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The World's Longest Receipt™

What happens when you walk into a store and buy every single item? On May 20th, 2011, a group of artists walked into Hercules Fancy Grocery in New York City with a briefcase filled with $20,000 in cash and bought every single item for sale in the store. The total purchase price of everything in the store was $18,871.93

The sale price of the receipt is the exact total cost of all items in the store: $18,871.93


A scan of the entire original receipt can be seen here:

Receipt facts:
More than 3000 individually-entered items
57 1/2 feet long

Included in purchase of this item:
Glass box to showcase the receipt.
The World's Longest Receipt™
A speaking engagement by members of the Store Buyout team.

This is The Original Receipt from the Store Buyout of Hercules Fancy Grocery on May 20th, 2011.
Part of the ongoing Store Buyout project.
See more at www.storebuyout.com

"Both an indecipherable record of a fleeting performance, and a comically exhaustive catalogue in an age of decentralized stores and unseen inventories, “The World’s Longest Receipt (TM)” from the short-lived artist collective Store Buyout Team could hold its own with the best of contemporary conceptual art." - BlouinARTINFO

Artwork by Hercules Dimitratos + The Store Buyout Collective.
A Red Paperclip Idea.

One Red Paperclip Inc.
"We Sell Things You Can Buy."

The World's Longest Receipt (TM) - part of the Store Buyout project


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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paper, ink, tape, glass case, credit card bills, cash advances, high risk purchases, new york city air, friends, CNN, craft beer, cat scratches, ice
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Favorited by: 66 people