Shock Value

Sold for 124,000 Euro at Sotheby's in 2007

Sold for £97,250 at Sotheby's in 2008.

Shock Art, Shock Value and the Shock of the New

People want new shit, not the same old shit. It’s not enough to be shocking, you have to be the first. The first shock. The first shock wave. The big bang. The first to do something. The first to see something. The first to hear something. The first to smell something. The first to taste something. The first to touch something. The first to eat something. The first to feel something. The first to experience something. The first to know something. The first to say something. The first to write something. The first to draw something. The first to produce something. The first to be something. The First!

(Be the first to eat shit? It’s been done both on and off-camera.)

Be First! Be The First!

It’s all about you and your audience’s first and most memorable time. Audiences everywhere demand to be entertained, not just sophisticated art audiences. Without the right stimulation, audiences quickly become jaded, bored and lose interest. And much of that right stimulation comes from money and being first. Being the first to make money at something in a big way, for example. Being number one on the list of wealthiest artists. Being number one on the list of most valuable art works in the world.

Monetary Stimulation / Monetary Stimulus / Stimulus Package

Shock creates attention. Attention creates value. Value creates meaning. Meaning creates attention. Shocking meanings create more attention…

Shock and Awe

Money Creates Taste

"Money Creates Taste" for $1,500

~ Joy (eat me) Rip

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