• Art as Commodity

    by  • 7/22/2008 • art, life • 0 Comments

    I don’t think that there is anything transcendental in my painting; well, not for the viewer, at least. If it’s pleasing to the eye, the mind, or on some other level (I haven’t heard them make any sounds…), then that’s all that’s meant to be. I just make the things to make them, and the transfer of ownership is secondary. I’d be happy to be able to live simply off the proceeds from the sale of the work, and don’t really attach any deep meaning to any piece.


    As such, I’ve been attracted to the Art Vending Machine projects that I have seen pop up in a variety of locations. I keep thinking of ways to bend my products to the limitations placed by the vending machine formats, and I may have a couple interesting, yet cheap enough to produce that I won’t lose money…


    Distroboto in Montreal, QC vends works up to 4″ x 3-3/8″ x 5/8″, and all artists will receive $1.75 per item sold.


    Art-o-mat in Winston-Salem NC (potential irony) takes pieces up to 2 1/8″ x 3 1/4″ x 7/8″


    Artmoney doesn’t involve vending machines, but it’s about commodity none the less. Really making money… size: 12×18 cm (4 3/4 x 7 inches)



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