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(Yahoo)   1,000 Andy Warhol sketches to be sold for $250 each. But there's just one small catch. Don't be fooled by the picture, it's not just the cartoon nudity   (news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2021-10-27 7:39:25 PM  
That's not much cartoon nudity for $250.  Especially when you consider sites like oglaf are free.
 
2021-10-27 7:41:24 PM  
If they really want to channel Warhol, they should allow each buyer to pose with the original for 15 minutes.
 
2021-10-27 7:49:46 PM  
I've got a Warhol forgery in my cupboard.

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2021-10-27 7:50:01 PM  
So you are wagering $250 on a game of chance with a 1/1000 chance to get $20,000?

Pretty sure the lottery has a much better expected payout than that. Or any slot machine.
 
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2021-10-27 7:51:32 PM  
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HAH! They are all fakes!
 
2021-10-27 7:56:06 PM  
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2021-10-27 7:57:20 PM  
This is the latest artistic concept released by Brooklyn-based collective MSCHF, known for its provocative and viral creations.

Screw this job thing, I want to get in on this action.
 
2021-10-27 7:57:46 PM  
I'm going to buy them all, scan them, and sell NFTs of them for twice the price.

The fact that NFTs have sold for X proves they are valuable. Bitcoin pushers told me so.
 
2021-10-27 7:58:04 PM  

dywed88: So you are wagering $250 on a game of chance with a 1/1000 chance to get $20,000?

Pretty sure the lottery has a much better expected payout than that. Or any slot machine.


The intent was that the forgeries are made well enough that the original is now worthless since they cannot be differentiated.
 
2021-10-27 7:58:38 PM  
Cartoon porn you say?

I know someone who'll be interested.

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2021-10-27 7:59:11 PM  

SumoJeb: dywed88: So you are wagering $250 on a game of chance with a 1/1000 chance to get $20,000?

Pretty sure the lottery has a much better expected payout than that. Or any slot machine.

The intent was that the forgeries are made well enough that the original is now worthless since they cannot be differentiated.


Maybe for a buck.  At $250 you gotta give me all 1,000 or something.
 
2021-10-27 7:59:57 PM  

Archie Goodwin: I've got a Warhol forgery in my cupboard.

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That is a riot weapon. Didn't you listen to Trump  during the George Floyd riots?
 
2021-10-27 8:01:31 PM  

dywed88: So you are wagering $250 on a game of chance with a 1/1000 chance to get $20,000?

Pretty sure the lottery has a much better expected payout than that. Or any slot machine.


It's a fund-raising drive cloaked in a game, that's all.  Nothing new about that at all
 
2021-10-27 8:02:39 PM  
Buy them all. Film yourself burning them all, one at a time. Sell the film as an NFT. Burn the film.
 
2021-10-27 8:06:47 PM  
It's called a raffle and it's been around for hundreds if not thousands of years.
 
2021-10-27 8:09:58 PM  
Just watch the homeless looking guys. They can spot a fake 10 miles away.
 
2021-10-27 8:10:48 PM  
Artwork is the original NFT.
The only reason anyone wants it, is to sell it to somebody else.
 
2021-10-27 8:11:12 PM  
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grabbed the wrong pic but i'll keep it
 
2021-10-27 8:11:45 PM  
You can
1. Go outside and look for oddly suggestive cloud shapes then post pictures of them to your Imgur account.
2. Send me $250.
3. Call it an art project.
 
2021-10-27 8:16:22 PM  

Archie Goodwin: I've got a Warhol forgery in my cupboard.

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What's grey and comes in a red & white 55 gallon drum?
 
2021-10-27 8:25:21 PM  
Man what a deal that is for them... $250,000 in for only $20,000 + the cost of xeroxing the original 999 times going out.  I picked the wrong career.
 
2021-10-27 8:26:53 PM  

Begoggle: Artwork is the original NFT.
The only reason anyone wants it, is to sell it to somebody else.


here's mine. asking $40k.

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/if any of you copy that I'LL SIC MY ATTORNEY ON YOU I SWEAR TO NFT
 
2021-10-27 8:28:05 PM  
Forgerers are good artists too. $250 is a fair deal for good art.
 
2021-10-27 8:28:10 PM  

Begoggle: Artwork is the original NFT.
The only reason anyone wants it, is to sell it to somebody else.


That's the reason idiots want it. I want it to put on my wall (or whatever) to look at, because it brings me pleasure.

/Not a collector
//Not rich enough
///Nice art is still nice
 
2021-10-27 8:34:15 PM  
People still like Warhol?
 
2021-10-27 8:36:08 PM  
Meh. It's an art raffle. You have a 1 in 1,000 chance of winning, and your raffle ticket is also the prize.

That assumes that the person running the raffle is honest - for all you know, all of you are gonna get a fake, and they could very well claim that the profound disappointment and open fraud was really a bit of performance art, and that now the raffle tickets are really all individual pieces of art, each worth far more than the price of admission, so what's the harm, really?

Yeah. I'll pass.
 
2021-10-27 8:46:06 PM  
Wouldn't Warhol be proud?

I thought Warhol's theme was that art had become a commodity with people purchasing it for style and color rather than because they liked it's message?

Fark art critics, chime in, I'm not an expert.
 
2021-10-27 8:48:04 PM  
Just imagine what they would be worth if 10% was going to the big guy.

