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All that cry about Europa, Dutch, Danish will and here since the artist is a JEW ?
The Danish artist is Marco Evaristti who is Chilean born Buddhist convert with Jewish parents. He said he bought the teeth from Austria from a person who claimed that they came from the Nazi death camp. He said he could not confirm the certainty of the claim. He also said he used three teeth from his Jewish grandmother who did not die in a concentration camp.
His intention to create such a controversial work was to relate to relate to all the atrocities of the world which many tend to forget.
Evaristti has sustained a reputation of ?insensitivity? for many of his provocative works, one of which was the display at a Danish gallery, inviting visitors to turn on blenders filled with Goldfish.
so whats worse is
in holocaust museum
they have a piece of HUMAN FLESH !!
preserved for all to see the tatooed number on their arm
that is digusting and disrespectful to the person-as it is forbidden by torah law
something does not make sense.I cannot judge how much gold it took to make the gate,but somehow it does not make sense to me.perhaps somebody can clear this up for me.
I read lots of posts all trying to defend this monstrosity, with the feeblest of arguments.
By the way, what does it matter if the gold used for this abomination is what the person said it was? Even if it isn't, it is a sick and depraved action in its own right. Just the way the victims' memory is used as some cheap and tasteless publicity stunt is sick and moreover worrying, just by the fact that it is allowed to take place, and with no official objection either?
Maybe we shouldn't expect any better from the europeans?...
"they lost all decency. i want to vomit."
How can you lose something you never had?
One day in a historic town in Northern California I went into an antique store, under the glass counter were a lot of WW2 items, one was an arm band made of a piece of mattress material with a yellow Magan David, it had dried blood stains and I frooze, I couldn't move, a sence of terror gripped me. I wanted to turn and run. The thought of buying it and burying it came to mind but I couldn't touch it.
How could someone use gold from murdered Jews to build anything? SICK.
Unfortunately, your truth & logic will not be acknowledged by this terrorist supporter troll.
That's why there is an Israel once more, just as GD promised.
That's also why she must always remember,
this monstrosity...you better get going, i think your neo-nazi group leader is calling you to a meeting. u better hurry up, don't wanna be late
Was this article meant for the edition of April 1st? Tell me the editor turned the calendar too many pages. To quote the eternal wisdom of MacEnro, 'You cannot be serious!'
Some years back a modern artist made a work of art involving the Virgin Mary and usng a certain amount of cow pats [that b.s. for Yanks] I don't recall his insightful artistic explanation, but it seems 'artists'?? want to outdo one another in moving the boundaries. It seems the patients have taken over the asylum !! P.s. I hope this article is an early Purim joke.
Marco Evaristti. Most likely not even Dutch or Danish, but Italian or Spanish. Any proof the gold came from Holocaust victims?
The idea of all those teeth of the poor victims of the shoa, put together as a show piece, they call that art, I call it tasteless crap. Please show more respect to those many victims.
Who could be a private collector of gold teeth of Auschwitz victims ? Eichmann? Mengele? Is it legal to sell the gold teeth of murder victims? I hope I've just dreamt this article and I will soon awake.
If science museums can exhibit plasticated cadavers and get away with it, I suppose this grotesque horror is oipening further the door. The plasticated cadavers gave their consent while they were alive, but the owners of these gold teeth never gave their conent.
Golden dental relics of the Shoah are not readily available for the use of any soul-less hobbyist who wishes to make models of hell. This is most likely a piece of deception as well as heartless depravity. Anything is called "art" today, but the museum showing this obscenity, and the city and country of its location bear responsibility for the fact that this abomination is being purveyed to the public. The "artist" is simply beneath contempt and comment.
I can understand those against it, but you miss the point, the only point really, namely, the artist's poignant punch of not only creating a replica of the cursed gate, but using material from those that were annihilated past that cursed gate to create that gate. It sends shivers to more places than just the spine (lest you forget that many don't have one, a spine that is). It delivers the message alright!
my thoughts mirrored yours exactly, as i read the captions below the pictures.
obviously the artist created it as as a "shocking" statement about the grim reality of the holocaust, but outside the context of a place like yad vashem, that message will always be lost in the outrage and disgust over the gruesome source of its medium.
... and his "Piss Christ", produced with public funds. Perhaps a turning point in the meaning of art and a dead canary that started to make people think again. At least in the late 80s.
How on earth did the artist even gain access to gold from murdered Jews' fillings? Could that be a fiction intended to make the work edgy and shocking?
The collector would have had to have kept over what is now valued at todays gold prices at around $120,000 of gold in a glass jar for over 60 years in a virtually valueless form. Even if it was passed through many owners surely someone would have cashed it in after all this time
I hope this exhibit is well guarded.
This is totally disgusting.
how the hell did he get the teeth to make this monstrosity?
Art is art but this is pissing in the face of decency. Respect the dead and the fallen. Never mock them!
FYI Jews were singled out for "special treatment"...as if you did not know. As far as Jews having gold teeth...some did and some did not. The ones that did had them extracted and the Nazi's benefited from the value of this gold as well as the jewelry,art and money that was plundered from the Jews. But of course you know all of this don't you? I am waiting for the post from you telling us us that this art work and the stealing of the gold teeth was an IDF or Mossad plot. Why not you blame everything else on Israel...what about the earthquake in Haiti?
