RND/ Given that apparently everything in the known, violently circumscribed monoverse of Capitalism comes with a price tag (ie. rational, materialist quantification), freelance amateur postmodern internet theorist ‘Robert What’ now also prices the hyperreal Capitalist concept of “Worth”:
This conceptually artistic scenario is symbolically portrayed via the following painterly ode to Jean-Paul Riopelle – which, along with everything else on this site is Free, as in Cost / Libre: No Licence, No Copyright, Maximum R&D.
A large version of image above is available here: Robert What, Digital Conceptual Art: “Pricing The Capitalist Concept Of Worth” ($63.7M) large.zip (7680×11520, 55.1MB)
It’s said – mostly by Economists and their apologists – that “Idea’s are worthless; only the execution counts.” Expanding upon this dubious notion, one could state that it’s the very idea of Worth that needs executing. Robert What therefore puts the notion of “Cost” at US$63.7 Million – an equally absurdist calculation based on two numeric factors:
- $63.7 Billion: The growth of the Global Capitalist Art Market (Artsy)
- 0.1%: The percentage of those who have boosted their wealth by as much as the world’s poorest half (Guardian)
Rich Patrons wishing to actively symbolically demonstrate “Pricing the notion of Cost” may now purchase what is now to be know as ‘Capitalism’s Most Expensive Conceptual Artwork’. Please contact robertwhat [at sitename dot com] today to discuss money transfer details, and thereby help Rob set up some kind of visionary Art Collective Tech Startup.
Note that as Robert becomes a fully funded artist, his his cultural standing as an artist is automatically legitimized within the Global Art Economy – thereby increasing both his current and future ‘worth’ within the ideological system of Finance.
Do check out other similar conceptualisms on this site, consider them carefully, and – if you can afford it – pay Robert What the ‘Ideal / Idealized’ price for their ‘art (as) work’.
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