This 4Chan Post Just Sold for £54,049 on eBay

By Darren Orf on at

What is art? For this eBay seller it's something as simple as a 4Chan post. Originally caught by Artnet, a vendor known only as "Artwork by Anonymous" turned the above piece of what would usually be everyday internet ephemera into a $90,900 (£54,049) masterpiece. The lucky buyer also gets free expedited shipping.

The seller obviously had a high ticket price in mind since the bidding started at $500 (£297). But as Recode mentions, within 36 hours the price entered the five digits column. That kind of traction pretty much confirms the auction is fake, or at the very least, an elaborate joke. It's pretty easy to inflate an eBay listing and you can always just, you know, not pay.

If you missed out, you've got a second chance because there's another auction up for grabs. Or perhaps this $20,100 (£12,000) (as of this posting) framed picture of the original eBay auction page is more your aesthetic style.

I guess for this eBay seller, art also doesn't have to be one-of-a-kind. [Artnet via Recode]