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Artful prankster creates Google Maps traffic jams by walking a cartful of old phones around Berlin

Mike 137 Silver badge

Re: Weird

Good thinking jason_derp. This has actually been a growing phenomenon for a very long time. Art is art because a particular artist created it. An almost identical piece by an unrecognised person isn't art. That's the entire basis for the art auction market - "a genuine Rembrandt!". It's just got easier to get on the bandwagon as "art" has become simpler to create without needing a high level of technical skill. It's interesting though that what used to be called criminal damage - painting over someone else's walls without permission - is also now art, and in some cases extremely "valuable" art. We have a culture that advocates protest and disruption, and a lot of modern art merely reflects that tendency.

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