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Styrofoam cup and Sharpie art selling for hundreds

Cheeming Boey is an immigrant from Malaysia now based in Southern California. He started doodling on styrofoam coffee cups with a Sharpie and has gained enough recognition for the art that he can now sell cups for over $1,000.

Here’s his Flickr account with all of his cups.

Hat tip to Eat Sleep Work

Community Comments

#1 Marc Davidson
@ 10:07 am

Tom Gammill has already made millions doing this.

#2 Jason Nocera
@ 10:29 am

That’s why I never made millions – I was always trying to use spraypaint.

#3 Rich Diesslin
@ 3:39 pm

Wow, isn’t CA trying to ban all styrofoam? Time to move. ;)

Oh yeah, $1,000/cup – crazy what sells, but they are pretty spiffy. Still … amazing he can command that kind of fee. Picasso would be jealous.

#4 Stacy Curtis
@ 11:41 pm

Investing $1,000 on a piece of art drawn with a Sharpie (whether it be on Archaes or styrofoam), is crazy. The art as well as your investment will probably fade over time.

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