Basically work can no longer be purchased, auctioned or ‘banked’, but instead is only ‘gifted’ or ‘donated’ by the artist or recipients. It’s value is what its’ worth on the wall, not on the books.
Idealistic, I know. Of course, these are intentions, and as much as can be ‘contracted’ or made ‘legal’ (in an art-law, estate-control sense) I’m sure some crafty collectors will eventually find or create ‘loop-holes’ to capitalize on my output should they seek to.
My concept/idea/launch will be titled ‘Espontáneo’: a Spanish term for a crowd member who spontaneously leaps into the ring of a bullfight, usually using they’re own coat as a cape to goad the bull (and are somewhat like a ‘streaker’ in Australian sporting culture- only more daring). It seemed an appropriate metaphor for this conceptual community project/show/donation-thing my idea seems to be evolving into.
Isn't it better, in a lot of ways, that when i stranger see's a work on a friends wall- and they ask, probably instantaneously: how much did you pay for that? That the answer be, nothing...actually, I met this artist and he give me this picture because i like it, and he explained it and yeah, it's a gift- and I can't sell it...but you really like it, you can have it!
It's a large discussion, one that I am willing to have with anyone, at any time...