snowman by david shrigley. art or not?


David Shrigley: ‘A few years ago I went to St Moritz in Switzerland. I decided to build a non-conformist snowman. When the art collector who owned the hotel saw it he became very excited that I had created an artwork in the grounds of his hotel. I had to explain that it was not an artwork – it was just a snowman. It’s an easy mistake to make’

(via CR blog)

9 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Yes, art is beauty and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    I like the snowman, regardless.
    I host art workshops on the Greek island of Paros–we don’t have one for snowman building, but check out our other offerings at


  2. That you knew it was a non-conformist statement reveals your intention, and you complete the piece here with your cynical denial of its artistic content. Brilliant!

    Reminds me of Calvin’s handiwork:

  3. “Art is beauty” – really? I thought it was a fashion accessory for rich morons.

    David Shrigley knows it is all just a game

  4. You should have charged him for it.

  5. Lol. what a cute lil’ guy. He landed on his head. ow :(

  6. If you like that, you might like other David Shrigley stuff …

  7. haha, what a funny quote….love the snowman.

  8. Yeah, but Dave Shrigley’s an art tart.

  9. snow man revolution ? thinking outside the sphere ? thank you, you and the cynical denial comment made me frown upside down