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Money-Making Scheme of the Day: Trick Tourists Into Giving Money to Statues

Step 1: Make them think that statues are actually remarkably disciplined performance artists. Step 2: Profit.

Jeff Greenspan, a freelance creative consultant, has discovered the latest, coolest, and certainly the easiest way to exploit the crowds of free-spending tourists that descend on New York: make them think that statues are actually remarkably disciplined performance artists. Then, profit. (Actually, Greenspan gave the money to a real live performance artist.)

All you need is a bowl and a statue.

Via Gawker

About the Author

  • Henry Grabar is a freelance writer and a former fellow at CityLab. He lives in New York.