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March 19, 2006 8:32 AM   Subscribe

Money on the Wall: PostMichael McKeeism meticulously perfects the art-form that Warhol dreamed of, The Who toyed with, and and others are desperate to avoid. Transactionism is an observation of art, the artist/patron relationship, and our own values, such as they are.
posted by hermitosis (7 comments total)
meticulously perfects the art-form

Pepsi Art-Blue?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:19 AM on March 19, 2006

My first post. And first posting typo.
posted by hermitosis at 10:12 AM on March 19, 2006

The thing about only one copy being made... couldn't you just scan it, put it on the Internet? I mean, you bought it, right?
posted by Meatbomb at 10:22 AM on March 19, 2006

I like Warhol's "Money on the Wall" story as told in your link, but at least he was making art while making the statement. McKeeism photographies are not very interesting, even if the idea is.

And the other links are about advertising, which is a whole different story than just art and money.
posted by bru at 10:31 AM on March 19, 2006

The other links are not just about advertising: they refer to varying degrees of artist/patron relationships, and examples of people selling themselves for money and/or attention.

There are plenty of other (and perhaps better) examples I could have found, but mostly I wanted to present the Transactionism site as a thoughtful response to all this, which is interesting to me on more than just an ironic level.
posted by hermitosis at 12:42 PM on March 19, 2006

Not Pepsi Blue: as seen at Bard's new show, which I have no connection to.
posted by hermitosis at 5:07 PM on March 19, 2006

Nice post hermitosis. I actually think the pictures are pretty good, albeit beholden to the concept. Fun stuff.
posted by bardic at 5:27 PM on March 19, 2006

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