“Artist is a big word”
Art is weird…and really subjective…and always changing. But I don’t really think we can really call this “art.”
A Danish “artist” is the ultimate troll! He was commissioned to create two HUGE pieces for a museum and was paid $84000 for his work.
EIGHTY FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Try to picture an $84000 piece of art.
I guarantee you’re wrong. He turned in two blank canvases. Blank. And he titled them: Take the Money and Run.
Was it a jerk move? Yes.
Was it also genius? Kind of
According to the artist, this piece wasn’t a gag. It was a statement. “The artwork is essentially about the working conditions of artists. It is a statement saying that we also have the responsibility of questioning the structures that we are part of. And if these structures are completely unreasonable, we must break with them.”