LONDON – What’s the old saying…I don’t know if it’s art, but I like it!
A cleaning lady at London’s Tate Britain art gallery clearly didn’t know the creation she was throwing away was art…but we can hardly blame her because what she was throwing away was trash.
German artist Gustav Metzger’s work consisted of cardboard and paper wrapped in a plastic see-through trash bag.
When the cleaning lady came in at night and saw a bag of trash sitting on the floor she threw it in the dumpster.
Imagine the artist’s chagrin when he came in the next morning and found his ‘piece’ missing. But all’s well that ends well. The trash was dug out of the trash and put back on display, only a little worse for wear.