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Some Guy Claims to be Auctioning Banksy's Identity on eBay

January 14, 2011  |  3:44pm
Some Guy Claims to be Auctioning Banksy's Identity on eBay

The legendary graffiti artist Banksy, probably born in the the UK during the ‘70s, has been anonymous for his entire career. That anonymity has gained him even more attention; even though his works are arguably illegal (vandalizing public property), his pieces’ selling prices easily reach six figures. He might want to consider using some of that money to purchase his true identity, which is allegedly being sold on eBay by jaybuysthings, a man who claims to have uncovered it by tracing tax forms.

The bidding currently sits at $5,000 after six bids were entered. Roughly four-and-a-half days are left in the auction.

On the eBay page, jaybuysthings says,

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. Ebay previously ended this auction because I was selling something that was not ‘tangible’. It is now tangible.

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