There are some classic stories associated with the theme, mostly involving Josef Beuys, a leading German modern artist.
One of his works, an Objet trouvé featuring a grimy bathtub filled with bandages and plasters, was in storage in an art museum in Leverkusen prior to an exhibition where it was discovered in 1973 by 2 women from the local branch of the SPD political party looking for a suitable receptacle in which to rinse glasses after a party.
Duly emptied and scrubbed clean, it cost the city DM40,000 in damages….
A similar fate awaited his iconic Fettecke – Fat Corner – which is/was (you’ve guessed it) the corner of a room accurately filled with butter.
Duly removed by the janitor at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf in 1986.
These fridge stickers from Sticky Jam won’t put you out by that much, though.
A mere €3.50.
So affordable, in fact that I think I shall invest in