Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Artist blasts eBay scam to sell town centre mural

by Hywel Trewyn

A CON artist is using eBay to sell a huge 56ft mural painted on the side of a town centre wall – with the wall included.

The mural called Helter Skelter was painted by artist Ed Povey in Caernarfon to celebrate the National Eisteddfod coming to the town in 1979 and depicts well-known landmarks and characters.

Mr Povey, who has painted 25 murals around North Wales, said last night he was “astounded and outraged” that somebody was using eBay to try and sell the actual mural itself.

The mystery seller, called Tanzrus, who only joined eBay in February and who does not appear to have sold anything else, has listed the mural for a starting bid of 99 US cents – but claims it’s worth around “2.5 million”.

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