Starving Artist

An artist in London England who has spent the last 2 years of his life constructing a giant snot ball from mucus collected from his own nose is now ready to part with his creation.

James Robert Ford is searching for an art collector to buy the ball, which has already been displayed at 4 different art exhibitions and now sits in a glass case in his apartment. If you’re interested in buying it, you’d better start looking in your couch for lots of spare change. Ford is asking for $20000 for his um…sculpture I guess we’ll call it.

Why such a high price? Well, if you listen to Ford, the answer is really quite simple, even if it’s a little weird. He explains that the reason he’s charging so much for his “Bogey Ball” [I’m not making that name up] is that it’s something unique, something that is a part of his body that nobody will ever be able to replicate.

“It’s a physical record of all the different places I have been and people I’ve met,” he says, and scarily enough he’s making sense even though doing something like that is a pretty messed up way to keep a diary.

The crazy bastard has even gone so far as to calculate what he believes to be the cost of each piece of the ball and just in case you’re curious, he thinks each quality pick is worth around $18.

Ford says that selling his ball is going to be a bittersweet experience.

“It will be hard to let go, but at the same time it’s hard not to have any money,” he told reporters.

He’s broke? You’re kidding. I never would have seen that coming, not in a million years.

But you know what frightens me even more than the fact that this guy spent 2 years making this thing? The fact that somebody’s going to buy it from him, and that there will probably be a bidding war over it. Seriously, when you have 20 grand just laying around that you can blow on somebody else’s snot, you have too much money. But since a lot of people in this world seem to have that problem, I’m gonna go start digging.

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