Another way to reconsider our everyday lives. Five artists learned that Hercules Fancy Grocery was going out of business. On May 20th, 2011 they decided to purchase everything for sale in the store. They made their first stop at the bank where they took out $20,000 in credit card cash advances, put the money in a brown leather briefcase and marched into see Hercules. After laughter and tears they started bringing all the store merchandise to register to begin the 6 hour long checkout procedure. Hercules was left standing in an empty store, with only his cat and cash to pay off his creditors. The five artists have turned the purchased items into art.
Celestial flame enthroned in non-biodegradable plastic. Often regarded as mother earth’s nemesis, this convenient instrument of God is responsible for the creation of many an unstable constellation above crowds at rock concerts.
Limited edition of 10.
This product is for sale on their website for$50.00 http://www.storebuyout.com/products/portable-sun/
Or you could just go ahead and buy the entire receipt for the operation for a mere $18,187.93 (the cost of everything inside of Hercules Fancy Grocery)
The masterminds behind this piece:
Kyle MacDonald (most famously known for trading a red paper clip for a house http://oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com/), Hal Kirkland, Jody Gnant, Gary Lachance and Fiddy.