Banksy ID Up For Sale

Many bizarre items have been sold on line – from a sandwich that looks like the Virgin Mary, to a Time Travel project, through to an action figure of Steve Jobs and an ice tray that makes ice in the shape of people’s dentures – now the identity of the mysterious street artist known as Banksy is for sale.

For sale on Ebay, the seller says: “ 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.Ebay previously ended this auction because I was selling something that was not "tangible. It is now tangible.”

How the seller will prove that the identity is correct will be interesting, as Banksy’s identity is a closely guarded secret. He has given out a few interviews over the years, but nobody has taken an authenticated picture of him (although there are a couple of photos out there claiming to be that of the graffiti artist).

The only thing bidders can rely on is the feedback of the seller. The good news is the feedback is 100 percent positive. The bad news is, they’ve only sold 14 items, so that is hardly an overwhelming history on the online auction site.