4chan post screenshot sells for $90K
by firstname.lastname@example.org in internet on (#3Y2)
What is art? Depends on who you ask. But according to anonymous over 4chan, "Art used to something you cherish. Now literally anything is art. This post is art." Precient! Because a screenshot - flash glare and all - of that post has just been sold on an ebay art market for over ninety thousand dollars.
An eBay auction for â€œArtwork by Anonymous,â€ which is a 4chan screenshot printed out on regular printer paper (pictured above), sold this weekend for $90,900 after 45 bids. The piece, if weâ€™re really going to take this seriously, asks you to consider whether or not society has an eroded definition of what we cherish as art. Looking at this auction, weâ€™re thinking it does.If you think about it, it's a pretty great deal, since that convenient frame was thrown in for free. A+++, would buy again.
This is the entire product description:
â€œThis auction is for a One of a Kind work of art by Anonymous. This work is untitled. This item will be shipped in a frame for convenience.
Bids over $1000 were places by more than 10 different accounts! There were 15 total. Now, whether those accounts are legitimate or not is another story.