On a utterly unrelated note, some French guy tried to break an old urinal with a hammer. I find the assault thoroughly uninteresting, but am deeply dismayed that:
A 2004 poll of 500 arts figures ranked "Fountain" [the aforementioned urinal] as the most influential work of modern art - ahead of Pablo Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon," Andy Warhol's screen prints of Marilyn Monroe and "Guernica," Picasso's depiction of war's devastation.
"Fountain" is estimated at $3.6 million.
That is truly pathetic. Modern art is a joke, apparently, and the joke's on us.