2015 For What It’s Worth

Contemporary art is driven by its success in a consumer-based society. In other words, it’s worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. That’s fine. However, there is a growing amount of art that has no resale value. It is immaterial, it is ephemeral, its value will not grow over time. This is an example of a work of art that exists only as value. The complexity and intricacy of the work grows with every contribution. It is a literal painting of its monetary worth and provided as an overlay over established work of historical and monetary worth.