A glass of water. In 2015, the corridors of ARCO did not talk about anything other than a glass of water. It was a work by the Cuban artist Wilfredo Prieto, for sale for 20,000 euros at the stand from the Spanish gallery Nogueras Blanchard. The composition consisted of a half-filled crystal glass, placed on a small wooden shelf. The critics did not wait. This could have been done by anyone. What’s more, how could something like this be considered art?
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