Artist Creates Sculpture from Vintage Comics…and Has No Idea of Its Worth! [Pic]

Artist Andrew Vickers found some classic comics in a dumpster and used them to create a papier-mâché  sculpture.


It took Steve Eyre of World of Superheroes walking through the HEROES Art Exhibition in Sheffield, England to discover just WHAT Vickers had done…and how much his sculpture was worth.

Vickers had papier-mâchéd approximate $30,000 worth of vintage comics!

Upon learning how much his sculpture was worth, Vickers said, “To be honest, I’m shocked, but money has not got such a value to me…I really love the idea of me creating something out of such expensive things that’s worth less. I think it’s brilliant.”

Courtesy BBC

Courtesy BBC

Hmm. Dozens of rare comics torn apart for the sake of art. What do you think of Vickers’s cavalier attitude about the whole thing?

[via Comics Alliance]


23 Responses to Artist Creates Sculpture from Vintage Comics…and Has No Idea of Its Worth! [Pic]

  1. Things are worth only as much as someone is willing to pay for them. As for me these comics are worth 0$

    • And that’s what’s wrong with this world. People scalping people over worthless things and/or things they can’t change.

      • People getting upset for a few seconds that a rare item was ruined. THAT is whats wrong with the world. Forget the war, man. That comic book guy just rolled his eyes!

    • except a comic collector probably knows that not all versions of a comic are worth money. And condition is everything. How does anyone even know the condition of these comics before they were shredded. Can you even really authenticate the scraps? Or is it possible they could just be faked and shredded up so that people THINK this sculpture could be worth a few thousand just for being comprised of possible rare comics?

      My guess thou comics that he found in a dumpster probably aren’t going to be in the best condition. And why is the story not about why someone would throw away 30k worth of comics?

  2. i think his attitude is fantastic, i think that we could all strive to learn a little from him, he did it not for a financial gain but a spiritual and artistic one.

  3. Somebody else had already binned the things. The artist was simply recycling them.

    He DIDN’T KNOW their apparent worth. It’s not a cavalier attitude, it’s more “Oh well, what’s done is done…”

  4. who is to say that the newly created sculpture is not “worth” more than some ‘classic comics’;
    which at the time were found in a dumpster and whose ‘worth’ was the going price per ton of recycled paper?

    some people know the price of everything and the value of nothing

  5. I am not sure what to think. I like his attitude but i doubt he would have done the same thing if he knew the value of said comics.

  6. Well, he made the other remaining copies of those comic worth even more as there are now less of them. He should be rewarded for this action.

    Art has no/Has its price