself from the individual it is quite good.

The thing about Hitlers art is that it's not particularly good and this contributed to him turning his had to world domination.
Rob Exile Ward on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to Cameron94: Christ the bloke has been charged, not convicted, there is a difference.

In reply to Rob Exile Ward: But one of the charges was for making indecent images. I didn't think his paintings were THAT bad...
Cameron94 on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to Rob Exile Ward: "If it's true though then he can get what he deserves..."

This I thought would convey that I know he hasn't be convicted/prosecuted merely charged. I still think that the value will drop, as they say "mud sticks".
toad - on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to Cameron94: We did semi seriously think of buying one about 5 years ago. Some of his wildlife stuff is very good
Rob Exile Ward on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to Cameron94: But you've taken it off your wall anyway??? TBH I can't get inside the head of someone who does that so precipitately. Will you put it back if he's exonerated? Or burn it if he's guilty? Make sure children don't se it in case they get infected?
Clarence - on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to Cameron94:

He painted the Queen, we should remove her from the throne as a precaution...
MJ - on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to Clarence:

He painted the Queen

What colour did he paint her?
abseil on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to MJ:
> He painted the Queen
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> What colour did he paint her?

That reminds me of Phil Bagnall/ Phil the Hippie (anyone remember him?) - "It must take a lot of paint to paint mountains".
teflonpete - on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to MJ:
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> What colour did he paint her?

Magnolia with a British Racing Green chimney breast.
xplorer on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to Cameron94:

Do we have to have topics about perverts on here.

I don't read the papers or watch the news, and the last thing I want to see on a climbing website is negative/sick topics.

Obviously I don't have to read them, but it gets hard when pretty much every other post is about perverts, murders and other bullshit



bleddynmawr - on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to Cameron94: Over 30 years ago I watched Rolf Harris paint a picture at a charity event in central London. He then tried to auction it off starting at 100. He had to go down to 20 and still it didn't sell. He refused to go lower and stomped off with the picture. It was a good picture but it was about 20 feet long by 8 feet high, and I think no-one had the room to put it up, or the energy to get it home on the tube. He got really famous some years later and I have occasionally regretted not buying it for 20. Perhaps my young self could discern something.....
Kevin Woods - on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to xplorer: Well you are in "Off Belay". If you want to see nothing but climbing you can change what you see in your account settings.
Rob Exile Ward on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to xplorer: Interesting post.
Sir Chasm - on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to xplorer: Ffs, he's only a pervert if he's found guilty.
Tom Last - on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to Cameron94:

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Probably wise to take that down regardless! ;)
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Rob Exile Ward on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to Sir Chasm: What if he gets off by perverting the course of justice? Eh?
Sir Chasm - on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to Rob Exile Ward: Depends whether he does it by nobbling the jury.
Offwidth - on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to Trangia:

One of the sneakiest and quickest Goodwin's Law entries I've seen. Well done.
Wiley Coyote - on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to Rob Exile Ward:
> (In reply to Sir Chasm) What if he gets off by perverting the course of justice? Eh?

It depends on the verdict. Do you know what it is yet?

xplorer on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to Sir Chasm:
> (In reply to xplorer) Ffs, he's only a pervert if he's found guilty.


I bet you wouldn't say the same about the Syrian government so called use of gas.

hypocrite

Sir Chasm - on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to xplorer:
> I bet you wouldn't say the same about the Syrian government so called use of gas.
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> hypocrite

Rolf is badder than a thousand Syrian assassins.
xplorer on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to Sir Chasm:
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you said it chasm
Tom V - on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to Wiley Coyote:

Arf arf!
wiwwim - on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to Wiley Coyote: why, it's a hairy swan.....
no_more_scotch_eggs - on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to Offwidth:
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> One of the sneakiest and quickest Goodwin's Law entries I've seen. Well done.


http://www.goodwinslaw.com/main/default.asp

what's rolf got to do with them? are they defending him...?

;-P

gregor
Rob Exile Ward on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to no_more_scotch_eggs: After clicking on your link I may have to throw up.
aln - on 29 Aug 2013
In reply to Rob Exile Ward:
> (In reply to Cameron94) Christ the bloke has been charged, not convicted

Pontius the chap says you're wrong.
Offwidth - on 30 Aug 2013
In reply to no_more_scotch_eggs:

No these people are:

http://www.apostrophe.org.uk/

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