Shopping List Monument, NYC

The Shopping List Monument (aka Memorial), Central Park, NYCThis weird thing is exactly why most of the country hates NYC. What is it supposed to mean? How much did it cost? Was it paid for with public funds? This is art?

All that said, I like it.  In fact I love it.  I caused me to take note, snap a photo, and talk about it here. Then I want so far as to look it up on the internet.  Apparently it’s a work by British artist David Shrigley and it’s called “Memorial.”  It makes me think about what art is, should be, and can be.  I find it relatable and imagine others do too. I know what its supposed to be in a literal sense.  I also like it also because it reminds me that I need to buy ketchup, shelf brackets, and tampons.