How auto-destructive art work got destroyed too soon

Oh, it’s a sad state of affairs when the lines between art and junk are so blurred that cleaners are throwing out the art! Gustav Metzger had a part of his artwork thrown out at the Tate museum recently when a cleaner mistook a bag that was part of his installation as a piece of rubbish.

“When is a bag of rubbish not a bag of rubbish? When it’s an integral piece of a high-profile exhibition at one of London’s most famous galleries.”

Arts – Guardian

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Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.


  1. Anonymous says:

    It just goes to show how bad art has become, where rubbish can be mistaken for art.
    Im surprised sone one hasnt come up with the idea of calling a rubbish tip an outdoor installation!

  2. It was probably put where it belongs; in the bin.


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