Being ‘cultured’ means learning to appreciate and to critique art. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and thus each person has their own personal tastes when it comes to art and aesthetics. Fans of postmodern art are especially a unique breed: they can see things that most people can’t. They can appreciate art made of an artist’s sh*t, urine, or even invisible art! It’s amazing that these postmodern artists are tipping the line of becoming master hoaxers, stealing good-earned money from gullible art collectors.
This article compiles ten of the most ridiculous works of art that actually sold for thousands of dollars. It just goes to show how pretentious the art world has become. Some people may find the beauty in these works of art, but most people will just scratch their heads in bemusement.
Italian artist Piero Manzoni created a total of 90 tin cans filled with his feces, and canned it with the label:
Contents 30 gr net
Produced and tinned
in May 1961′
We don’t see anything special about it (we can sh*t for ourselves fine, thank you very much) but the artist’s works have become hot like pancakes. Each can is estimated to around $100,000 to $150,000!
Piss Christ is created by American artist Andres Serrano, featuring a small, plastic cross submerged in a glass of his urine. The odd piece won numerous for the said piece and received $15,000 for his work, plus $5,000 from the tax-funded National Endowment for the Arts.
The work may have been popular in award-giving bodies, but not with others: Serrano is said to have received numerous death threats and hate mail in response to his artwork.