mendi+keith obadike::blackness for sale

   

 

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mendi+keith auctioned keith's blackness online at ebay.com. this project was part of mendi+keith's "black.net.art" actions. the auction was scheduled to last from aug 8-18 2001. after four days, eBay closed the auction due to the 'inappropriateness' of the item. after 12 bids, his blackness reached its peak at $152.50.

the piece quickly received international attention. read some of the press here. a book of email responses to the project will soon be published and available in our text area.