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Portrait of a Thief
And the moral is, "Don't F with an artist!"
By: Cranky Old Man on June 28, 2013
loved this! I have watched too many times wealthy folks try to bargain with an artist or a gallery to reduce what was a fair price to begin with- this was a priceless story! Have a fabulous weekend!
By: Kathe W. on June 28, 2013
He certainly got his comeuppance. It's probably better to get a contract up front, but in this case it wasn't since he wound up making 5 times the initial price.
By: PT Dilloway on June 28, 2013
If it's on a handshake, it's not worth the paper it's written on -- always get it in writing! Bravo to that artist.
By: mimi on June 28, 2013
By: TexWisGirl on June 28, 2013
I've know a lot of folks like this. Not the artist, but the thief. Kept many locked up too. Doctors, lawyers and other better than thou kind of folks. Have a terrific day. :)
By: Comedy Plus on June 28, 2013
It's a great story, Stephen. I really enjoyed it. Have a good weekend.
By: Sharon Bradshaw on June 28, 2013
Glad this is a true story...justice is so rarely reached!!
By: Tabor on June 28, 2013
I remember this story from before ... very clever. I had my portrait painted a few years ago -- and I paid EXTRA to have the artist make it look not like me. Seriously, he made my face look thinner and washed out some of the gray in my hair ... he's a very good artist!
By: tom sightings on June 28, 2013
What a powerful story. I'm so glad that the greedy capitalist that tried to screw the talented artist out of his money ended up the worse for wear. The moral that I see to this story is don't be mean to people, keep to your word, and pay others for their hard work.
By: Michael Offutt on June 28, 2013
Too bad the waiter couldn't do something similar.
By: joeinvegas on June 28, 2013
Great story!I love endings where the villain gets his just deserts! :-)
By: Lexa Cain on June 28, 2013
This is a true story? FANTASTIC!!
By: fishducky on June 28, 2013
Great story and wonderfully well told.
By: Jenny Woolf on June 28, 2013
I love stories like this. Reminds me of the old O. Henry stories I read in junior high. Thanks for this!
By: Diane Laney Fitzpatrick on June 28, 2013
Sound to me like the way the world should work instead of how it does.
By: Snowbrush on June 28, 2013
Chalk one up for the good guy. Great story!
By: Pixel Peeper on June 28, 2013
Who knew artists were so hard-core? Not the millionaire.
By: Val on June 28, 2013
That's great. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on June 28, 2013
Good one. I wish more contract would turn out like this.
By: Red on June 28, 2013
By: Catalyst/Bruce on June 28, 2013
Ah ha! Justice indeed!
By: Tom Cochrun on June 28, 2013
I love when the tables are turned and the good guy whens.
By: Charlotte on June 28, 2013
What a great story and a good read!! Have a wonderful weekend!
By: LL COOL JOE on June 28, 2013
A great tale.
By: John on June 29, 2013
What a great turn of events!
By: Eva Gallant on June 29, 2013
Justice is served! :)
By: Scott Cody Park on June 29, 2013
I bet that fancy feast at the restaurant produced excessive discomfort when he was at the mercy of artist. Karma can be a b%tch.
By: Daniel LaFrance on June 29, 2013
You weave a fine tale - better still that there's truth to it. I can remember our pediatrician made house calls when we were children. He was a kind man who would sometimes appear in a tux because he was so dedicated to his young patients, that he'd take time on his way to or from a wedding or some such event in order to care for them. My mother always made sure to pay him immediately and he indicated to her how very much he appreciated that. He said that it was always his families who could least afford it who paid him immediately and in full. And always the well to do who put him off or paid in bits, often making him chase after payment for months to come. It makes you wonder about how some people become wealthy and just what their values are.
By: Hilary on June 29, 2013
Good writing and a very satisfying ending!
By: jenny_o on June 30, 2013
I love when the world sets things right. Justice is a beautiful thing.
By: Cheryl P. on June 30, 2013
A terrific story about the need to be Honorable! Loved it!!!
By: Michael Manning on July 2, 2013
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