I only call these Videos minor because they were generally done fairly quickly. Maybe in a week or so. I don’t necessarily believe they are less significant. If anything their relative spontaneity gives them an added strength.
On the 15th of November 2017, an anonymous bidder bought Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvatore Mundi” for $450.3 million dollars. Setting a new record for the highest ever paid for a single painting. A painting that only recently(2011) has even been attributed to him. The monologue in this video is from da Vinci’s writings “Ethics for the Painter”. The cut out lips on Salvatore(Savior) is also a homage to Willem de Kooning’s “Interchange” which had previously held the record for most expensive painting ever. The centipede like dancing platinum and diamond skull sculpture “For the Love of God” by Damien Hirst, is something that has always fascinated me. Not because I think it is a great work of art, but because I find it vulgar, and disgusting. And think it is everything wrong with the “Art World” and “Art Market”. Not just that he had to organize the purchase of his own art piece to cover the production costs, but to also maintain his “Brand”. I’d be very interested to know what Leonardo’s take on all this would be. And if “Salvatore Mundi” is even one of his painting’s for that matter.