My mate Griffo is the artist creating the big brouhaha with that ‘Pickle’ thing.
Basically, what he did was yank a pickle out of a Mcdonald’s cheeseburger and stuck it to the ceiling at Auckland’s Michael Lett Gallery. Then he called it ‘Pickle’, and put a $10,000 price tag on it (the purchaser of the work will have to pay an additional $4.44 for the cheeseburger). Everyone is losing their minds and saying he’s either a genius or an idiot. I’m here to tell you he is both, but mostly the second one.
So, to get the lowdown on Griffo’s latest ‘provocative’ work (piss-take) I texted Griffo today for an interview:
How about an interview with your old mate Crom?
You’ve changed, man.
I’m working, bro.
This pickle thing has gone to your head. Come on. 10 mins on the phone.
Nah, not doing interviews. You could interview Ryan from the gallery.
Nah. Guess what. Ben just boarded a plane for Greece and Amanda Lapore is seated next to him!
Google it. Pretty crazy. I’m gonna make this fantastically interesting text exchange the interview. You’ve changed.
Ordinarily, he doesn’t shut up. But now, when I actually want to hear him waffle on about his art, he’s gone quiet. Typical. Anyways, watch this space. He might crack, but I doubt it.
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