Earlier this week, it was reported that Los Angeles artist Mark Grotjahn will be able to ski for free in Aspen all season long in exchange for designing special chairlift tickets, as part of an ongoing series hosted by the Aspen Art Museum.
Such bartered arrangements have a rich history. There are stories of Picasso and Matisse trading artworks to cover bar and cafe tabs in New York, Dalí paying for dinners with a quick sketch and a signature.
In the slide show above, we take a look at six of our favorite trades, including stories with Kienholz, Kippenberger, Duchamp, Hirst, Warhol and Emin, making deals for everything from a fur coat to dental work.
No doubt we have left out many of your personal favorites. Please do share them in the comments section below.