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”.
— PelhamCommunications (@PelhamComms) March 2, 2017
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.
— Richard Woodward (@WoodwardRJ) March 1, 2017
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.