Flung pickle token: artist asks $10,000 for McDonald’s burger ingredient | Art

A NZ$10,000 artwork consisting of a single slice of pickle plucked from a McDonald’s cheeseburger and flung on to the ceiling of an Auckland art gallery is a deliberately “provocative gesture” designed to question what has value, the artist’s gallery says.

The work, titled Pickle, belongs to Sydney-based Australian artist Matthew Griffin, and is one of four new works in Fine Arts, Sydney’s exhibition in Auckland hosted at Michael Lett Gallery.

Some fans are relishing in the work calling it “genius” and “brilliant”; others have called it “moronic”.

“Part of a rich late-night tradition,” said one post on social media.

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