Can Billion Dollar Artist Save Investors and World Economy?

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Artist & Memoirist Valentino Zubiri has written the most memoirs in the world, claims scarcity and pricing will help financial investors in art

Graph of the exponential increase of the acquisition value of art

Graph of the exponential increase of art's acquisition value

"I’ll be The First Billion Dollar Artist for the world economy, but there will be others."

“I’d like to be a billion dollar artist! I can help investment banks, hedge funds, other financial institutions and investors who are struggling. Even bankrupt towns!” says Valentino Zubiri, an artist and memoirist. “Let me explain this idea.”

Art is global, portable and the pricing is unregulated. Financial institutions can resell art at a profit, but since art takes time, they can trade and resell the ownership papers, if they have pressing quarterly and annual financial reports to satisfy. Even a bankrupt town should know serious art collectors.

The asset cost is the cost paid to the artist. The acquisition’s asset value will be the highest reported selling price that either the artist or the other investors reached. The future art pieces get delivered to the future owners.

A few parameters have to be met.

First, concentrate on one artist. Trends of locales and groups will not work. All related trends will be under the predictable umbrella of that one artist.

Second, the artist announces scarcity. The quantity becomes known so everyone else can trade or resell.

Third, the artist announces an exponentially increasing pricing plan. Starting at $100,000 per piece, the next prices are $200,000, $400,000, $800,000, $1,600,000, $3,200,000, $6,400,000, $12,800,000, $25,600,000 and finally $51,200,000. A good sales executive can still resell at a much higher price.

The rationale behind the prices is that even the last buyers will have doubled their asset values as soon as the next price is announced, if other investors have not yet announced even higher prices.

That’s it! Zubiri hopes to be the collectible artist in question, because this idea is why he writes memoirs and makes art. He currently has four memoirs, available on Amazon and other outlets, and he will have more to come. He may be the artist with the most memoirs in the world right now.

“Book-length memoirs written by artists will still be read 500 years from now. I initially thought 100% effort in art plus 100% effort in writing a memoir equaled a 200% type of linear perception, but after finishing one, I realized that the equation was more 100% + 100% = 400%!” he explains.

Zubiri also encourages other artists to write memoirs. To stay in the lead, he decided to release four before going public.

Dollman the Musical, a Memoir of an Artist as a Dollmaker, is one some Hollywood companies have noticed. He hopes it gets staged first. Hocus Pocus Lately is his paranormal memoir, which includes psychic healing techniques, a great topic for paranormal talk shows. Leadership Rubs: 1-Hour Mentors has inspiring conversations with CEOs, celebrities, and others. Wonder includes stories about his childhood.

He hopes that art + memoirs + scarcity + predictable pricing plan + trading ownership documents = helping the world economy through financial institutions. Even bankrupt towns have serious art collectors.

The art almost seems irrelevant - an artistic statement of sorts.

Zubiri decided to go beyond drawing, painting and sculpting by making poseable porcelain dolls with elaborate, expensive backdrops. More disciplines and media will be used: dollmaking, gemstones, precious metals, mosaic, metallurgy, enamels and stained glass. All the pieces would be unique, but the early bird $100,000 pieces will be comparable to the $51,200,000 pieces.

But why dolls?

“I once gave a teddy bear to a noisy, hyperactive two-year old. She grabbed it, went back to her stroller, shut up and never let it go until the family left. There’s something psychological about beautiful symmetrical faces in toys. It struck me that she would not have behaved that way if I gave her a Picasso,” he laughs.

Zubiri proposes that 400 pieces go to separate companies and individuals, while 400 + 80 free go to 4 big investment banks or financial institutions who know more collectors. The 80 is free so that the big institutions will get their costs down to $0. The individual investors can piggyback on the progress of the big companies.

Zubiri hopes that, right now, this makes sense to artists and investors. This could be the next profitable economic bubble, that does not need to burst. The supply can be controlled.

“It’s first email, first reserved, at the lowest price available. My contact information is on my website, http://www.valentinozubiri.com. I’ll be The First Billion Dollar Artist for the world economy, but there will be others. I’m ready, I’ll keep myself safe and healthy, I’ll have assistants, and I will deliver. Then I’ll write another memoir about the experience,” he says.

