An internet link button that warns you not to click it.
Text based artwork or cartoon.
Artwork titled: “I told you not to click it, you idiot!”
The artwork is designed specifically to appear on internet image searches.
It is drawn specifically for how it will look when it appears in internet image searches such as by using Google image search. The idea is that the display of images on an image search page is a form of exhibition in an art gallery, and this cartoon is a humorous ‘intervention’ in the exhibition.
The cartoon was drawn (some time ago) in a style that looks a bit like a piece of David Shrigley art work, and because David Shrigley has a major exhibition of his work, Brain Activity, at the Hayward Gallery at the time of uploading this image (February 2012) I thought it would be an appropriate time to display the drawing so that it may appear on image search pages that display artwork by David Shrigley (because David Shrigley is mentioned several times in this explanation).
The name of the artwork – “I told you not to click it, you idiot!” – refers to the fact that people will click on it because they have been told not to. Part of the humour is that by clicking on the image they will end up on a site that they (probably) didn’t particularly want to go to. Well, they were warned!