Selasa, 01 Juni 2010

How Much for That Human Billboard?

My copy of Human Billboards has just arrived, a book put together by a Dutch design studio documenting its transactions with two dozen eBayers peddling ad space on their bodies. Apart from the expected hilarity, the book offers a rare glimpse into the final price of each sale.  Each of them is far, far below the famous $25,000 Golden Palace tattoo purchase that started the craze.  Talk about shattered dreams of instant fame and fortune.The most expensive placement -- on a graduation cap -- went for $56, attracting 11 bids. Many others were scooped up for a couple of bucks. The exclusive rights to doodle on that hot naked lady? A single bid of $20.

Bragging rights?  Priceless.