Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mario art for those with a lot of moolah

What would I do if I had $2,000 burning a hole in my wallet? Well, I can tell you one thing: I wouldn't spend it on the piece of art below, which was produced by Princeton, New Jersey-based artist Erika Iris.

That's not to suggest I dislike Iris' work. On the contrary, I think this piece, called “Ghost in the Machine: Mario," is pretty darn fabulous. (I also like the pieces she's done that feature Link, Pac-Man and one of Super Mario Bros' goombas.)

Do I think it's worth spending $2,000 on? No, I can't say I do. Should you think it's worth that kind of money, though, by all means pick it up and then invite me over to your apartment, condo or house so I can come ogle it.

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Viewtiful_Justin said...

No stinking way. What is it...$25 for a controller...maybe $100 for the pad and frame and mounting and all that...that's CRAZY. CRAZY!

It's creative and cool, but not worth that kind of money.

Bryan Ochalla said...

I agree, Justin. I can't imagine paying more than a few hundred for it myself. I wonder if anyone has bought one at the current price?