High quality art
Posted by katsoyan on Thursday, November 22, 2007
Recently my brother started painting:-) I do not say that he decided to become professional painter, but he does quite well; and I have to admit that some of the things that he has painted till now, are nice. Thay are so nice that we were discussing about them and I told him, just for fun, to try selling them in ebay.
After that, we agreed that every single piece of art can be sold. It doesn’t matter if it is a beautyful piece of art or not, it doesn’t even matter if you can understand what is in the picture that you are looking at. And you never know. One day you might become famous and all the single pieces of art that you had created in the past will become really expensive and collectionists may seek to buy them.
That way, an Italian artist back in 1961 decided to become really original and managed to prove that people are really unpredictable. He took 90 small cans and put in each 30g of shit (I have not been able to find neither if it was his or someone else’s, nor what he had eaten the day before:-). He put a label outside each can, he numbered the cans and finally exhibited its piece of art under the name “Artist’s shit – Merda d’artista” and the price was equal to 30 g of gold!!!
The most outrageous of the story is that two years ago the can number 57 was sold for 124.000 euros by a Belgian collectionist during an auction that was held in Milano… The guy most probably flew from Belgium, he bought 30 g of SHIT and totally happy he returned home with his latest purchase.
It should also be noted that some cans exploded because of the gas that was created inside the can by the anaerobic degradation of the “piece of art”