The Cards Against Humanity 8 Sensible Gifts for Hannukah collected $15 from 150,000 people and converted the dough to a series of gifts, including customer CAH cards, socks, a day off for a factory's worth of workers in China's Pearl River Delta, and an original 1962 lino-cut of Picasso's "Tête de Faune."
The Picasso now rests on the bed of a laser-cutter, and CAH has polled the Hannukah backers with this question: "Should we donate this work to the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, or should we laser-cut it into 150,000 tiny squares and send everyone their own scrap of a real Picasso?"
It's a high-stake bet on morality vs lulz.
The irony of the Picasso experiment—which its creators are well aware of—is that the value of the Picasso is realistically pretty low (around $14,100). While museums collect Picassos of many editions and even his scraps and loose doodles, this piece is no "Guernica." That said, one could argue that the artistic value of the piece may actually be increased by this "social experiment."
Cards Against Humanity Is Asking People to Vote on Whether It Cuts Up a Picasso