How much do you love McDonald’s? Well clearly not as much as this artist who has gone on to create a full-fledged sculpture of the brand’s pickle and is now ready to sell it for a cool $6,277! Yes, you read that right! Made by Australian artist Matthew Griffin, the artwork is currently on display in Auckland’s Michael Lett Gallery, with three other pieces from Fine Arts, Sydney. The piece is simply titled ‘Pickle’ and features a single McDonald’s pickle on a white roof.
Confused by the worth of the offering, one social media user said: “I got kicked out of a McDonald’s by the police for doing this when I was a teenager, now it’s art,” while another added, “Oh so it’s ‘art’ when you do it, but I get asked to leave the restaurant.”
Remarking on it, in a statement to news.com.au, Fine Arts Sydney director Ryan Moore said, “People don’t have to think it’s art if they don’t want to. Anything can be artwork, but not everything is. “That’s often part of the point. Meaning and value are things that we as humans create together – in art or any other part of life.
The artwork is currently flung onto the ceiling of The Michael Lett Gallery and will come with instructions on how to recreate the piece at home for the one who buys it. Your thoughts?
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