We’ve all heard the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” What about one man’s discarded condiment? Australian artist Matthew Griffin’s “artwork” entitled, “Pickle,” is currently displayed at the Michael Lett Gallery in Aukland, New Zealand.
Described (and wait until you here why) as “thought provoking,” what you’re looking at here is a ketchup-smeared pickle straight out of a McDonald’s cheeseburger that’s stuck to the ceiling of the art gallery. Now, for that provoking of thought thing. The gallery claims it’s designed to have one question what has value. Apparently, they’ve already given this thought and come up with a price tag of 10,000 New Zealand dollars ($6,200 US).
This begs the final question. You’re not buying the actual piece-as it’s the gallery’s ceiling. So, for 6 grand you’re literally paying someone to come by your house, throw a pickle on your ceiling and proclaim it a masterpiece?!