In yet another one of the unusual eBay Auctions, the ‘Identity of Banksy’ has gone on sale.
As of 8:53 Tuesday (GMT); the highest bid stands one dollar short of a million dollars at US $999,999.00. A total of 38 bids have been made in the auction, which is scheduled to end on Jan 19, 201107:22:22 PST.
The description from the seller reads, “If you win this auction I will mail you a piece of paper revealing the true identity of ‘Banksy’.
“I have uncovered his identity by matching up the prices of his sold pieces to corresponding tax records. I will reveal no more details.
“The winner of this auction is the only person I will ever share this information with. The piece of paper will say his name, nothing more.
“I give you 100% assurance that it is most certainly the full name of the street artist known as “Banksy”.
“Ebay previously ended this auction because I was selling something that was not “tangible”. It is now tangible.”
Banksy is the elusive street artist whose identity remains a huge mystery. The British graffiti artist, political activist and painter is known for his thought-provoking and subversive street art.
Most recently Banksy made news in October 2010 when he directed an opening sequence for The Simpsons.