There are some things in life that have been passed off as art that has left many scratching their heads in bewilderment, but then again the statement “art is subjective” sort of makes it “OK”. Well here’s something for you guys to consider – it seems that on eBay, someone was trying to sell a printout of a post from the 4Chan forums.
The opening bid was set at $500 and obviously no one in their right mind would bid on it, but perhaps just for laughs, or perhaps someone was serious enough, the bidding on the auction went up to a whopping $90,000! Now obviously there is a chance that whoever is bidding will most probably default on the payment, or maybe the original seller might not care enough just to make a statement.
In case the screenshot isn’t clear enough, the screenshot reads, “Art used to be something to cherish. Now literally anything could be art. This post is art.” We suppose in some way it makes sense, although we can think of better ways to spend $90,000 on. Interestingly enough it seems that another eBay seller has decided to cash in on the previous auction and has put up a similar auction for the same item.
At this time of writing there have been 0 bids yet with the opening bid also set at $500. We’re not sure if anyone will bid on this since the novelty seems to have run its course, but what do you guys think? What was the most you paid for art? And do you consider this to be art?