Selling Compliments & Kisses on Queens Day
These days artists have to work out a way to be profitable. And what better way to start than on Queens Day, the national Dutch holiday on which the Vrijmarkt ('free market') means anyone can sell their wares on the street without a permit? On 30 April as Rotterdam turned into one big jumble sale and piss-up, fellow artists Inge Hoonte, Dave Young and I took the opportunity to set up our own business for the day.
We offered kisses, and bespoke typed compliments, for a Euro a piece, and made about 45 Euro between us in the couple of hours we were out.