title: $18,000
artist: Guy T. Schafer
year: 2013

Digital graphic.
500 x 500 pixels.

This piece is for sale —

If the money were left out of it,
this would be a really nice piece.
Everything about this piece is ruined
by the price plastered on it:
the yellow square is destroyed;
the interesting intersection is covered;
every area of the composition is invaded; and
a third dimension (a no-no) is introduced.
The price is far higher than can be justified
for an easy-to-generate digital graphic
so any owner displaying this
would be open to ridicule.
And because the displayed price is less
than the actual price, any buyer would
instantly lose thousands on the purchase!