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Image 1: Artist & Memoirist Valentino Zubir's books and doll artImage I: Valentino Zubiri is both an artist and a writer, choosing to write his personal memoirs, from the perspective of a struggling artist. He makes porcelain dolls that can be posedImage 1: Artist & Memoirist Valentino Zubir's books and doll artImage 2: A porcelain doll sits on Valentino Zubiri's booksImage 2: Zubiri decided to write a series of memoirs, because he realized that art collectors can read them anytime, even 500 years from nowImage 2: A porcelain doll sits on Valentino Zubiri's booksImage 3: Zubiri's  graph of art prices increasing exponentiallyImage 3: Now, he is proposing that art is not regulated and prices can keep increasing to go from $100,000 to past $51,200,000. Art can help struggling investment companiesImage 3: Zubiri's graph of art prices increasing exponentiallyImage 4: Polymer clay doll headsImage 4: Wondering how an artist makes porcelain dolls? Valentino begins by sculpting separate parts in polymer clay, which is baked in a toaster oven. Then a plaster mold is madeImage 4: Polymer clay doll headsImage 5: Doll molds made of plaster of parisImage 5: Each head needs a mold because the faces are all different. Each head will eventually have a 4-piece moldImage 5: Doll molds made of plaster of parisImage 6: Drying the pieces that just came off the plaster moldsImage 6: The mold pieces add up, and the place can get very messy. Slowly plenty of porcelain pieces called greenware get made. If water is introduced, it will revert to mudImage 6: Drying the pieces that just came off the plaster moldsImage 7: After the first trip to the kiln, the pieces are sanded and smoothedImage 7: The pieces are placed in the kiln, and "cooked" for as long as 18 hours to a "bisque" stage. The bisque stage permanently shapes the clay, so that the pieces can be sanded.Image 7: After the first trip to the kiln, the pieces are sanded and smoothedImage 8: The heads are ready to be paintedImage 8 After sanding, the pieces are placed back in the kiln to be fired at even higher temperatures, which finally condenses the pieces to the familiar glasslike stageImage 8: The heads are ready to be paintedImage 9: Eyes, eyebrows, lips and blush are painted onImage 9: Features of the face are painted on using china paint, which is actually finely ground glass pigmentsImage 9: Eyes, eyebrows, lips and blush are painted onImage 10: A set of doll parts that will make up a whole dollImage 10: The pieces are strung together. Sometimes, Valentino decides to make anatomically correct dollsImage 10: A set of doll parts that will make up a whole dollImage 11: A few dolls after the stringing stageImage 11: The pieces are now strung together. As each doll is completed, they are safely placed on a tableImage 11: A few dolls after the stringing stageImage 12: A few dolls with hairImage 12: Here is a few dolls with varying hairstyles. The faces, makeup and hair have given them different faces and personalitiesImage 12: A few dolls with hairImage 13: Some pairs of shoes for the dollsImage 13: Here are shoes made mostly of fabric and polymer clay. They are very small pieces that are about 1 1/4 inches in length. It's funny how small they can beImage 13: Some pairs of shoes for the dollsImage 14: Clothes with a '50s vibeImage 14: The dresses or costumes give them even more characterImage 14: Clothes with a '50s vibeImage 15: Photographing the dolls is part of the processImage 15: Once the dolls get done, "work" is not over yet. Photographing them can be fun. Behind the doll is a stained glass backdrop, also made by Valentino ZubiriImage 15: Photographing the dolls is part of the processImage 16: Zubiri's Bye, Bye Birdie Series set of 6 dollsImage 16: After the many stages of dollmaking, jewelry, fashion and sewing and shoemaking. The next activity is photographyImage 16: Zubiri's Bye, Bye Birdie Series set of 6 dollsImage 17: Perched on Val's guitarImage 17: Valentino also plays music and has had experience in theatre. One of his books is Dollman the Musical, A Memoir of an Artist as a DollmakerImage 17: Perched on Val's guitarImage 18: Relaxing at a cafeImage 18: A picture of the dolls at a cafe. After all that work, it would be nice to relax and have some coffeeImage 18: Relaxing at a cafeImage 19: A character for an animated film projectImage 19: This will become a character for an animated film project. Thanks for viewing the slideshow! Val hopes you will also check out his books, now available on Amazon.com and other outletsImage 19: A character for an animated film project