All the cool kids are in Miami this week at Art Basel, the annual exhibitor’s extravaganza for the international art crowd. Among the pieces on display is a food stamp table.

The work of art by minimalist artist Meg Webster is quite literally called “Food Stamp Table 2013.” It’s a wood table displaying $4.60 worth of food, including a pack of Ramen noodles, an egg and a broccoli spear. The piece is going for $12,000, according to unimpressed arts blogger Paddy Johnson.

Reached by phone today, the Paula Cooper Gallery, which represents Webster, wouldn’t confirm the sale price of “Food Stamp Table,”—but did say that there was talk of possibly donating the proceeds to a soup kitchen.

(h/t Art F City)

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