Artist Protection & Benefit Program website

From Rhizome Artbase
Sally Minker
2001
Description

The Artist Protection & Benefit Program business plan is based on the premise that artworks increase in value after the artist who created them has died. Modeled after the United States Federal Witness Protection Program, the APBP removes an artist from the contemporary art scene, relocates them to a new city or country, and provides them with a new identity. The APBP then sells the artist's work, providing a lifetime of financial freedom!

Rhizome staff
2021

Modeled after the FBI's Witness Protection Program, the Artist Protection & Benefit Program APBP removes an artist from the Contemporary Art scene. The artist is then relocated to a new city or country, and provided with a new identity. The APBP then sells the artists' work, providing a lifetime of financial freedom!

Sally Minker
10 September 2001

AT LAST: A WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM FOR ARTISTS!!
ARTISTS:
Are you tired of making your art with limited financial rewards?
Do you want to escape to a new life and leave the starving artist routine behind?
JOIN the Artist Protection & Benefit Program (APBP)!
http://www.artistprotection.com



The artistprotection.com business plan is based on the premise that artworks increase in value after the artist who created them has died. For example, Jackson Pollack sold Blue Poles in 1954 for $6,000. Just after his death in 1956, the same painting sold for $32,000, and this same painting eventually sold to the National Gallery of Australia for $2.2 million. We belive that artists should share in these profits WHILE THEY ARE STILL ALIVE!
Modeled after the FBI's Witness Protection Program, the APBP removes an artist from the Contemporary Art scene. The artist is then relocated to a new city or country, and provided with a new identity. The APBP then sells the artists' work, providing a lifetime of financial freedom!
We are dedicated to providing artists with the recognition and financial freedom they deserve after years of hard work in the studio. Our entire staff is committed to helping artists make a fresh start. We use any means necessary to achieve that goal.



The APBP humorously comments on the value of art, the nature of the art market, and the plight of the under-recognized artist.
This project is partially supported by Artists Space's Independent Project Grants Program.

Sally Minker
10 September 2001
Legacy descriptive tags
Sally Minker, Ms. Y, Mr. X, Jennifer Sloan, Doris Z, Artists Space, Williamsburg, US, Riviera, New York, Caribbean, Bushwick, Brooklyn, Asia, argentina
Attribution: Sally Minker
Narrative, Conceptual, Collaborative, security, identity, disappearance, design, art world, Javascript, HTML, email, Visual, Text
Attribution: Rhizome staff
Metadata
Variant History
outside link
2001
open submission
10 September 2001
Sally Minker
static files
10 September 2001
cloning
Rhizome staff