Guy Shows Up With $1M At An Art Gallery And Calls It Art
This guy shows up with $1M at an art gallery and calls it art. Sounds pretty strange doesn’t it? Of course it does, but guess what, it’s all true. Matty Mo, who goes by the name of ‘The Most Famous Artist‘, decided to show people what ‘real art’ really is.
Matty Mo, based in Los Angeles, went to an art fair in New York and asked if he could be one of the artists represented at the event. The organizers said ‘NO’ and that’s when The Most Famous Artist decided to take things to a whole new level. He wanted to demonstrate that influence is a new kind of currency that can buy you everything, including attention, respect and recognition.
ART New York and CONTEXT Art are two sister art fairs taking place in New York, featuring over 1,200 artists from 50 different countries. However, when Matty Mo showed up at their doorsteps dressed like an artist with no money, nobody gave him attention and he was refused as a participant at the fairs.
Matty took $1M in $100 bills and created the ‘One Hundred Thousand Dollars’ art object. Actually, he created 10 of these ‘art pieces’. He rolled up $100 bills into $100,000 bricks of money and called it art. He placed all the money in a duffel bag and went directly inside the venue where the art fair was taking place.
The organizers instantly became his friends. People started taking photos of him and acknowledging Matty Mo as an artist – The Most Famous Artist. In order to avoid things getting out of control, Matty also hired a bodyguard, just to be on the safe side.
He also managed to prove his point, that even in the art world people look mostly at money and influence, not at talent and art. It’s true, it’s sad, it’s real life. Leave art to the artists!
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