Photo: Paddy Johnson/ArtFCity
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 3:11 PM EST
Tags:  Art, Food Stamps, SNAP

All the cool kids are in Miami this week at Art Basel, the annual exhibitor's extravaganza for the international art crowd. Among the pieces on display is a food stamp table.

The work of art by minimalist artist Meg Webster is quite literally called "Food Stamp Table 2013." It's a wood table displaying $4.60 worth of food, including a pack of Ramen noodles, an egg and a broccoli spear. The piece is going for $12,000, according to unimpressed arts blogger Paddy Johnson.

Reached by phone today, the Paula Cooper Gallery, which represents Webster, wouldn't confirm the sale price of "Food Stamp Table,"--but did say that there was talk of possibly donating the proceeds to a soup kitchen.

(h/t Art F City)