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Shopping Cart Art

Residents of Campbelltown, Australia woke on Sunday to find that someone (presumably teenagers) had stacked shopping carts from local stores into a big pyramid outside the train station. This has sparked a debate in the town about the definition of art. Specifically, is the shopping cart pyramid art, or just vandalism? The mayor of Campbelltown, for one, feels that shopping carts (or shopping trolleys, as they say down there) have no legitimate place in art. Carts, he says, "are only to be used to carry groceries from the shops to your car." Links: Macarthur Chronicle, Facebook.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Jul 10, 2012 | Number of Comments: 6
Category: Art
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Mr. Mayor, obviously, has no formal education in the arts, hence he's incapable of grasping the angst and pathos that the artist felt while creating this 21st century masterpiece. LOL LOL LOL LOL
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/10/12 at 08:49 AM
What do the street people of Campbelltown use instead of pushcarts? Especially now that a good number were used for this piece of "art"?
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 07/10/12 at 09:57 AM
I vote vandalism, unless of course, the 'artists' PAID for the carts.
http://www.shopcarriage-trade.com/plastic-shopping-carts.html
http://www.shopcarriage-trade.com/metal-shopping-carts.html
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 07/10/12 at 09:28 PM
I noticed that the "Modern Liquor Store" cart looks suspiciously like the ones used by Bealls of Florida? (clothing store)
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/10/12 at 10:24 PM
I've seen worse art.
Posted by Harvey on 07/11/12 at 12:40 AM
It's live real-time philosophy.
Posted by matt in us on 07/11/12 at 01:55 PM
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