LIES I HAVE TOLD: BUT IS IT ART?

by Keef Rutledge on April 4, 2012

Halfway through a particularly brutal absinthe binge, I became convinced that I was the best hopscotch player the world had ever seen. I cajoled a piece of chalk from the barman and wobbled out into the street, still holding my absinthe tallboy, to draw a court on the sidewalk. Four hours later I’d attracted a crowd of abstract art fans, one of whom paid me half a million dollars (and untold fees to the city) and pried up the sidewalk with a backhoe. I understand it sits on the wall above his “West Elm” beige corduroy sofa.

(Keef Rutledge lives in Austin and can be seen at www.keef.org.)

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