Edible Conceptual Art : Gold Pills By Tobias Wong And J.A.R.K.

In an era of conspicuous consumption, it’s hard to get a taste of true luxury. Designer Tobias Wong and an artist Ken Courtney (who goes by the moniker Just Another Rich Kid), have produced a work of conceptual art that trumps even the most extravagant shopping spree.

These two capsules are made of 24 karat gold and filled with more of the same. The artists say that these pills will “turn your innermost parts into chambers of wealth”. They are, apparently, actually edible, and although I can’t find any accounts of people actually eating them, rumor is that they will make you poop glitter.

The gold pills are part of the two artists’ INDULGENCES series. According to the artists, “INDULGENCES addressed the creation of and demand for the unnecessary, directly commenting on the ever-expanding market of luxury items in our culture, seven INDULGENCES were created.” The seven pieces in the series include these gold pills, gold-plated swizzle sticks, and gilded drug paraphernalia.

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