This afternoon, for three hours, two women in white lab-type coats emptied 70 ketchup bottles and quite a few ketchup packets onto a blue tarp in an empty fountain in Madison Square Park.
"Why did you do that?" I asked, anticipating some sort of long-winded artistic, pretentious explanation.
"Because we wanted to," they answered, smiling and laughing, and disposed of the tomato-y corpse in a trash can.
fresh-baked at 05:07 PM
Two hundred and forty dollars worth of ketchup....Awwwwww Yeah!!
well, if a little girl put the fry there, it's cute.
As long as the artists didn't place the fry intentionally to the side to *getting into long winded artiste modeenhance the statement being made about the angst/ennui of the french fry being excluded from communion with the ketchup.
okay, so being a condiment artist must be emotionally draining. 'cause would you have the strength to be a starving condiment artist? or would you just totally sell out and eat your own work?
ah, the humanity of it all.
That... is the coolest fucking thing I have ever seen in my life.
Best. Thing. EVER!
What a sad, sad waste of food.
Mike, take a look at the lower right corner of the center photo.
A little girl (not related to the two women), probably about 4 years old, had french fries, and it may have been from her. Or maybe a guy I saw earlier in the day, trying to "make time" with the two women, who thought he was original by saying something like, "You're going to need a lot of french fries."
What? They didn't set a single french fry off to the side just for effect?
Well....okay, then! Interesting. Of course, people have always questioned the thought behind Christos' art as well.
is there any other reason to spread condiments about?
I'm just glad they didn't do it with catsup.
THAT would have been weird.
My wasabi sculpture is laughed at, my puddle of soy sauce is smirked at...I am such a starving condiment artist
One could say they went about their condiment art with relish, but that would just be wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong.
I would have squirted mustard on it. Just because I wanted to....
It could have been worse. This, for example.
Condiment art is so "misunderstood"...