Store Buyout is an art project where five artists arrived at Hercules Fancy Grocery in New York City and bought everything. Every item has been repurposed as art and will be sold online and for a limited time at the Store Buyout Gallery. Money from the sales is going towards saving Hercules store.
The Store Buyout project was partly a work of charity, as the 40 year old business was in danger of closing, as well as a conceptual art project. The 3000 or so items purchased are now on display at the Fusion Arts Museum in the Lower East Side, to be resold as art pieces at a substantial markup.