Wednesday 8 September 2004


This is just fantastic.

A bag of rubbish that was part of a Tate Britain work of art has been accidentally thrown away by a cleaner.

The bag filled with discarded paper and cardboard was part of a work by Gustav Metzger, said to demonstrate the "finite existence" of art.

Looks like it succeeded.

Seriously, this is a publicity stunt. The artist intended his work to be thrown away, and, if it hadn't happened by accident, would have arranged it. Who, if not for this news story, would ever have heard of him?


Come to think of it, even having read the story and blogged about it, I've still barely heard of him. I have to read my own post back to remind myself of his name.

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