If this is true it is in very bad taste. How did the 'artist' acquire this gold? Who sold it to him? Where has it been for the last 60 years? Why is it called 'Rolexgate'. Judging by some of his previous 'art' works (goldfish in blenders/serving own bodyfat fried)this man feels the need to provoke shock and disgust. he should be ignored.
Some were forced extractions by Nazis, according to various literature.
A question mark should remain with the source of the gold teeth, the "private collector."
Who was the "private collector" - a thieving undertaker/mortuary worker, pawnbroker, or Nazi war criminal?
Did the so called artist claim the gold teeth were harvested from Holocaust victims to make his 'artwork' more attention-grabbing?
It seems that Denmark, Norway, and Sweden are competing with each other to promote the most vile race-baiting antisemetic messages and blood libels. Where is the international outrage. In fact where is the Jewish community outrage, the ADL and Simon Wiesenthal.
I dont agree with considering it a piece of artwork and there is certainly no place for something like this in at art gallery but it does send a message if you look beyond the sickening side of it.
I dont know if the artist intended for us to think about it or not but how many people must have died so this model could be made?
The thing is huge for something made of gold and you think how much gold is in a single tooth.
Thousands of people must have been murdered to get together enough gold from teeth to build this thing.
If this thing was in the right place like Yad Vashem and not an art gallery in Copenhagen I think it could be a very powerful shock exhibit because something like this really brings home what was done much more than a photograph or a story.
If the artist wants to do something good with his model he should donate it to Yad Vashem where it can be put to good use.
And not all Jewish Holocaust victims would have been able to afford gold teeth.
The so called art is sick! Another thing, how did so many gold teeth escape the Nazi (gold) smelting?
go ahead denounce an entire people for the work of one artist..by the way have you heard of a guy called Madoff?
I can see the symbolism but I think there are other ways to show it...
This seems to be in bad taste to me.
Perhaps I am just picky.
I find this highly amusing in its perversity. I am guessing that the creator of this artwork has not read "How to Win Friends and Influence People."
What an antisemitic comment!!!
The Collector probably is a Jew. He apparently bought the Gold from someone who said they were in the Camps. I bet you the seller was the one lying and probably wasn't a Jew but a Neo Nazi swindler exploiting Jewish pain further. a bit like you're attempting to do in your own small and insignificant way..
Greg, there is no "we". The fellow who made this is an independent artist and is known for his insensitivity. This work is at minimum exactly that - insensitive, whatever his intent. There is no regulator that dictates what an artist - if you can call him that - can produce. The work is his and his alone and the infamy is his and his alone.
I personally am shocked and quite concerned. Did we really need to go this far? Why don't we build a momento for the Haiti people by building a statue mixed with mortar and dead bodies of those who were found rotting on the streets. This is not right... it doesn not sit well with me at all.
my error. My post was meant for the person named dutch...who posts on here regularly. not so sure the danes of today are the same as the danes of yesteryears...
Harvey comments on his contoversial painting of Myra Hindley, the infamous Moors murderer who along with Ian Brady abducted and murdered three children ?I just thought that the handprint was one of
the most dignified images that I could find. The most simple image of innocence absorbed in all that pain,? Marcus Harvey. People did not understand.
What a wasted opportunity then, when it could have been something of great Beauty, a Magen David or a Menorah, a symbol of our survival, that in the end, we won.
iT TOOK MANY LIVES TO MAKE THIS DISPLAY. lOOK HOW MAMY COUNTRIES CLOSED BORDEES TO FLEEING jEWS, THAT IS WHY THERE MUST BE AN iSRAEL
Hey Israeli citizen: You know just as much about Europe as the average American!
Copenhagen's in Denmark, not Holland. You got the right continent, I guess.
While ready to believe a lot, as a son of Holocaust survivors, this I don't believe. It doesn't add up; would be far too costly, and cynical. Stay tuned; this will be revealed as a hoax done in very poor taste to agitate people like us.
I didn't think the Dutch could go much lower. I was wrong. The Dutch have rejected God, embraced "multiculturalism", are bullied by the Muslims and think this type of display is OK. I will stay out of your pathetic country.
Imagine if someone decided to use the body parts of Haiti's earthquake victims or other human disaster victims for an art memomial.
Dutch refers to the people and language of the Netherlands (Holland). Copenhagen is the Danish capital. Criticize or complain as you wish, but get the facts right.
boy thats pretty sick;but isnt the the maker jewish?
Denmark was one of the most decent countries in its treatment of Jews during WW II. To avoid problems with the Danes, the German commander tipped off the Danes so they had time to get the Jews out of the jaws of death. See Sir Martin Gilbert, The Righteous : The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust, Doubleday 2002.
I am all for remembering, but this is SICK!
A not for(not-so)Superjew:
I know it's complicated dear, so let me spell it out for you
Copenhagen = capital of Denmark, population called 'Danish'
Amsterdam = capital of the Netherlands, population called 'Dutch'.
I don't care what any artist has to say about this, it is sick. No "dramatic effect" or attempt to make us feel or think something the artist wants to express justifies this. Lowest move to get your name out there.
what a lovely people your compatriots are...a sickening display of the poorest taste possible. How anyone could want to create such a vile piece of work is beyond imagination..imagine ..someone actually taking gold from teeth of what were once living people, obviously collected by a psychopath,kept in a jar, and then fashioned into this...
there you have it folks, the dutch expression of art...what a disgrace these countries have become.
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