Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Flog It Blog It, Trashy Tasty Tuesday!
A cleaner, in southern Italy, who was said to be just doing her job threw away two pieces of artwork which she thought was rubbish left behind by those setting up the show. Crumbs the organisers of the exhibition said one of the pieces of art she threw away included pieces of cookies, which were scattered on the floor, as part of an artistic arrangement. Blimey that was an expensive mistake as the batty biscuit arrangement was said to be valued at £8,000. Thrash the trash we say and you better believe it, we'd Hoover up those cookies in record time. We think the cleaner was an excellent art critic. It is not the first time a piece of contemporary art has been mistaken for rubbish. In 2001, bosses at London's Eyesto'rm gallery had to rescue a work by Damien Hirst from a bin after cleaners threw it away mistaking it for rubbish. The artwork made up of empty bottles, cigarette boxes, full ashtrays and paint tins was pulled from a dustbin the day after it was put together by Hirst. Have you ever thrown away something you wish you hadn't?