1. Exhibition View


2. Preparing for the Final Auction


3. The Collection


4. The Final Auction


5. The Final Auction


6. The Final Auction


7. The Final Auction


8. The Final Auction


9. The Final Auction


10. The Final Auction


11. The Final Auction

Exhibition & Auction ↓
Welcome!

 
Your Message Here was a project where the space on a white t-shirt was sold every week on e-Bay. The winner of one of these auctions was obliged to design a message that I printed and wore for seven consecutive days.

The only chance to see the entire Your Message Here collection was at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie graduation show, July 1st - 5th 2009.

As a conclusion of the project, these t-shirts were sold [1] in a Final Auction, taking place on Sunday July 5th 2009 at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. The event was hosted by Tania Theodorou.

I am happy to tell you that all t-shirts were sold, at various prices, and that they now are spread around the world.

Christopher West, Amsterdam 2009.

 

 

[1] The bidding on each t-shirt started on the amount they accumulated on e-Bay. For example, t-shirt no. 2 ended at $0.56 on e-Bay and bidding started at €0.56 in The Final Auction.

Photography by Semuel Souhuwat (pictures of the t-shirts)
and Ulla West (pictures of the auction).

Collection →

 
No. 1
Bidding starting at $0.00
Design by e-Bay user 'pdcwest'
Worn 14.10.08 - 28.10.08

 
No. 2
Bidding starting at $0.56
Design by e-Bay user 'afrobrothers'
Worn 29.10.08 - 4.11.08

 
No. 3
Bidding starting at $0.10
Design by e-Bay user 'axelandersh'
Worn 4.11.08 - 11.11.08

 
No. 4
Bidding starting at $1.75
Design by e-Bay user 'torewallert'
Worn 11.11.08 - 18.11.08

 
No. 5
Bidding starting at $1.25
Design by e-Bay user 'marcuswillen'
Worn 25.11.08 - 2.12.08

 
No. 6
Bidding starting at $0.10
Design by e-Bay user 'schnitzelhopper'
Worn 2.12.08 - 9.12.08

 
No. 7
Bidding starting at $6.50
Design by e-Bay user 'merzgis'
Worn 9.12.08 - 16.12.08

 
No. 8
Bidding starting at $7.00
Design by e-Bay user 'gingerjono'
Worn 16.12.08 - 23.12.08

 
No. 9
Bidding starting at $11.00
Design by e-Bay user 'v_dekoning'
Worn 23.12.08 - 30.12.08

 
No. 10
Bidding starting at $0.10
Design by e-Bay user 'afrobrothers'
Worn 6.1.09 - 13.1.09

 
No. 11
Bidding starting at $0.00
Design by e-Bay user 'summervilletreasures'
Worn 13.1.09 - 20.1.09

 
No. 12
Bidding starting at $0.00
Design by e-Bay user 'summervilletreasures'
Worn 20.1.09 - 27.1.09

 
No. 13
Bidding starting at $10.50
Design by e-Bay user 'vlancer'
Worn 27.1.09 - 2.2.09

 
No. 14
Bidding starting at $0.10
Design by e-Bay user 'hijackyourlife'
Worn 10.2.09 - 17.2.09

 
No. 15
Bidding starting at $4.25
Design by e-Bay user 'torewallert'
Worn 17.2.09 - 23.2.09

 
No. 16
Bidding starting at $3.50
Design by e-Bay user 'hijackyourlife'
Worn 24.2.09 - 2.3.09

 
No. 17
Bidding starting at $15.50
Design by e-Bay user 'bojinovic'
Worn 3.3.09 - 9.3.09

 
No. 18
Bidding starting at $15.50
Design by e-Bay user 'bojinovic'
Worn 10.3.09 - 17.3.09

 
No. 19
Bidding starting at $0.15
Design by e-Bay user 'quitchojibbuh'
Worn 18.3.09 - 24.3.09

 
No. 20
Bidding starting at $10.50
Design by e-Bay user 'bojinovic'
Worn 24.3.09 - 31.3.09

 
No. 21
Bidding starting at $20.00
Design by e-Bay user 'sonarmatica'
Worn 31.3.09 - 7.4.09

 
No. 22
Bidding starting at $5.50
Design by e-Bay user 'velamelody'
Worn 7.4.09 - 14.4.09

 
No. 23
Bidding starting at $6.50
Design by e-Bay user 'james_v86'
Worn 14.4.09 - 21.4.09

 
No. 24
Bidding starting at $6.50
Design by e-Bay user 'hyded0'
Worn 21.4.09 - 28.4.09

 
No. 25
Bidding starting at $10.50
Design by e-Bay user 'merzgis'
Worn 28.4.09 - 4.5.09

 
No. 26
Bidding starting at $26.00
Design by e-Bay user 'ej_eb'
Worn 5.5.09 - 12.5.09

 
No. 27
Bidding starting at $76.00
Design by e-Bay user 'ej_eb'
Worn 12.5.09 - 19.5.09

 
No. 28
Bidding starting at $107.50
Design by e-Bay user 'ej_eb'
Worn 19.5.09 - 26.5.09

 
No. 29
Bidding starting at $27.00
Design by e-Bay user 'dhushan.thevarajah'
Worn 26.5.09 - 2.6.09