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This Post Is Art": Framed khan :
Post "Sells" for , 900 on (t
August 2, , Shoo AM PDT
Rene Magritte would be proud.
Just hours before the end of the potato salad Kickstarter, last night, an eBay auction
to still a framed screenshot from the message board finished with a
winning bid of ggo, goo. The screenshot is, , of a past questioning the value of art.
Art used to be something to cherish,” the original poster wrote on
Wednesday. "Now literally anything cpuid be art. This past is art."
Bidding for "Artwork by Anonymous" started at and, 36 hours later, had surpassed
aoo. A combination of human and automatic bids steadily pushed the price higher and
higher on Friday to nearly , aoo.
A slap in the face to more laborious artworks? Probably not. Commenters in this Reddit
thread seem pretty convinced that the bids are "fake," saying that bidders can elect after
the end of the auction to just not pay, er the stiller can call off the auction by not shipping
the framed artwork.
At the time of this writing, an even more meta eBay auction of a framed screenshot of the
original screenshot auction is goiong for . 35.
Hat tip: aren't).