Vine Video Art Sold at Moving Image: The most surprising milestone of this year’s New York Armory Week may be the first-ever sale of a piece of video art made using theultra-hot app Vine. The Vine in question, Angela Washko’s “Tits on Tits on Ikea” — which features the artist’s friend holding a laptop to her chest with a pair of balloon breasts exposed on the screen, and lasts for the format’s obligatory 6.5 seconds — was part of curators Kyle Chayka and Marina Galperina’s “The Shortest Video Art Ever Sold” exhibition at the Moving Image fair, and was purchased by collector and curator Myriam Vanneschi. “It represents an alternative model to the gallery system,” Vanneschi said. “When art becomes solely a commodity, I find it very uninteresting, but I see buying internet-based art as very interesting, as an alternative.”

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