A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter, Caleb Larson

I’m currently loving this: A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter by Caleb Larson

It’s an artwork that keeps itself perpetually on eBay. The idea is that it keeps moving and each buyer has the chance to make or lose money through their ownership. The auction started  at $2,500 but when I last checked it had got 12 bids and was up to $4,250

Neat huh?

It reminded me of a cubic sculpture I found at Frieze which also made transit integral to the work – a glass cube the exact size of the inside of the trademarked space inside a FedEx container which gradually collected scratches, cracks and other marks as it was shipped from exhibition to exhibition.

Walead Beshty - Fedex large Kraft Box FEDEX 330503, Standard Overnight, Los Angeles-Washington, DC Trk #79747/60286, April 3-6, 2009 Standard Overnight Washington DC-London Trk #323852740456, September 24-October 2, 2009 (Thomas Dane)