Tom Friedman: Coffee Cup Art

"How to make a quick buck: First get a cup of coffee in a styrofoam cup. Drink the coffee. Attach the coffee-stained cup to a piece of wood. Find a dead ladybug. Attach that to the same piece of wood. Call the piece Untitled and enter it in a New York City art auction. That's what modern artist Tom Friedman did in 1999. The winning bid? $29,900."

[In 1998, another "artist" named Robert Gober sold a tied stack of newspapers, entitled Newspaper, 1992, at a Southeby's auction... for $19,000.]

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