Which has meant action in its auction. The race is on again.
Now there's a $6,858 bid on it, meaning Spies probably will have to hand it over to the next buyer soon. (The buyer just has to be legit. A couple months ago a bidder won the auction but couldn't actually pay for the art.)
I did a Q&A with Spies shortly after he bought it, about what it feels like to collect a work of art that just wants to get away from you:
Do you have any advice for people who are considering buying it? You can influence the market here.
That’s a good one. Um, I don’t know. It’s definitely an interesting condition to own it, and own is in quotes. There’s a different feeling between speculating about owning it and actually owning it.