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LAST PIECE II

Price Of Consumption



     Most recently in 2010  I conceived another of my last pieces.


      It is entitled, ”Last Piece II - The Last Supper”. It addresses the ideas of some of the central problems with our society.  At the root of an unhealthy world is the idea of  consumption.  I have become aware of how the consumption of meat is a worse polluter to the earth than auto emissions.  Essentially the work is about how we are basically killing ourselves on this path of consumption.


     Whether we humans realize it, we are almost existing on a treadmill of consumption for industries.  Blindly we consume for the meat industry, the pharmaceutical companies, or really  any product driven by advertising .  We consume many things we don’t really need and are often not good for us.


     So aware of all of these ideas, this most recent piece was conceived.  As far as an artist placing their finger on the pulse of the times - maybe my greatest work. 


     The work is really a prospectus.  The offering: Myself the artist to anyone who can pay the price of the American national debt.  What they get for this price tag is myself butchered and packaged in Styrofoam shrink wrapped trays (toxic) as in the meat department at the local market.  And since ones market is part and parcel of the art world today, really, what could be more of the moment? (Bold to say, possibly outdoing even Damian Hirst’s “For the Love of God”,  a diamond encrusted skull for $100 million dollars.)



LAST PIECE II

Consumption and Debt

51 years, 122 lbs lean, healthy  American Artist

butchered and packaged for consumption

Price: Current amount of American National Debt

Lisa Dawn Gold  ©  2010


$  13,666,958,917,266.00 and still counting

(Chief and wine not included)


    With the high prices of art and what has become of the art-world - this work outdoes even Damian Hirst’s “For the Love of God”, diamond encrusted skull for $100 million dollars.


                                                 Lisa Dawn Gold

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