Finders Keepers: Artist Hides 7 Diamonds in Exhibit
Today is the last day, so hurry on over
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2013 12:33 PM CST
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(Newser) – Well, this is one way to get people to come to your exhibition: For the last week of his "Bouncing Cars" installation at New York's Ambassador Gallery, Jamison Ernest hid a diamond a day somewhere in the exhibit, the Wall Street Journal reports. Whoever finds that day's diamond keeps it—and you'd better hurry over if you want to try, because today is the last day. "I've always hoped that somebody who needed it would find it," the Brooklyn artist says. "But it's about appreciating the value of the challenge."

Ernest partnered with Phantom Luxury Group to make the diamond "scavenger hunt" happen; the seven jewels are worth $77,777 total. "I want to give people hope," Ernest explains to Examiner.com. As for all those 7s, he explains, "Great foundations are built with the number 7."

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Bundy714
Dec 1, 2013 11:12 AM CST
Seems like a good way to get your exhibit torn up and damaged.
Jerry Callender
Nov 30, 2013 3:48 PM CST
Who better than the cleaning staff? They certainly qualify as being in need...
Barbara Kemp
Nov 30, 2013 2:24 PM CST
I AM NOT SO SURE THE CLEANING STAFF FOUND THEM, IF HE PUT THEM IN CORNERS, OR UNDER FURNITURE, OR BEHIND OR AROUND A BASE OF A TOILET. THEY JUST NEVER SEEM TO CLEAN THERE. BUT I LIKE THE THOUGH THAT YOU HAD ABOUT THE CLEANING CREW FINDING THEM AND MISTAKING THEM FOR BROKEN GLASS AND TOSSING THEM, LOL NOW IF I HAD BEEN ON THE CLEANING CREW YOU BETTER BELIEVE WHEN I WAS YOUNG AND WORKED ON A CLEANING CREW, I WOULD HAVE CLEANED THERE AND FOUND THEM, AND NO I WOULD NOT HAVE MISTAKE THEM FOR BROKEN GLASS. LOL