I see a lot of people who have problems with discerning the difference between the categories of art. So what is the difference?
If you search for the definition of fine art on Google or other search sites this is what you will get:
Mounted on a length of narrow steel rod supported by a splayed tripod of three narrow steel legs, Stop It presents a hand-made copy of the ubiquitous road sign ‘STOP’. Like the traditional sign that it imitates, Shrigley’s version is made of white lettering on a red octagon with a narrow border of white around the edges. However, below the word ‘STOP’, the artist has added the word ‘IT’ in smaller script, completely changing the tone of the command. The reduction in the scale of the letters ‘it’ means that the second line is not immediately readable and from a distance the sculpture appears merely a quirky artist’s version of the sign. However, once the second word becomes visible, the sign’s neutral authority is reduced to an absurd and unexpectedly personal level. The command ‘stop it’ is one normally only made to a member of one’s intimate circle – a family member, a partner, lover or, in an extreme situation, possibly a friend, and so the words immediately give the sculpture a personal voice. Referring to his use of text in his work, Shrigley has commented:
I like the fact that you can take a tiny piece of conversation, or the way somebody describes something, and use it as a quote. It can seem somehow absurd or profound whereas within the context in which it was said, it was probably just a normal piece of communication. I like the fact that you’re always guessing at the context in which it was played.
(Quoted in mono.kultur, p.16.)