eBay Bidder Buys 4chan Screenshot, as Art, for $90,000

A screenshot of said screenshot.

A screenshot of said screenshot.

CNET reports that an eBay customer has bid $90,900 for a screenshot of a post on 4chan. Titled Artwork by Anonymous, the work features a user’s musings on the value of art. “Art used to be something to cherish,” they lament. “Now literally anything could be art. This post is art.”

To some, nearly $100,000 might seem like a lot to pay for the screenshot, which was free to take, is easy to duplicate and doesn’t really say anything Marcel Duchamp didn’t already say. But then 4chan is notorious for its pranks, so who knows if this even happened.

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