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

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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 Corita Kent.

Photo Credit: Mikko Kuorinki. Text by Ingmar Bergman.

Photo Credit: Mikko Kuorinki. Text by David Foster Wallace.

Photo Credit: Mikko Kuorinki.

Photo Credit: Mikko Kuorinki. Text by Paul Celan.

Photo Credit: Mikko Kuorinki. Text by Anton Mizerak.

Photo Credit: Mikko Kuorinki. Text by William Shakespeare.

Photo Credit: Mikko Kuorinki. Text by Mitch Hedberg.

Photo Credit: Mikko Kuorinki.

Photo Credit: Mikko Kuorinki. Text by John Berryman.

Photo Credit: Mikko Kuorinki.

Photo Credit: Mikko Kuorinki.

Photo Credit: Mikko Kuorinki. Text by Marshall Berman.

Photo Credit: Mikko Kuorinki.

Photo Credit: Mikko Kuorinki.