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Old 10-31-2019, 06:27 PM
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Destroyed 1911 pistols “fine art”?

Saw these on display in the San Antonio Museum of Art today.
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Old 10-31-2019, 06:37 PM
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Not for me.
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:18 PM
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:26 PM
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:31 PM
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Kinda gut-wrenching and a terrible waste, IMO.
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:37 PM
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Ugly. Artist was going for dramatic appeal.
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:47 PM
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I’m not an artist but I don’t like it.
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:50 PM
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Artsy-fartsy garbage.
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Old 10-31-2019, 08:12 PM
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I know that art is in the eye of the beholder, but regardless of whether you're pro-gun or anti-gun you have to be on acid to actually think those are anything but ugly, let alone creative.
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Old 10-31-2019, 08:24 PM
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I prefer my art this way....
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Old 10-31-2019, 08:26 PM
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Same here...

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Old 10-31-2019, 08:33 PM
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Um,.... NO!!!
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Old 11-01-2019, 05:57 AM
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Same here...

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Old 11-01-2019, 09:59 AM
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I guess that I missed my true calling.

I never knew that I was so talented.

But seriously, I have some old shotgun barrels up in the shop that I should do something with.
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Old 11-01-2019, 11:07 AM
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The 1911 is a symbol of freedom-loving people.
It's desecration of a national treasure.
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Old 11-01-2019, 11:45 AM
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Artsy-fartsy garbage.

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Old 11-01-2019, 12:13 PM
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Saw these on display in the San Antonio Museum of Art today.
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Old 11-01-2019, 01:37 PM
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Fugly. And who cares if the "artist" wasted his money buying those 1911s? Unless there was truly a treasure I'm that junk.

The second amendment is just a start. What's next? The First amendment? 3rd? 4th?
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Old 11-01-2019, 06:51 PM
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Strange!
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Old 11-01-2019, 08:36 PM
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Fugly. And who cares if the "artist" wasted his money buying those 1911s?
I seriously doubt the so-called "artist" bought those guns. More likely they were donated from surrendered or confiscated guns. The fact he found so many 1911s as well as vintage Savage pistols to use makes me think they came from Mexico.
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Old 11-01-2019, 11:20 PM
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What do you call a welder that can't weld worth crap? An Artist.

My bet is that tax payer's money went to pay that artist. Many cities and states, as well as the Federal government give grants to failed artists to create that kind of crap for public spaces. The kind of money that the government(s) hand out is obscene. Maybe they are trying to prevent another Adolf Hitler?

Seeing it is on display at some state museum of art tells me the place is likely chock-full of trash masquerading as art paid by the citizens of that state.
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Old 11-01-2019, 11:21 PM
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There out of spec new parts, no one would use good new parts for art.

Something to think about if a gun bill, banning guns passes Brest out the torch and welder.
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Old 11-02-2019, 11:41 PM
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Re: that gun-guitar thing. I recall a heavy metal album cover featuring a dude with a belt-fed guitar firing like a machine gun.

Any of you head-bangers remember that one?
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Old 11-03-2019, 12:59 PM
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Re: that gun-guitar thing. I recall a heavy metal album cover featuring a dude with a belt-fed guitar firing like a machine gun.

Any of you head-bangers remember that one?
I was the dude with the guitar.
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Old 11-03-2019, 05:07 PM
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You sure it wasn't Uncle Ted with his shotgun guitar you were thinking of?
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