The Therapy Sessions
Wednesday, August 11, 2004
Modern art garbage
This man collects New York City garbage, puts it in a hermetically-sealed, clear plastic box, and tries to pawn the shit off as modern art:
Since most modern art is trash, it is likely to fit right in. Our young entrepreneur is unlikely to much money doing this, though.
The problem is not what he's selling. Such trash would sell well if it was embossed with the signature of an artist like Andy Warhol. Warhol and his ilk exposed the modern art fetishists as nothing but metrosexual autograph hounds years ago.
Unfortunately, the snobby modern art clique will turn up its collective nose at these "Justin Gignac Originals." They will think that someone is making fun of them.