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I've got a copy of that covering a hole under my kitchen sink.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | April 1, 2008 10:54 AM

They're hanging construction waste in art galleries now?

Posted by Hernandez | April 1, 2008 10:55 AM

Now if it was only made out of marzipan or better yet, bacon. then it would be snazzy. Does this mean we will see more and more condo construction based art?

Posted by orangekrush | April 1, 2008 10:58 AM

I saw this a couple of weekends ago when my inamorato and I went to the Museum of Glass (which is completely awesome, btw).

While most of the pieces here didn't do much for me (construction waste was my feel for it too), I really liked "Wave."

Posted by Donolectic | April 1, 2008 11:12 AM

Why is art no longer mystical and transcendent?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | April 1, 2008 11:19 AM

what exactly is the appell of modern "art" anyway? I might as well put my stink,mudcrusted boot on a stainless steel pedistal give it some pretensious non-senseical name and sell it for $1,000

Posted by linus | April 1, 2008 11:20 AM

You know, these April Fools hoaxes are pretty transparent.

Art? Yeah, sure ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 1, 2008 11:55 AM

"This is art?!! This isn't art, it's construction waste!!!! ROFLZ!!!"

Come on, people, seriously? That's the most tiresome, uneducated response since some jackass looked at a Pollock and said, "My kid could do that." Who knew Slog readers were so artistically conservative?

Go read up on the history of 20th-century art and then come back and join the conversation. kthx bye.

Posted by Superfurry Animal | April 1, 2008 12:38 PM

the history is that almost everyone at one time thought they could be an artist once the standard of living allowed it.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | April 1, 2008 1:12 PM

please provide a list of art/artists you consider mystical and transcendental and I'll be happy to answer your question.

Posted by bjank | April 1, 2008 1:38 PM

Yes, yes, and after The Ramones, everyone who could play three chords thought they could be musicians. And we all know that no good music has ever been created by people who weren't virtuosos.

Posted by Superfurry Animal | April 1, 2008 1:52 PM


What I find tiresome is so-called artists placing a bunch of bullshit in a gallery and expecting people to accept and like it. But you know what's even more tiresome? Those people in the art world (who aren't even creative enough to contribute to this nonsense) who never, I repeat, never express their own opinion. Find me a single person who "knows" something about art who is willing to say that they don't like this piece.

Posted by keshmeshi | April 1, 2008 2:03 PM

I know something about art, and I don't like this piece.

Posted by Fnarf | April 1, 2008 2:34 PM

I know something about covering holes in walls with big chunks of plywood and I don't like this piece.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | April 1, 2008 2:56 PM

Actually, he doesn't know anything about art, but I took him to a museum once.

Talk about overactive bladder ...

Posted by Fnarf's Grandma | April 1, 2008 3:19 PM

i'm an artist, and i don't like this piece either.

Posted by jameyb | April 1, 2008 8:36 PM

Art is bad art if you have to say "oh well you just aren't EDUCATED. Once you know you'll see that it's good."

You learn how to read, you don't learn how to see a fucking metal strap and a piece of wood. Give me a break.

Posted by The CHZA | April 1, 2008 9:31 PM

@ 12 how is it that you expect people to do as you say and still have thier own opinion?
@ 17 no one is saying that you need to be educated to understand a work of art, but being slightly informed does add more to the discussion than "it's bad because I don't like it"

Posted by bjank | April 1, 2008 11:42 PM

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