An artwork involving a McDonald’s pickle thrown on the ceiling of an art gallery in New Zealand is currently on sale for NZ$10,000 (US$6,000).
The piece, titled “Pickle”, was created by Australian artist Matthew Griffin and is on display at the Michael Lett Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand.
Griffin had taken the pickle from a McDonald’s cheeseburger and flung it onto the ceiling of the gallery, where it remained stuck to the ceiling without any additional glues or sauces, according to the Guardian.
The piece is priced at NZ$10,000 (US$6190).
The buyer will also have to pay another NZ$4.44 (US$2.75) for an additional cheeseburger and will be given instructions on how to recreate the artwork in their own space, according to the Guardian.
“People don’t have to think it’s art if they don’t want to. Anything can be an artwork, but not everything is,” Ryan Moore, the director of Fine Arts, Sydney, which represents Griffin, said. “That’s often part of the point. Meaning and value are things that we as humans create together – in art or any other part of life.”