A friend on Facebook directed me to this incredible YouTube clip. This artist has perfected his craft to the highest efficiency. With a minimum of colors, spritzes, lines and rubs Brandon McConnell creates spray paint pieces of art in one minute or less. I think this incredibly short period of working time demonstrates how much practice he has put in to understanding the core elements of his craft. He must have put in a lot of time to cut down the time. 😉
But watching this video raised a question for me. Does demonstrating to his fans how little time he puts into the pieces lower their value? Generally one of the common criteria of value and skill is the time put into the piece, is it not? Or does the novelty of the method give them their value (about 50 bucks a piece)? But if I can get $50 for a minute of work, I better bust out the spray paint and start learning!
How do you judge the value of art? What criteria must be met for you to be willing to invest in a piece of artwork?