An Australian artist who threw a pickle slice from a McDonald's cheeseburger onto the ceiling of a New Zealand art gallery is apparently convinced that he can charge the equivalent of $6,259 for the results.
For decades, we've heard people dismiss minimalist examples of modern art by saying, "My kid could do that." But while the common retort is usually along the lines of, "Yeah, but they didn't," some recent examples of baffling art can call that assumption into question.
Because while many artists out there are clearly making skillful and elaborate works that are impressive even to the untrained eye, it's hard not to think that some are trying to get away with pieces that we'd have tried to use as excuses for not doing our homework.
Admittedly, one such artist was clever for borrowing $84,000 for an empty exhibit called "Take The Money And Run," but it's still baffling to know that another one was literally able to sell a statue made of nothing for $18,000.
But while the example of this phenomenon that we'll be looking at today actually exists, it's making people just as angry and confused at the idea that it's valuable art.