Friday, April 17, 2009

What We Need Now

If you live in New York, you've probably seen them in the windows of currently vacant store fronts or graffiti-splashed walls throughout downtown...large stickers in cheerful lettering encouraging passersby to "Enjoy Subprime Lending" (bloggy posted a photo of this one a while back) or "Enjoy Free Market" or "Enjoy Stimulus Package." (I've scoured the blogs and can't find who's responsible for the campaign, although plenty of people have written about it).

Well now comes another effort to cheer you up, should the economy have you down...a website designed to help you turn that Warhol you bought into quick cash: Cash For Your Warhol

We can help you sell your art fast. Our nationwide network of investors has helped lots of art collectors in situations like yours. They can often make you a written offer within hours of contacting us, regardless of economic conditions, and have your problems solved within days.
As reports:
It’s a joke, of course, the work of Boston-based prankster Geoff Hargadon, previously best-known for his parody of Christo and Jean-Claude’s The Gates, consisting of miniature, homemade versions of the duo’s iconic orange structures, a project that was covered in the New York Times and elsewhere (images are still available online at Hargadon describes “Cash for Your Warhol” as “part parody, part experiment, part commentary, part visual gag,” taking as its starting point the ubiquitous “Cash for Your House” signs that have popped up in recession-plagued neighborhoods. He had the signs manufactured by the same Texas-based company that makes the “Cash for Your House” signs, while the decidedly bare-bones website is “pretty much a cut/paste” from a "Cash for Your House" website.
I noted it when the downturn first began and I've witnessed it time and again in the gallery, the most effective means to get through these challenging times is humor.

Whenever things get a little too tense around our neck of the woods, I just show Bambino a funny animal video. His laughter is so infectious that it always cheers me up. Here's one that never fails to reduce him to a giggling puddle for some reason...and that in turn does the same for me.

Happy Friday (it's gonna be a beaut in NYC) everyone!

Labels: art market


Blogger Duncan said...

That little fella's wonderful - as is mum's reaction. Whenever I need a laugh, I just need to watch the "Harley outsourcing" video.

4/17/2009 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Duncan, I can't believe you would post a link to that's unPC that I...

{{I'm sorry, I'm laughing too hard to complete that thought... thanks for the chuckle}}

4/17/2009 10:37:00 AM  
Blogger Cash For Your Warhol said...

Thanks for the love!

- Your friends at Cash For Your Warhol

4/17/2009 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoy Banking

4/17/2009 02:01:00 PM  
Blogger Mery Lynn said...

I guess suggesting that we love our investment bankers (as if I ever had enough money to work WITH them instead of FOR them) is better than having bulls eyes painted on them. Humor ultimately is easier than violence. Less harmful residue to clean up.

If you haven't checked it out already, the Atlanta zoo has a pandacam for observing their baby panda.

4/18/2009 10:58:00 AM  
Blogger Stephen said...

I launched a project recently in this same spirit.

"Drawings Inspired by the Panic of 1837."

4/19/2009 01:45:00 PM  
Blogger highlowbetween said...

I'm sticking with - but cheers to all mentioned

4/19/2009 11:17:00 PM  
Blogger Annie B said...

I think I watched that Panda sneeze 8 times. It gets funnier and funnier. Would love to borrow Bambino sometime for the added giggles. Thanks for the laughs.

4/20/2009 08:46:00 AM  
Blogger Art said...

The Panda just brightened my rainy monday--thanks!

4/20/2009 10:35:00 AM  

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