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Mikko Kuorinki Elevates the “Quote of the Day” to High Art

Did you ever think you’d see the Mitch Hedberg quote “My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them” displayed in a museum? The late comedian’s joke made its fine-art debut in Wall Piece with 200 Letters, a project that found artist Mikko Kuorinki posting short phrases by a variety of writers on the wall of Finland’s Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, switching out her quotes every week for ten months. Click through to see which pieces you recognize, and visit Kuorinki’s website for more of her work.

Photo Credit: Mikko Kuorinki. Text by Joe Brainard.

Photo Credit: Mikko Kuorinki. Text by Joe Brainard.

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