Tag Archives: ebay

Sal Randolph


Free Manifesta‘ (2002) by Sal Randolph.

A place in Manifesta 4 was purchased for $15,099 from Christoph Büchel in an eBay auction, and any artist who wished was invited to exhibit their work as part of Free Manifesta. Over 225 artists & groups participated in free public art projects.

Christoph Büchel


‘Invite Yourself’ (2002) by Christoph Büchel.

After being invited to Manifesta 4, Christoph Büchel sold his participation rights to the highest bidder on eBay.

Caleb Larsen

Caleb Larsen, ‘A tool to deceive and slaughter’ (2009)

A physical sculpture that is perpetually attempting to auction itself on eBay.

Every ten minutes the black box pings a server on the internet via the ethernet connection to check if it is for sale on the eBay. If its auction has ended or it has sold, it automatically creates a new auction of itself.

If a person buys it on eBay, the current owner is required to send it to the new owner. The new owner must then plug it into ethernet, and the cycle repeats itself.

Follow the current auction here: http://atooltodeceiveandslaughter.com

Bas Schevers


Free sand‘ (2010) by Bas Schevers.

On the grounds of an art festival ten cubic meters of dune sand is placed and offered for free on several public websites. This kind of sand is often used as a substrate for tiling and pavements.