Christie’s Selling “Shitty” Gannett Art By Barry McGee

September 19, 2014 | Sophie Weiner

Artist Barry McGee also known as TWIST in graffiti circles, has been working his way up through the art world so it comes as no surprise that a drawing of his is on sale at Christie’s. The drawing features a bottle label on which a man poops out the letter “G” to begin the word Gannett, below which is written “Bottled Shit.” Gannett is a media holdings company which owns USA Today and others, which McGee portrays as corrupt and oppressive in the text below.

“Hey! Gannett gives a shit,” his inscription reads. “Hi, we’re Gannett money mongers and as you know, these damn tagbangers have been taking from you, and us, our lovely, honest advertisement posters.” It goes on to accuse Gannett of promoting ads that degrade women and encourage addiction to alcohol and tobacco.

Christie’s estimates that the piece will sell for $8,000-$12,000. Trollolol. (Image: Christie’s)