2006_4_wholeworld1.jpg

A tipster sent in a link to this picture on Jskrybe's photo stream on Flickr. Below it, he asks: "I know this is based on a work by the British conceptual artist Martin Creed, but why is it here in the West Village (corner of Leroy and Greenwich)? Is it authorized? A copy? What gives?" A little Googling reveals that the work is genuine-- but we still don't understand it. We did the math, and the whole world plus the work DEFINITELY equals the work plus the whole world! Ten points off for failing to balance the right side of the equation. [Related: the original work at London's Tate Gallery.]