Artist Throws Pickle On Gallery Space Ceiling And Sells It For $6,000



An Australian artist is charging $6,000 for a pickle he threw on the ceiling of a gallery space last month.

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Matthew Griffin named the piece ‘Pickle’ and the artwork was displayed at the local gallery in Auckland, New Zealand. In the presentation’s medium list, Griffin listed the ingredients of a regular McDonald’s cheeseburger and wrote, “a sculpture comprising the slice of pickle from a McDonald’s cheeseburger flung into the ceiling.” According to TODAY, the piece is intentional designed to determine what art has value and what doesnt.

However, Griffin priced the artwork for 10,000 Australian dollars ($6,329 USD) but the exhibition closed on July 30.

“Regular Bun: Wheat Flour (Enzymes), Water, Sugar, Canola Oil, Wheat Gluten, Glaze, Iodised Salt, Yeast, Improver (Wheat Flour, Malted Wheat Flour, Antioxidant (300), Enzymes (Contain Wheat)), Emulsifiers (472e, 471), Preservative (262). Beef Patty: Beef. Cheese: Milk, Salt, Starter Cultures, Enzyme (Rennet — Calves &/or Vegetarian), Water, Milk Solids, Non Fat Milk Solids, Emulsifiers (331, 332), Cheese Flavour, Salt, Acidity Regulators (260, 330), Emulsifier (322 — Soy), Colours (160a). Ketchup: Water, Tomato Paste, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Natural Flavour (Soybean Oil). Pickles: Gherkins, Water, Acidity Regulator,(260), Salt, Flavour, Firming Agent (509), Preservative (211). Onion: Water, Dehydrated White Onions. Mustard: Water, Distilled Vinegar, Mustard Seed, Salt, Colour (100), Paprika, Natural Flavouring. Beef Patty Seasoning: Salt, Pepper and Sunflower Oil.”

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Other artists used a single house plant accompanied by a speaker playing ambient music in a loop, a sconce lamp, and a sketch of a woman eating a banana. The outlet said the theme of the exhibition related to transience, distance, and time but it is up to the viewer to decide which art piece goes with which them.

If an individual reported “purchased” the pickle art piece, they won’t get the actual pickle but instructions on how to recreate Griffin’s work in their own art space which consists of two steps. His work was compared to the banana taped to the wall in Art Basel Miami.

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His recent work was released three years after the infamous art piece by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan who titled the taped banana “Comedian.” The 2019 piece was sold for $120,000 and he continued to tape more bananas to the wall after they were bought by two art collectors from France.

One of the pieces was even eaten by New York performance artist David Datuna. He wasn’t charged for the stunt.

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