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Is The Giant Sydney Milk Crate A Giant Copycat?

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Yesterday, Sydney's Lord Mayor Clover Moore announced plans for new, million-dollar art installations in Sydney's CBD.

#onair- Lord Mayor @CloverMoore about the proposed artworks for Sydney "It's fantastic everyone's talking about art"

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#onair- Lord Mayor @CloverMoore about the proposed artworks for Sydney

"It's fantastic everyone's talking about art"

8:30 AM - 30 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

One of these planned installation was a gigantic bright blue milk crate.

Why is everyone going on about the space noodle but not the milk crate? http://t.co/xH7zHWN18R

Ben Harris-Roxas@ben_hr

Why is everyone going on about the space noodle but not the milk crate? http://t.co/xH7zHWN18R

9:40 AM - 30 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

At the time, the milk crate received less attention than the other planned "Spacenoodle" installation.

big milk crate is more of a melbourne thing

However, controversy has recently erupted as artist Jarrad Kennedy brought this to everyone's attention:

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The post has since been edited, with Jarrad originally citing the price of his own sculpture at $5,000.

Quick maths that's only............$2495000 less!

Quick maths that's only............$2495000 less!

Facebook users were quick to give their opinions on the whole thing.

Whilst some have pointed out the irony in the whole thing:

Surely the fact that the milk crate idea is stolen is the whole point.

Jon Kudelka@jonkudelka

Surely the fact that the milk crate idea is stolen is the whole point.

12:38 PM - 30 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

What do you think?

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BuzzFeed has reached out to Jarrad Kennedy for comment.