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3:55pm 24th October 2014
(Updated 3:55pm 24th October 2014)


When does a pile of rubbish on a Cornish estate become art?

A chair and chest of drawers dumped in Treneere in Penzance have sparked an online bidding war.

It all started when local Dan Levine spotted them balancing and posted a photo on Facebook saying it looked like a Tracy Emin sculpture.

Then he decided to see what would happen if it was put on Ebay. He wrote in the description:

"A splendid example of a Tracy Emin-esque urban sculpture, this post modernisctical pre-post-apocalyptic might look like someone is just too lazy to take it to the dump. You would be completely wrong to think this however! It is in fact an ironical take on modernisctical life. The sculpture has sprung up from nowhere and rumour has it that local urban artist Merchant Banksy was seen near the area and already house prices are rocketing because of it."

Now the tongue in cheek post is commanding bids of almost five hundred pounds.

Pirate FM caught up with Dan who said: "It just begs the big question about art. What is art? And if you say something's art ... does that make it art or is it always art? It's just a bit of fun and if any money changes hands - which I very much doubt it will - then it will all go to Shelterbox."

And if it is taken away?: "Well ... what you've got to understand with these sort of living sculptures is that they're always evolving. So even if there's nothing there by the end of it ... it's still there. They've bought the concept"

Make your own mind up ... is it art?

 

art - or no?

3:55pm 24th October 2014

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