|Sunday, February 9, 2003|
The Finality of Meaning
Free Ceramic Sculpture featuring a ceramic toilet:
Changes to the Additional Information section (not the title) of this work's Certificate of Authenticity.
Additional Information Update Number 5:
Special in a Free Market Sense and Not
Yesterday we took a look at an real world example of the differences people value ceramics and how they display those things to the public. We did this by looking at costs and pictures on ebay.
This was a free market example where specialness was equated to higher monetary value.
The example did not go into items that are of sentimental value only. These would be things that a person(s) considers special, but that specialness does not increase the monetary value of the item.
A quick look at ebay for items that use the word sentimental Vs expensive:
3,392 items used the word sentimental ($85,000.00 Highest priced item.)
145,448 items used the word expensive ($1,143,000.00, highest priced item.)