Guys, We’ve Finally Reached Peak Bullshit Modern Art

Teabag art? You must be joking...

Is this art?
Tea bags Is this art?

One of the great things about modern art is its divisive nature – one man’s trash is other man’s treasure after all.

However, pretty much everyone is in agreement that a new teabag-inspired piece gone on display recently is utter, utter bullshit.

Former Turner Prize-winner Laure Prouvost has debuted her new piece at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London, which features a series of used teabags placed on a radiatior.

The piece, titled ‘We Will Multiply’ apparently draws on the “everyday and domestic” while provoking wider themes of “life and art”.

Really? All we can see is a load of soggy teabags on a radiator.

Of course, modern art has divided opinion before. Tracey Emin’s ‘My Bed’ proved controversial back in the late 1990s, and its domestic setting feels pretty similar to this.

Maybe we’re being harsh. After all, who are we to say what is and isn’t art?

However, teabags on a radiator? Come on…

If you fancy going to see it, the exhibit is open to the public at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery from today.

Or, you could re-create it yourself in the comfort of your own home with a few PG Tips bags. That way, you’ll have yourself a lovely cup of tea AND a piece of priceless modern art. The choice is yours.

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Loaded staff writer Harry Fletcher has covered news, sport and entertainment for several major websites across the UK. Follow him on Twitter at @Harry__Fletcher.