If galleries and museums ever embrace the Animated GIF (as Art F City hopes they will) then they already have a well-established pricing structure: Kim Asendorf and Ole Fach’s 2011 “GIF Market”. A series of 1025 animated GIFS contain pixel clouds, with each pixel corresponding to the pricing rank of the GIF.
The artists explain:
The GIFs show a black line which marks the centre for the 1px large particles rotating around it. #1 is the most unique, it has only 1 pixel flying around, and therefore the most expensive. Down to the end there are so many particles that you can’t see the difference between #950 and #1000. The price gets calculated by this formula: PRICE = SALES / NUMBER * 16 Each sale increases the price, at the end the #1 will cost 16,384.00
Right now, #1 is at 3,040 euro. #1024 is already taken.