$1 Million Time Machine Art To Be Created By Inventor Marshall Barnes, R&D Eng
Marshall Barnes, inventor of the Verdrehung Fan(TM) which is on its way to becoming the first time machine, will begin experiments this weekend on how to create art with the device. He will offer the first piece for $1 million.
Some of Marshall's previous work in gallery simulation scene. Copyright 2011
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Nov. 16, 2012 - PRLog -- Marshall Barnes, R&D Eng will begin work this weekend on how to create art using his prototype time machine, the Verdrehing Fan(TM) which is close to the 1st stage requirement to be a functioning time machine. Marshall intends to create the first piece and sell it, with no copies available. It will be designed for the kinds of wealthy collectors that Tim Jefferies, of Hamiltons Gallery in the UK http://www.hamiltonsgallery.com/ , says are looking for the "one of a kind", in an article by Christian Barker published at Billionaire.com http://www.billionaire.com/articles/182/tim-jefferies-on-collecting-photography . These kinds of clients are looking for an investment, but don't usually understand how something worth $1 million dollars could be one out of a set of 60. Jefferies is quoted as saying in part -
"A lot of people’s jaws drop when they hear that something from an edition of 60 can be worth $1 million — the default thinking is that to be an artwork, something has to be unique, one of a kind...I ask a client: ‘What car did you come here in?’ It’s always a BMW, Audi, Mercedes, or a Porsche. They will spend $100,000 on a car without giving it a second thought — but the second that car’s driven away from the dealership, it will lose 20 percent of its value, and there could be hundreds, if not thousands of the exact same car on the road. But when coming to buy a work of art in a limited edition...for $100,000, they get completely befuddled at the idea of paying such a sum when 59 other people could get the same thing."
"I will deliver that unique, one of a kind", Marshall says, "that Tim's clients want, and it will be unique because it will be made with a technology that is a one of a kind and the most imaginative of its kind - a functioning time machine prototype. Not only that, but it will be art created with the machine and photographed - not a picture of the machine, which means there will be an extremely high level of creativity involved because, not only will I have to figure out a way to create art with it in the first place, but it will have to be compelling enough for people to want to buy it.
"And the minute that that technology becomes a full fledged time machine", Marshall continued, "which could just be a matter of months, at this point, that work will skyrocket in value, not only because it is a first, a one of a kind and not from a set of 6, let alone 60 - but because of the fact that it was created with the most fantastic technology imaginable and a historic achievement."
Noting that Billionaire.com has established that art is the number one investment that the wealthy are making right now on a global scale, Marshall is positioning himself to deliver modern art that collectors will want. He already has a series of pieces that he's created using his invention, the P.TVsynth(TM) which he plans on releasing for sale next year at much lower prices. He's been in art shows before he invented the P.TVsynth(TM), showcasing his work in photography, video stills and computer graphics - all of which have been well received. There's at least one notable person that is known to own one of his pieces - Dr. Ronald Mallett of the University of Connecticut, with whom Marshall is now competing to build the world's first time machine http://www.thegreattimemachinerace.weebly.com .
Art dealers have said that due to the original way in which Marshall makes his creations, and his well publicized adventures in the very cutting edge of science and technology, anything he makes will increase in value in the art world because of his intention of doing limited editions or only one of a piece. He is particularly mindful of this in his approach to what will be his $1 million time machine generated work.
"There will be only one full scale, framed image sold," he stated, "and the size will be to suit the client. Furthermore, all images released for publicity and press purposes will be tinted in a way that will make the original distinctive. Only the person who pays the million dollars will have the true original - signed, authenticated and in its true color scheme. There will be no question of its originality and its exclusive ownership".
Marshall added that the buyer will also get a free DVD showing how the piece was created - as a bonus, of course.