‘Take the Money and Run’ artist settles out of court with Danish museum for undisclosed sum

In 2021, the artist Jens Haaning’s artwork ‘Take the Money and Run’ saw him borrow half a million kroner in cash from Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg for a visual representation of European salaries, and instead supply two empty frames for exhibition. After Haaning refused to pay it back and the museum launched a legal case, the two have now settled out of court for an undisclosed sum.

Jens Haaning’s controversial work ‘Take the Money and Run’ on display at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg. Photo: Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg.

The Danish visual artist Jens Haaning sparked amusement, disdain and debate in equal measures in autumn 2021, when he submitted two completely empty frames for exhibition in Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg. They should have contained a total of some half a million kroner in cash, which Haaning had agreed to borrow from […]

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