I bought 847. What a great idea for selling art. I just discovered onethousandpaintings.com via Copyblogger and was immediately sold. This young artist from Switzerland is selling 1000 paintings with the numbers 1 through 1000 painted on them. You pick your number and purchase it. He has a calculation for how much each painting is valued and priced based on numbers of paintings sold.
Is it art? In my view yes, and I may be biased since my degree is in art history, I managed several art galleries in the 1980's and worked in museums for several years. I love this event and am happy to add 847 to my collection of small paintings.
NOTE: At this moment (7:49 a.m. PT) you can still get a high number for under $100. I'll be watching Sala's progress today.
UPDATE: If you're wondering what this has to do with anything, read Brian Clark's excellent post on why the onethousandpaintings.com promotion works as it relates to copywriting, media, technology and art.