Yogi Proctor's gold painted Canon copy machine

I freaking love this piece: a gold painted and fully operational office copy machine and printer by Yogi Proctor, titled “Canon 2011.” I love the visual impact of a common or utilitarian object covered with the completely unnecessary self-indulgent luxury of, in this instance, gold. Does this act elevate the worth and value of the copy machine or, conversely, does it diminish and lower the value of gold? Furthermore, it makes one question the seemingly intrinsic worth of luxury goods and materials. This reminds me of Philippe Stark’s lamps made from gold plated replica assault rifles such as the AK-47 as well as a Baretta handgun. Here’s the thrilling heart-stopping video of the copy machine in action.