by Patch O'Furr
What a price for a fursuit! On 2/14/15, furries saw their highest auction ever. It was only a few months after the previous record (I wonder how long this one will last?)
While $11,575 is amazing, I don’t think it should cause drama… some people spend much more money on cars for a hobby. Hollywood effects costuming can add another zero on the price. I often argue that higher prices make creativity easier for artists, and art patrons benefit the art form.
There was a lot of notice for my article about the February auction. Furbuy (host) and Phoenixwolf (maker) commented, but it took a while to reach the buyer, Twilightsaint. We finally connected.
I asked Twilightsaint:
“There was controversy about the auction reaching $14,000 with non legit bids. So perhaps it was a hard contest, and you had luck to win the suit. Do you think it ended up fairly? How did you feel to win? Art value is very subjective of course – is there any reason it’s worth so much to you? Has there been any other drama?”
Twilightsaint says: Read the rest of this entry »