According to Guinness World Records, “knowing the extremes – the biggest, the smallest, the fastest, the most and the least – offers a way of comprehending and digesting an increasingly complex world overloaded with information.”
Which brings me to… Samuel Yates’ Untitled (Minuet in MG).
Materials: MG Midget (1974), steel, paper, plastic, concrete
Dimensions: 15 in. × 26 in. × 65 ft.
The seven-story tall sculpture, made using HON filing cabinets, contains a 1974 MG Midget sportscar that was donated, shredded, steamrolled, photographed, bagged, labeled, numbered, and filed by weight from heaviest to lightest in milligrams (mgs)- an MG in mgs.
The sculpture now holds the Guinness World Record for the “tallest file cabinet on earth,” and the DMV registration for the shredded car filed inside the cabinet officially indicates possession by its owner.
For more information on this sculpture, check out www.samuelyates.com/.