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Have you ever gone into a contemporary art gallery and thought, jeez Louise, I could literally poop in a can and sell it to these people?Well, Piero Manzoni not only thought that exact same thing, he friggin’ did it! And if you were wondering what a fellow could get for a nice tin of poop, well, I’ll tell ya. A tin was sold for €124,000 at Sotheby’s on May 23 2007; in October 2008 tin 083 sold for £97,250 The cans were originally to be valued according to their equivalent weight in gold — $37 each in 1961 — with the price fluctuating according to the market.
Artist’s Shit, Piero Manzoni, 1961

Have you ever gone into a contemporary art gallery and thought, jeez Louise, I could literally poop in a can and sell it to these people?

Well, Piero Manzoni not only thought that exact same thing, he friggin’ did it!


And if you were wondering what a fellow could get for a nice tin of poop, well, I’ll tell ya. A tin was sold for €124,000 at Sotheby’s on May 23 2007; in October 2008 tin 083 sold for £97,250 The cans were originally to be valued according to their equivalent weight in gold — $37 each in 1961 — with the price fluctuating according to the market.

Artist’s Shit, Piero Manzoni, 1961

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