This Disgruntled Artwork Perpetually Sells Itself On eBay

Seriously. Caleb Larsen's "A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter" isn't quite as menacing as it name makes it out to be, but it's a finicky little guy: it continually creates new eBay auctions for itself via a built-in Ethernet jack.

No owner is quite good enough for this big-headed piece. Larsen's "Tool", a shiny, black cube with an Ethernet jack, pings a server every 10 minutes to determine if it is listed for sale on eBay. If it's not, it creates a new auction. Mind you, this isn't only a conceptual function of the piece; it really is being constantly auctioned and purchased. You can view the current auction at http://atooltodeceiveandslaughter.com/.

The current auction ends in five days, has seen 12 bids, and is currently at $US4250. The piece has been in circulation since 2008.

"A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter" isn't for art collectors with fragile egos. It will leave you. Unless, of course, you forget to plug it in. [Caleb LarsenMake]

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