This McDonald's pickle may be the most ridiculous artwork yet

McDonalds pickle art
(Image credit: Fine Arts, Sydney)

When I was at high school, a group of kids used to take great delight in trying to get items from their lunch to stick to the cafeteria ceiling. Neither they nor the unamused teachers and school cleaners had any inkling that they were creating art, but art they were creating, it seems. A gallery in New Zealand is currently displaying what is a new landmark in readymade art: a pickle from a McDonald’s cheeseburger stuck to its pristine white ceiling.

The name of this masterpiece? 'Pickle', of course. Why complicate things? The piece on display in a group show at Auckland’s Michael Lett Gallery and has been valued at NZ$10,000 ($6,200). A good reason not to hold the pickle next time you visit Maccie Ds. Looking for how to promote your own art? See our guide to the best places to sell art online. Just make sure you package it well if you're shipping pickles.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.