October 7, 2018

Girl with Balloon

In case you haven’t heard, mysterious street-artist Banksy rigged a £1,000,000 painting to self-destruct at auction. Of course, the story created by Banksy’s actions will only serve to increase the value of the now shredded painting.

From the article:

“This is now part of art history in its shredded state and we’d estimate Banksy has added at a minimum 50% to its value, possibly as high as being worth £2m plus.”

Yup, totally.

Okay, but...

What can this story from the art world teach us independent software developers?

An bunch of things. For example:

In other words...

If you want to raise your prices, write a better story.