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How to make a $160,000 work of art for $1.00

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Inspired by this article I found today.

Hey guys, do you want to make a piece of art that could potentially be worth thousands of dollars? Well, now you can, with a dollar and about three minutes worth of your time. You can, in fact, create your own highly profitable work of art that will grace the floors of galleries in Switzerland, to be marveled at by rich-millionaire types that will throw a hundred grand at you in a second to take a piece of your "high concept" art. 
 
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Step 1: Materials

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There's four things you need to create a masterpiece.

-A permanent marker
-Shipping stickers (Available for free at your local post office)
-A flat surface (Also free, available on any 2 or 3 dimensional object.)
-An idea you can put into words (Free as well, available in your brain.)

Step 2: Create your masterpiece

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Once you have figured out an idea, write it down on the shipping label with your permanent marker. Be sure it's bold and legible, so people can thoroughly appreciate the genius of your idea.

For this example, I have decided to make a homage to Lawrence Weiner's work, who's idea inspired me to create this instructable. Note how I do not use the parenthesis to bookend the phrase "Set down in the groove", I do not want any accusations of copying his idea word for word, because lord knows I couldn't afford the 160,000 dollars for the right to use it. Nonetheless, if you are in need for inspiration, allow me to tick off some ideas, free of charge.

Two midgets riding motorcycles
(While juggling chainsaws)

Angry mob made entirely of penguins.

Sentient Victorian dolls.

Spider man fighting Cthulhu.
 
ilpug2 years ago
The postal sticker thing has been around for ages, but this is a new twist!
sueman22 years ago
4-chan + rule 1 & 2
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( )
sueman2 sueman22 years ago
the () was suppose to be on either end, so to make it looks cooler

4-chan + rule 1 & 2
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(_______________ )

but without the lines in the "()"
PS1183 years ago
Ha ha! This is awesome!

Shipping stickers... free.
Putting snooty, self-congratulatory elitists in their place... priceless.
caitlinsdad3 years ago
Tourists in NYC looking up
(while publishing Instructables)

Nice!
Oliveman (author)  caitlinsdad3 years ago
Thanks :)
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