APRIL 08, 2009
Mattias Norstrom and the 20-Second Auctions
Artist Mattias Norstrom was a presenter at last month's edition of PechaKucha Night in Gothenburg (Vol. 13), introducing a new level of audience interaction with his 20-second auctions. PKN Gothenburg organizer Jesper Larsson explains.
For Vol. 13, artist, skateboard producer, and festival general Mattias Norstrom prepared 16 original and signed artworks with hand burned graphics on plywood, which he auctioned off to the audience, 20 seconds per item. He even wore white gloves. I got my hands on the Butterfly-motif biding -- 300 SEK (about $35) -- and he sold the rest as well.