Friday, June 02, 2006

Problem: One thousand paintings and counting.

Sala is a young artist living in Zurich. He paints 1,000 paintings representing numbers 1 to 1,000 and sells them on his website. The price is computed as the difference between 1,000 and the number represented. Discounts apply but decrease by 10% for every 100 paintings sold. Sala's website was picked-up by Boing Boing and Seth Godin's blog, both high traffic blogs. The local Swiss press ignores him. Sala calls it an experiment in mathematics and art. Joel thinks he is brilliant.

How long will it take him to sell one million pixels?


Anonymous said...

I think for something a bit more original you should look at

Joël Céré said...

That's fun too. Interesting that not many drew parallel with his work. Maybe he didn't get the blog exposure provided by Boing Boing?