Wednesday, June 22, 2005

The price of art.

A bar of soap, made from fat liposuctioned from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, auctioned in Basel: 15,000 euros ($18,000).

Three paintings by a chimpanzee, auctioned in London: £14,400 ($25,620).

Michael Jackson popping out of the toaster, auctioned on eBay ... we shall see.

Note: The Jackson toast may have additional value as a religious artifact.
Fans who are selling the toast claim the items are not faked and popped out of their toasters before or during the verdicts. Other slices of toast with slogans such as "not guilty" have also appeared on the website... [one] vendor said a slice of toast with "not guilty" written on it popped up just before the verdicts.
I'm not going to even begin to think about the implications of that.