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An artist:

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 I love good art fuckery. NFTs are the worst in art fuckery. This is the best.

@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

@krinkle
nice name, nice thing to do
but it’s also really ugly damn

@krinkle i refer to my previous shitpost about i should have learned to optimally scam people instead :facepalm_cirno:

@krinkle Too bad it's sold out, I would have bought one and put it in my son's room. 😄

@krinkle

That is wonderful. ♥. In the world of digital art, we call that “Tuesday”.

At least before NFTs threatened to muck it all up.

https://idiomdrottning.org/mittens

@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.

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"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

@krinkle I like this blend of art and probability calculus.

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