When I first stumbled upon the Koopa painting eBay auctions, I was amazed. I mean, who would have thought a turtle could be an artist? I contacted Kira Ayn Varszegi, the human member of the artistic team to find out more about Koopa and this unique eBay business. You can read the story over on Ecommerce-Guide.com.
“Kira lists some artwork as store inventory, and those in auction format she starts at under a dollar to save on eBay listing fees. Final auction prices for an original Koopa painting can range anywhere from $30 to $900. The remainder of her business is conducted through the turtlekiss.com Web site where Kira takes special orders for those wanting to own their own unique Koopa artwork.”
Turtle Meets Tempera, eBay Artist Comes Out of His Shell
By Vangie Beal, November 21, 2007