Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/what_was_that_broom_worth.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/what_was_that_broom_worth.shtml en-gb 30 Sat 20 Dec 2014 07:03:55 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/what_was_that_broom_worth.shtml RJMolesworth http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/what_was_that_broom_worth.shtml?page=88#comment8 It is a bit like buying a copy of "The Big Issue". You know you are buying a wothless piece of tat but you are supporting a fellow human being in "need". The great thing about Tate Modern is, that when they buy such works, they don't expect me to pay to to see them. Now that is a bargain. I think? Wed 06 Aug 2008 20:14:52 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/what_was_that_broom_worth.shtml?page=77#comment7 You know, I really wish I hadn't been right in my first reaction yesterday...Something about a new broom sweeping clean ought to fit here, but I think cleaning up this sort of garbage from national life would take an industrial vacuum-cleaner at least. Wed 06 Aug 2008 16:43:27 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/what_was_that_broom_worth.shtml?page=66#comment6 SSC 1, Nonsense. There, I uttered nonsense. Wed 06 Aug 2008 14:59:42 GMT+1 mygloriousleader http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/what_was_that_broom_worth.shtml?page=55#comment5 I think the job of these sort of artists is to see who can take the most pi**. I would rip them both up throw them out of the nearest window into the nearest skip and retitle the piece "Vacuuous nothingness". Wed 06 Aug 2008 13:56:50 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/what_was_that_broom_worth.shtml?page=44#comment4 So we've had elephant dung, unmade beds, fly-infested pharmacies, pickled cows and brooms...Not forgetting giant cracks in the floor, lights that flicker on and off, reconstructed exploded sheds (at least some work went into that!), sheds recycled into boats recycled into sheds (don't ask!)...I know! Next time I see a spider in a bath, I'll carefully rescue it, then encourage it to walk across an ink pad onto a sheet of paper.Or paint numbers on the stones I dig up from the garden.Or (thinking of painting), record a video of the paint drying.Or record a timelapse video of my lawn over a week.Mind you, this, whilst not exactly art, is inherently more interesting than my suggestions... Wed 06 Aug 2008 13:10:50 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/what_was_that_broom_worth.shtml?page=33#comment3 So, those splatters of paint (as I thought them to be) were, in fact, precious gems?Anyone looking for a cheaper version is welcome to MY broom, with colourful splatters, for a mere £75.I might even reduce it to 75p + a replacement broom. :o) Wed 06 Aug 2008 12:21:39 GMT+1 thenicecatlady http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/what_was_that_broom_worth.shtml?page=22#comment2 It's not working it's just lounging in a corner! Or is it on a tea break after sweeping away the glass box? Wed 06 Aug 2008 11:59:12 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/what_was_that_broom_worth.shtml?page=11#comment1 So where are the gems? I can't see any sign of them on any of the pics posted so far... Wed 06 Aug 2008 11:24:28 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/08/what_was_that_broom_worth.shtml?page=0#comment0 Utter nonsense.I can do no better than to quote a blog entry (unconnected to this particular "art") from renowned British comics artist Ian Gibson:"It would appear that the task of the modern artist is to challenge the audience to 'understand', rather than communicate anything." Wed 06 Aug 2008 11:22:46 GMT+1