Frans Francken the Younger, ‘A collector’s cabinet’ (1625)
Li Mu, ‘Selling his 2020 year’ (2009)
The artist proposed to a collector that he collects all the work that he, the artist, will produce in 2020 (even though it’s hard to tell what his work will be like in 10 years). The price of these 2020 works is 300.000 RMB. Through a legal agreement, the artist guarantees to the collector that he will produce no less than 6 works in 2020 (and all editions will belong to the collector). The artist also guarantees that, after 10 years, the value of his work will be at least double the price of what the collector would pay today.