1. bought an Andy Warhol drawing for $20,000.
2. made 999 high-quality forgeries.
3. shuffled them.
4. sold each of the 1000 drawings for $250.
You might get the original $20,000 Warhol, but you’ll never know. This hurts my brain and I'm loving it!
It's a reasonable price for common art. No lottery. Nobody is ripped off. The artist profits hugely, yet gives away a unique item far below market value, but its receiver won't know.
It challenges our value system in very Warhol-way.
@krinkle not just one person, the MSCHF app has lots of fun marketing/consumerism projects, I got the Kill Pills (they were only $20)
@krinkle its really funny, but i think the tiny bit of context that "MSCHF" isnt an artist but a marketing agency is somewhat important to remind people of
@deletescape @krinkle the source for anyone else skeptical https://www.campaignlive.com/article/campaign-close-up-mschf-founder-gabriel-whaley/1583477
@krinkle The actual artist is Andy Warhol, the rest isn't art, it's using a copy machine and speculation on the demand of an art item in potentially high demand.
This so-called "artist" wouldn't have copied and/or sold _my_ drawing for $250 each. Or yours. Pretty boring i might say.
@krinkle Yes, it points out the ridiculous nature of value and how people with money can rig the system to increase their wealth. Simple and poignant.
"As of January 2020, MSCHF was reported to have received $11.5 million USD in funding."
Definitely neat but definitely not the work of some lonesome independent artist, they're a quasi marketing agency
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