I, Too, Keep My Expensive TV in the Hallway of My Home

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Reader, how do you flaunt your opulent wealth within the four walls of your own home?

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If you are the owner of one of Samsung’s popular the Frame televisions—which display art when the TV is not in use—perhaps you do this by keeping your television not in a place one would normally watch TV, like the living room or even a bedroom, but in the hallway of your immense and lavish mansion. Presumably, the Frame will remain non-functional here, merely taking up space on your wall or perhaps displaying art from Etsy, with which Samsung recently partnered for new art-mode TV displays. Why invest in physical artwork with a return on investment when you can simply dump thousands of dollars on a Tizen-powered digital render instead?

Etsy’s featured artists for this collaboration are all great, of course. But if I were to use my TV merely as a display panel for Etsy art, I’d opt not for the vibrant mixed media works of the four artists featured as part of the new collaboration. Instead, given that I am so substantially rich that I can hang televisions in random walkways in my home, I would commission a series of originals from visionary Etsy sculptor Laira Maganuco aka babycreatures.

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Imagine, if you will, a Frame television prominently displaying Macellarius on an at least 65-inch screen:

Or a lovely chameleon hybrid, perhaps staged in its natural habitat:

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Or, dare I say, even a bloated silicone tick baby:

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All I’m saying is at least make the art in your home an expression of your refined taste, you know?

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CaptainObvious7
CaptainObvious7

The cost of this TV is nothing compared to any decent art piece.

So what exactly is a problem?