You’re probably thinking, “Where did the
million come from?” It technically belongs to Schipper. Skilled at fabrication
techniques, the artist realized he had the tools and materials to create
extremely effective iPhone cases (Swenson and Amrhein swear by them), so he
started a side business. The million is borrowed from that side business for
the duration of the performance.
Dollar Walk was initially only planned to take place
yesterday, but given the artist’s travel predicaments it was extended to take
place for a second day—running through Friday, with Schipper (hopefully)
present. It turns out the snowstorm was a blessing in disguise: now even more
individuals will be able to experience what it’s like to be a millionaire.