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About a year ago I began having artworks fabricated for me by an artisan in China named Mr. Chen. As I accumulated more and more of them in my studio I became interested in attempting to develop value out of these well made but traditional and ordinary artworks. I participated in group show at West LA College Art Gallery and showed my collection of paintings by Mr. Chen under the assumed name of J.W. Yardsworth III. For the opening reception I performed as Yardsworth, sharing his interests in collecting and about his personal and business life. What was interesting is that it didn't matter whether or not the the gallery visitors believed Yardsworth was a bonafide collector, they were all interested in his story. Because I felt it necessary for J.W. to share his story and collection with the rest of the world I made the attached video "Treasures of a Collection".