Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CONTEST: Win ORIGINAL "Fresh Air," Conceptual Art by James Franco and Praxis

Photo by Matito, under terms of Creative Commons attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.
By now you've probably heard about James Franco's collaboration with conceptual art duo Praxis to create "non-visible art."

Paste Magazine reports that Aimee Davison, a Montreal web producer, social media marketer, model, and actor, shelled out $10,000 to Franco's Kickstarter to purchase "Fresh Air," which the artists describe as:
A unique piece, only this one is for sale. The air you are purchasing is like buying an endless tank of oxygen. No matter where you are, you always have the ability to take a breath of the most delicious, clean-smelling air that the earth can produce. Every breath you take gives you endless peace and health. This artwork is something to carry with you if you own it. Because wherever you are, you can imagine yourself getting the most beautiful taste of air that is from the mountain tops or fields or from the ocean side; it is an endless supply.
If you're anything like us, you probably read this news and thought "What an idiot! Who would pay $10,000 for a piece of invisible, intangible art that's an obvious forgery?" We know this to be a fact, because we, the editors of The Progressive Cinema Scorecard, actually stole the original "Fresh Air" some time ago, replacing it with a rather shoddy facsimile. In the three years since this piece was originally put up for sale, James Franco has broken into the mainstream as a successful artist and this one-of-a-kind piece has skyrocketed in value. Now we're looking to cash in.

Our act of grand larceny can be your windfall, because, for a limited time only you can win this valuable masterpiece. All you have to do is like or share our Facebook status update containing this post, and you will be automatically entered. One entry per like/share, no maximum number of entries. This contest will run for 1 week. The winner will be drawn at random. See contest rules in fine print below!

Prize is NOT a piece of visible art, because art that you can see/feel/otherwise perceive is totally passe and so NOT new media. Winner of the contest will receive a written description of the piece, pretty much the same one that's listed in the body of the post above. a way it's almost like you already have it. But don't tell anyone that, okay? We really need this to promote our blog. We have bills to pay. Okay, thanks, bye.

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