“Different. I’ll give them different! How dare those critics say my work is stuck in a rut,” said the artist. “They deserve to get nothing from me.”

And nothing is exactly what they got. He shaped and moulded a statue out of it.

For the graffiti artists, he supplied invisible ink to deface it. For those vandals who like to dress statues in sllly clothes, he suggested asking the Emperor for his new ones. For photographers, he taped a square on the ground so they knew where it was.

For collectors, he auctioned nothing and charged a fortune for it.

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1 year ago

For those who are fascinated by this story, read about the real person who inspired it!


Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
Reply to  Susan Dawson
1 year ago

Thanks Susan, I’m still smiling!

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
Reply to  Voice-Team
1 year ago

Thank you Susan and the Voice club, the mind boggles. And I think did buyer leave the signature space empty on the cheque?

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
1 year ago

And the bidding exceeded all expectations! This is not beyond the realms of possibility. Great story.

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

It reminds me of John Cage’s 4’33”, and later Mike Batt’s ‘One Minute Silence’. For anyone that doesn’t know it https://youtu.be/yoAbXwr3qkg
Fun story

Last edited 1 year ago by Carrie OLeary
Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
1 year ago

This was brilliant, Susan! It was much fun to read. Sometimes people can just push you to a point where one would do something like this. Like Linda said, it is not beyond the realms of possibility.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

Thank you for the link Voice club. It helps me understand more the story. And thank you Susan for sharing this story. It is a very fun and fascinated story that showcases within the realm of possibility.

Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock(@daisy-blacklock)
1 year ago

The title is so interesting. The possibilities are endless, especially in your story. It is good to know about the real person who inspired it.

Sandra James
Sandra James(@sandra-james)
1 year ago

Wonderful, Susan. It was fascinating to read the inspiration behind the story, but even without it, yours story made me cheer for the artist. Now… I wonder if I could submit blank pages to a publisher in the hopes they’d accept it as a best selling novel?

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