This is a performance/installation piece that I developed based on the endowment effect theory. The theory states that people tend to exaggerate the worth of an object only because it is in their possession.
I decided to test this theory by finding 100 people to sell me something they feel is worth a dollar. I went out and found about 70 people to sell me something. During the exhibition I built a fake pawn shop and bought various items from people that attended the exhibition. I managed to buy something from 30 people at the event