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2021-10-27 8:50:40 PM  

Glorious Golden Ass: Wouldn't Warhol be proud?

I thought Warhol's theme was that art had become a commodity with people purchasing it for style and color rather than because they liked it's message?

Fark art critics, chime in, I'm not an expert.


Caravaggio painted Jesus pictures to fund his whoring. Apparently they all did.

Art as a commodity is nothing new.
 
2021-10-27 8:50:47 PM  

Glorious Golden Ass: Wouldn't Warhol be proud?


So proud, he'd pay someone else to beam.
 
2021-10-27 8:51:18 PM  

Katwang: Archie Goodwin: I've got a Warhol forgery in my cupboard.

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That is a riot weapon. Didn't you listen to Trump  during the George Floyd riots?


After that comment, I changed my Facebook profile to list my job title as "Antifa Munitions Research and Development" for the Campbell's company.
 
2021-10-27 8:54:58 PM  

Diagonal: Archie Goodwin: I've got a Warhol forgery in my cupboard.

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What's grey and comes in a red & white 55 gallon drum?


I have a feeling I'd be afraid to ask.
 
2021-10-27 9:11:28 PM  

Diagonal: Archie Goodwin: I've got a Warhol forgery in my cupboard.

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What's grey and comes in a red & white 55 gallon drum?


A perverted elephant?
 
2021-10-27 9:19:19 PM  

SumoJeb: dywed88: So you are wagering $250 on a game of chance with a 1/1000 chance to get $20,000?

Pretty sure the lottery has a much better expected payout than that. Or any slot machine.

The intent was that the forgeries are made well enough that the original is now worthless since they cannot be differentiated.


Not only that, because this is a concept from an artistic collective, the forgeries themselves aren't going to be worthless either. Even if they do identify the real one from the fake ones, the fake ones aren't going to be worthless.

There's the small possibility that the fakes might even end up making money.

It's a clever stunt all round.
 
2021-10-27 9:45:36 PM  

Glorious Golden Ass: Wouldn't Warhol be proud?

I thought Warhol's theme was that art had become a commodity with people purchasing it for style and color rather than because they liked it's message?

Fark art critics, chime in, I'm not an expert.


Warhol's main business model was selling copies of a (often cr*ppy) original.
 
2021-10-27 9:47:17 PM  

Archie Goodwin: Diagonal: Archie Goodwin: I've got a Warhol forgery in my cupboard.

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What's grey and comes in a red & white 55 gallon drum?

I have a feeling I'd be afraid to ask.


Admiral Nelson?
 
2021-10-27 10:39:11 PM  
It's like going to a whorehouse, and one girl has herpes.
 
2021-10-27 10:54:25 PM  
The art collective used a complex process to generate the forgeries involving a precise machine-generated replication on paper and aging the paper to match the original. The artists then mixed the hundreds of copies in a pile with the authentic sketch and put a thousand of them online for sale.

So they want to know if people can tell the difference between a digital image of a drawing and a digital image of a digital image of a drawing?

"Ubiquity is the darkness in which novelty and the avant-garde die their truest deaths. More than slashed canvas or burned pages, democratization of access or ownership destroys any work premised on exclusivity," says MSCHF on its site.

But the only reason people are paying $250 if for the 0.1 percent chance of owning the $20,000 original. I fail to see how that subverts the idea of the excessive value of the original work of art. Liberating the working class by swindling the working class smells more of the Mafia than of Marx.
 
2021-10-27 11:02:54 PM  

ansius: SumoJeb: dywed88: So you are wagering $250 on a game of chance with a 1/1000 chance to get $20,000?

Pretty sure the lottery has a much better expected payout than that. Or any slot machine.

The intent was that the forgeries are made well enough that the original is now worthless since they cannot be differentiated.

Not only that, because this is a concept from an artistic collective, the forgeries themselves aren't going to be worthless either. Even if they do identify the real one from the fake ones, the fake ones aren't going to be worthless.

There's the small possibility that the fakes might even end up making money.

It's a clever stunt all round.


If it was presented as a simple raffle for some organization then I wouldn't think twice.

But the way it is presented just makes it feel a bit "sketchy"
 
2021-10-28 3:28:07 AM  

Thosw: Diagonal: Archie Goodwin: I've got a Warhol forgery in my cupboard.

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What's grey and comes in a red & white 55 gallon drum?

A perverted elephant?



Campbell's Cream of Elephant Soup.
 
2021-10-28 7:10:44 AM  

ChrisDe: It's like going to a whorehouse, and one girl has herpes.


To correct your example, it's like going to a whorehouse in only one girl does not have herpes
 
2021-10-28 7:42:02 AM  

oldweasel: ChrisDe: It's like going to a whorehouse, and one girl has herpes.

To correct your example, it's like going to a whorehouse in only one girl does not have herpes


It's more like going to one of 1000 houses and only one has a sex worker.
 
2021-10-28 8:00:44 AM  
999? Are they happy haunts as well?
 
2021-10-28 10:46:14 AM  

dywed88: So you are wagering $250 on a game of chance with a 1/1000 chance to get $20,000?

Pretty sure the lottery has a much better expected payout than that. Or any slot machine.


They're making a pretty penny off of it too.  Sell a $20,000 sketch, and 998 $20 copies for $249,750.  Net profit of $209,790 over the estimated value of the objects their selling.  What a ripoff.
 
2021-10-28 11:16:49 AM  
 
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