Twitter plays a weird role in all of this.
I’m able to keep track of the buzz (especially with regards to the Colbert Couch). I never intended to sell the Colbert Couch–I do intend to sell commissioned couch covers for people for a few hundred dollars.
I understand that it’s completely unneccessary, but how fun would it be to have friends over and have welcome them to sit on a face couch. You could even say, “As Long As I Have A Face, You Have Somewhere To Sit” (which is the name of my dot com… go ahead try it). People will say, “Wow, your face is surprisingly comfortable.”
Because I’m a starving artist seeking admission into a top business school, I’m more than willing to take commissions where ever I can when ever I can.
Recently, an Italian expatriot and I have been working on an entrepreneurial project-Importing Italian Chocolate. The packaging is going to be hot and soon you will see this product everywhere.
In addition, my father and I started Motorbutch, art is for sale by inquiry, commission, and reproduction–some of it is already available on Etsy.
Finally, the humor and ambition behind my own “Merchandization” of my art and Face Couch (the dot com was taken, so the real name is “aslongasIhaveafaceyouhavesomewheretosit”–a bit of an memorization/litmus test, I know): Why paint a face on a couch? A: Because, a face couch exhibits superfluous awesomeness