Fashion is all about shared attention and the converstations it provokes.
Erin Crowe caught a fashion wave when TV noticed her Alan Greenspan portraits. She sold the last one on Ebay for a bazillion dollars (for charity) and along the way sold enough other paintings to make Alex Tew look like the owner of a lemonade stand.
The really interesting part is this:
Apparently, anyone with a crayon is now busy selling Greenspan paintings. At least they’re better looking than grilled cheese sandwiches with the Virgin Mary embedded.
Yes, this is a picture of a Mr. Potato-head of Mr. Greenspud. You too can bid for it online.
The other interesting thing: how much inside baseball talk I can put into just one blog post. Explained:
Alex Tew is the guy who did the Million Dollar Homepage.
The grilled cheese on eBay reference comes from a woman who sold a years-old grilled cheese sandwich on eBay last year. For more than $20,000. She said it looked like the Virgin Mary.
And "inside baseball" is an expression for jargon and shorthand that leaves outsiders clueless.