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Sculpture Sells Itself On eBay

Thursday, February 4, 2010 17:20 GMT

TULUM, Mexico (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One sculpture is so self- sufficient, it’s become its own art dealer.

Artist Caleb Larsen is eliminating the need to push his own artwork on the auction block with his sculpture called A Tool To Deceive And Slaughter, a black cube that when plugged into the Internet can put itself up for sale on eBay.

Every 10 minutes, the black box checks to see if it’s for sale on the auction site. If it hasn’t been sold yet, it puts itself up for sale again until a bidder finally makes the purchase.

However, if someone has bought the cube, the current owner must send it to the new owner, who then has to connect it online and allow it to sell itself to a new person, continuing the cycle.

Most recently, the black box sold for $6,350.

Larsen uses the sculpture as a way to point out how “the world is a ridiculous place.”