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December 27, 2007

Wants For Sale

samples from Wants For Sale

You and I are greedy, superficial people. And because of that, we want all sorts of material possessions. So do a couple of artists named Christine Santora and Justin Gignac. They create acrylic paintings of things they want, and then sell the paintings for the exact cost of their object of desire. For instance, their painting of an iPhone went for $432.42, their painting of a slice of pepperoni pizza cost three bucks.

Their website, Wants For Sale, has the full catalog of their paintings...both the ones that have been bought and therefore gave the couple the cash to sate some of their desires...as well as ones still to be purchased.

This concept was probably inspired by the brilliant conceptual art of J. S. G. Boggs, who drew meticulously detailed copies of paper money and then attempts to spend those copies at their face value, an act that has caused him to be brought up on counterfeiting charges in several countries.

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at December 27, 2007 06:04 PM