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The Art-O-Mat

 - May 11, 2006   Updated: May 9 2011
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Art-O-Mat is a company that has been “vending art and culture since 1997.” The company converts vintage cigarette machines into vending machines that sell small pieces of art for around $5.

The vintage style of the machines would be enough to make any space more hip, and the fact that these Art-o-mat's deal art, is even cooler.

Implications - Art is increasingly being commodified and made available to not only the upper classes. Art is being sold in small, on-the-go formats that appeal to the busy, but culturally-inclined, consumer. This trend also shows the continued popularity of vintage and retro designs, especially in now-simple technologies like vending machines or juke boxes.