Anorak | But Is It Rubbish?

But Is It Rubbish?

by | 27th, August 2004

‘ONE big concern for the doyens of modern art is that it’s so easy to forge.

‘A challenging and very moving piece’ The Guardian

Anorak’s version of Tracey Emin’s unmade bed recently sold at auction for millions and our Damien Hirst-inspired ‘Half A Fish Finger’ has already attracted bids from excited art lovers in New York and Paris.

But modern art’s accessibility is a double-edged sword. And we are not overly concerned when we read the Independent’s news that a piece by Gustav Metzger is now on a slow boat to a landfill site in Tilbury.

We don’t blame the cleaner at the Tate Gallery for mistaking Metzger’s transparent bin liner filled with waste paper for a sack of worthless rubbish.

We are not here to judge, rather to lend our support and try to replicate German-born Metzger’s ‘Recreation Of First Public Demonstration Of Auto-Destructive Art’.

As the artist so rightly says in the Guardian, the form ‘re-enacts the obsession

You have already read 1 premium article for free today
Access immediately the premium content with Multipass

Or come back tomorrow

Posted: 27th, August 2004 | In: Broadsheets Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed: RSS 2.0 | TrackBack | Permalink