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Apr 062017
 


  © foto: K. van Gelder, Amsterdam

MARTIN CREED, Art is shit., 2017
ca 59 x 38 cm (41 x 38)
text on tote bag
published by Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, Netherlands
inv.Tassen 619

 

“Screen printed text on fabric:
Art is shit.
Art galleries are toilets.
Curators are toilet attenders.
Artists are bullshitters.”

This is a tote bag with a syllogistic quote from the artist: ‘Art is shit. Art galleries are toilets. Curators are toilet attendants. Artists are bullshitters.’ Apparently in the eyes of Martin Creed galleries show shit and curators are therefore toilet attendants, while artists produce shit. He says: ‘The more I work, the more I think I don’t know what I am doing. I have absolutely no idea what I am doing. It is like sweat or shit. It comes out as I go along …’.