Posted by: tedmikulski | August 3, 2012

Free Art Project: Days 1 and 2

It has been a very interesting couple of days.  To catch you up to speed, I am in the middle of giving away over 1,000 pieces of my original art on the streets of NYC.  So far, I have hit Midtown Center, and Chelsea with surprising results.

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My initial reaction: I can’t believe how many people say no to a free piece of art. Granted, this is Manhattan.  My wife, who went to NYU, told me that if she was a student and I approached her, she would have ignored me too.  If I can put it into numbers, I have approached about 800 people so far and given away about 220 pieces of art.  

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There have been some amazing interactions with those that will actually stop and look. People cannot believe that there is no catch and many actually wait for me to give a pitch about donations.  I have had kids try to grab 10 from me, and tourists trying to give me cash. It has been an amazing journey so far, and it has really just begun. 

I have also had about a dozen people track me down through Twitter and find me in the city.  Follow me @TedMikulski for all the details about where I’ll be and how to find me for your free piece!

Lastly, I want to stress that this project is limited to these 10 days.  After August 10th, I will no longer be giving my work away for free, so get your hands on it while you can!

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