You might wonder, "How is it possible to buy art on accident?" Well, with ebay it's pretty easy; I'm sure I'm not the first, and I probably won't be the last. Here's how it happened for me.
The piece came up - I've had the title in my ebay alerts for years so I know every time it comes up for sale, which isn't often - at a lower than normal price, but not so low you brush it off as a scam. So I made a mental note and moved on with my life. A few days later no one had bid, so I put in the minimum bid as a goof. Someone out bid me shortly after, so I returned bid with the highest I was willing to go (I don't have time to try an snipe ebay auctions, anymore) and figured I'd be outbid soon enough. I know what the piece goes for (or at least every piece that has sold in the last 3 years has gone for) and my bid was significantly less. But 3 days later, auction was over an I had won.
The mystery piece? Mark Ryden's Meat Boy
For those of you who know me (or have read my various other blogs), know that this is my favorite piece of contemporary art. And I can't wait to have it in my house.
Rach, on the other hand, is not as excited. But she is understanding.