The most expensive piece of “art” ever sold by a living artist is metallic Balloon Dog (orange) by Jeff Koons of NYC (sold by Christies Nov 2013).
“Art is art. Everything else is everything else”. — Ad Reinhardt
IMO this qualifies as everything else…Hype Hype Hype EE 965. Puzzling EE 467. Banal EE 56734.