Dirty, Stained Bed Artwork Sold For 4.4 Million Dollars!

PhilHaney by PhilHaney on Jul. 03, 2014

Here is a general life rule to live by. If someone uses the phrase “art installation” you should probably leave. Unless you are a hip artist who knows how to make some cash. Tracy Emin is a British artist who in 1998 created an art installation titled “My Bed” consisting of her dirty, stained, unmade bed with torn pillow cases, cigarette butts, a half empty bottle of vodka, her dirty underwear  and for good measure an actual used condom. After viewing the artwork museum goers need a hepatitis shot.

“My Bed” sold for 4.4 million dollars at Christie’s in London this week. You’re probably wondering what her inspiration for the piece was. Emin says the bed appears exactly how it was after she slept in it for days after a relationship break-up and she battled suicidal thoughts. Thankfully she put that frown upside down back in 2000 when she sold the bed originally for $200,000 to Charles Saatchi. Saatchi in turn flipped this hot piece of real-estate for 22 times that amount. I have a feeling the old, dirty, condom strewn bed market is going to be huge, so you should get in on it before the bubble bursts!

Looking at this art, how does it make you feel? Think of all the great and postive things that 4.4 million dollars could buy! None of it however, not the food, the clothing and shelter for the needy or the donation to a charity fighting a disease could be better than the feeling of superiority and power that a person gets from spending that amount of cash on some lady’s sweat and soiled undies filled bed. I think blowing this amount of cash on something like “My Bed” is patriotic. That’s why I’ve come up with my own art installation and I encourage you to do the same.

“My Banana” is My Retirement Account

Here is my work of art I plan to sell for 4.4 million dollars titled “My Banana.” It’s a banana I was eating for breakfast as I wrote this article. As you can see the banana exists in a quantum state; neither eaten or uneaten. It represents the choices we must face each day in life. Should I finish my breakfast or go hungry? Should I keep my work of art as is? Or would my banana “art instillation” sell for more money if I threw the peel on the ground and hired a scrappy homeless guy to pretend that he is constantly slipping on it in a never ending loop? I’m just asking questions in an attempt to seem thoughtful. What “art installation” would you create?

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45 comments
Alf Ikert
Alf Ikert

-like they say,there`s one born every minute!

Melissa Thorpe
Melissa Thorpe

Oh please. Crap like this is NOT art and whoever called it so is an idiot. But that now means I can sell mine for that much, too, right?

Shaun Cable
Shaun Cable

more money than sense or abrain cell!

James-Banks-684
James-Banks-684 User

OMFG . Now I know ill make a million in my lifetime!


Mike Hargrove
Mike Hargrove

If a bed is worth more when it's messy, mine should be able to pay off the national debt.

Jared Zimmermann
Jared Zimmermann

I'm going to submit a 1/2 drank Coke Can with a Straw in it to a musuem. I bet I'll make millions

Donnie Philbeck
Donnie Philbeck

This is in the contemporary art section of the Chicago Art Institute. Yes, it is just a green canvas.

Ha Des
Ha Des

This is the most stupid thing Ive ever seen

Jean White
Jean White

If this is the case, I have a whole bunch of crap to the highest bidder.

Ed Whalen
Ed Whalen

That's one of the dumbest things I've ever seen

Vladimir Rancic
Vladimir Rancic

This kind of people should be punished in the worst way Because they do not spend your money on poor children, or those who need it most, when they have to throw the rubbish...

Dominic Keller
Dominic Keller

It's call con-art (contemporary) fraudsters like emin and hirst don't have any real artistic talent

Joanne Hill
Joanne Hill

U can but mine for half that amount lol

Ben Hughes
Ben Hughes

In that case, shouldn't a bunch of us be sitting atop of a damn goldmine?

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Jo Benton
Jo Benton

They have more money than the sense they were born with......

Amy Beck Peterson
Amy Beck Peterson

Some people are so damned stupid that they dont deserve the money that they have!!!!

Derrick Hoffman
Derrick Hoffman

must not have been to bad of a break up the dirty bitch has a used condom next to her bed

Dustin Agahi
Dustin Agahi

Theres a town in Carolina with only 2 residents being sold for $400,000. But nope the rich go for some dirty ass bed...Logic.

Nate Allen
Nate Allen

Some people have nothing better to spend their money on.

Adrian Pop
Adrian Pop

I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

TheFaz
TheFaz User

Art is subjective. As are the things wealthy idiots choose to spend their money on. Modern art is more about marketing than actual art. If you can get enough people to "get it" then you're on your way to riches.

COHockey
COHockey User

80 Rupees for the banana.