“Danish artist ordered to repay museum after submitting blank canvases: ‘Take the money and run'”

A Danish artist has been ordered to repay a museum after running off with its money upon being commissioned to create a piece of artwork but instead submitted two empty canvases titled “Take the Money and Run.” In 2021, Jens Haaning was given the equivalent of nearly $84,000 in Danish kroner and euro banknotes by the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg. He has now been ordered to repay around $70,600 and another $11,000 in court fees.