I was amused by this article. I’ve certainly had the same reaction when I’ve seen some of the works exhibited in galleries.
Another similar story: http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,11711,1271417,00.html
What I can’t help wonder, is where are these overzealous cleaners at all other times?
Another 'Let’s make fun of modern art thread!"
Metzger kind of reminds me of Duchamp, particularly in his fondness for works of art that deteriorate over time (his so-called “Auto-Destructive” works). But I think I prefer Duchamp’s attitude–when The Large Glass (The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even) was broken while being shipped overseas, he welcomed the accident and declared the work “definitively unfinished.”
Metzger is one of many Duchamp’s countless imitators, IMHO (and most of them have very little to say that Duchamp didn’t already).
Drill Sarge, Full Metal Jacket
“…you’re so goddam ugly you could be a modern art masterpiece!”