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“When we were waiting in line, did you notice the sign saying ‘You must be this fucked to get on this ride’? ”
~ fengi

WHEEEEE! goes the economy


the rules


These are some of the guidelines the Budget Gallery operates under:

  1. We use underutilized public spaces for our exhibitions.

  2. If work doesn’t sell at the opening, it stays, in public, unguarded, for at least 1 week.

  3. After the opening the unguarded work is sold on the honor system.

  4. All art work in our shows will be sold, stolen*, or vandalized** and we can not pre-determine the outcome.

  5. Our commission is arbitrary, optional, and determined by the artist.

*Having a work stolen is the highest honor of the Budget Gallery because it means someone wanted the work so badly they were willing to abandon personal and societal mores to acquire your piece of art. In our eyes, this may be considered a more valuable compliment to you than a simple monetary transaction.

**We suggest you consider vandalism a form a collaboration.

[source: The Budget Gallery » the rules]



“Oh, you didn’t hear?
“Sony manufactured all the screws for the PS3 out of iron forged from the rocks of Mt. Doom and cooled them in the underground lake they secretly discovered on Pluto. The threads are carved by a Japanese sword maker and the head is licked by angels until rounded.

“I don’t even want to get into how they made the case..”
~ k4p741nxkrunch