Being an outsider artist isn’t always easy.
At first Ned’s latest urinal installation, Telephone – Yellow, didn’t attract positive write-ups, certainly not in the magazines that count. But he persisted.
Later an agent started working for him and, despite Ned’s low (invisible) profile, the curators began paying attention.
After a protracted bidding war between MOMA and the Getty, a deal was done, and the piece was duly installed in a place of pride.
Trouble was when Ned tried to call up about his money, he found his phone had been ripped from the wall.
Being a stupid artist isn’t always easy.
Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ weekly 100 word challenge found here.