INDULGENCES + THE NEW YORKER

It seems like the INDULGENCES collection will get press coverage forever, which is just fine with me.

"The artist Tobias Wong capitalized on this quality with his infamous work Gold Pills, from 2005—gelatin capsules filled with 24k. gold leaf, which were intended to be swallowed by the purchaser. Part of a larger commercial work called INDULGENCES, produced with the streetwear brand Just Another Rich Kid, Wong’s pills—which can be bought in an unlimited edition, a box of three for four hundred and twenty-five dollars—skewer and sucker the high-capital consumers who have turned out in force to buy them. The art is the act of selling the promise of golden shit, or maybe it’s the act of producing it."

 

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