Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Above is "A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter," by artist (and RISD grad) Caleb Larsen. It's currently up for auction on eBay, with a minimum bid of $2500.
So what's in the black box, you ask? Well, a piece of electronics that connects to eBay every week and puts itself up for auction.
Yes, you read that right. It's a self-selling work of art. Indeed, its repeated attempts to sell itself are its artistic content. If you buy "A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter," it will automatically resell itself away from you in seven days' time. And the price could go up, but the price could go down. (Although something tells me that in general, Caleb Larsen's prices will go up.)
Discuss among yourselves.