Friday I received my very own painting from the onethousandpaintings.com project. I purchased it a few months ago and it finally arrived. To me, this is a great collector’s piece and a small fragmet of Internet history or “old Internet lore” as I’m sure we’ll all call it in a few years.


The number holds a certain significance, but I’ll keep that private. The painting itself is very well done and now adorns the wall above my desk. The project is a rather fascinating blend of art, economics, internet hype, mathematics, and scarcity theory (I’ll pretend such a theory exists). Seems the 700′s are quite popular in this project.

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Duder August 29, 2006 at 11:45 am

Nice number, dorkman. I should fly down there right now and smack you in the face. Its fun to read your post out loud in a snooty Nox Herringtonesque voice, “its a rather fascinating blend of art, economics…”, blah blah blah. What is the significance? Is that your best Dundgeons and Dragons score?

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Markus August 29, 2006 at 11:53 am

No, it’s the number of bags you have to sell to make a dollar in profit off bagovino.com

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Duder August 29, 2006 at 5:15 pm

You’re missing a few zeroes then.

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Drops September 18, 2006 at 8:06 am

Did you also hear about http://www.doyouhaveaminute.ch? There you can get your own minute as a papercut. What do you think, would you also find a relation between a time and a experience?

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Artist said September 18, 2006 at 7:05 pm

what a s**t you are doing to buy s**t like this.
oh my god, i will never understand how stupid one can be !

The better idea would be to show fotos of poor african children and you
can choose to buy a face like this and the money gets to the face you bought.
That would be a Project !

But what you have bought is money for NO CONCEPT, nothing !!!
Meaning you bought art and now you are a part of art, oh man how stupid !
Thats exactly the problem of our society, mass people buying for a mass hype, nothing more. And never think about what the author of this work thought. Oh man, oh no !!!
Do you truly mean you are all little Warhols ? oh my god.

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Raphael September 21, 2006 at 9:43 am

Hallo everybody,
the project of Sala is very exciting and I like it! Congratulation Markus to your number.

…and Artist, – I think you have a reason to visit http://www.180artlines.com

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JaneG June 7, 2008 at 4:21 am

There is a Date Art artist who paints beautiful black & white paintings (only one of each date exists) and I think its something like 10% that does actually go to charity. The date 1st January 2008 and the 31st December 2008 are not yet sold but are expected to fetch quite a lot and every penny from these two paintings is going to charity. Not sure wht price they are. Other dates are about 800euros, but event dates like halloween and easter and Christmas selling for a couple of thousand. The Christmas date should sell for charity also as I think It would sell for a few thousand!

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