25-Oct-2015 (Sun) Wherein we have been recontextualized.

Apparently this photograph of one of our ATMs is hanging on the wall of a gallery on Valencia, and can be yours for only $135:

Now at first I thought that was pretty funny. I mean, not as funny as that guy who hung up unaltered copies of other peoples' Instagram photos and sold them for $100,000 each, but still pretty funny. But then I noticed the title that the (let's say) artist had given this photo: "Irony is Dead."

Seriously? Seriously? Dead? What the hell are you talking about? That is irony at it's MOST LIVELY, my friend. I think even Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke would agree.

I hope someone takes a screen shot of this blog post and puts a frame around it. I'll bet you could get $136 for that. I mean, depending on the quality of the frame, obviously.

11 Responses:

  1. Jim Sweeney says:

    I'm having a hard time deciding which is lamer -- that some dimwit thought that taking this photo was "art," (or even "their" art, or $135 "art") or that some other dimwit hung it up in their gallery and kept a straight face while affixing the price-tag to it.

  2. John Adams says:

    You should send him a cease and desist over your "Art."

  3. PJ says:

    ...but we all know Alanis Morissette is the arbiter of all things ironic.

  4. Thomas Lord says:

    yours for only $135

    The focus looks pretty good and the machine is nearly centered in the frame.

  5. Daniel Tovar says:

    Maybe the title is meant to be ironic?

  6. MattyJ says:

    Not worth $135 unless the artist includes the receipt (original) documenting their purchases from DNA Pizza on the day this photo was taken.

  7. James says:

    I want one with the screen background which says "Warning: massive deflation risk! Massive spending increases indicated. Comply or risk economic devastation."

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