Twitter is holding an online auction of company memorabilia, artwork, and office furniture as part of its rebranding under new owner Elon Musk. The “Twitter Rebranding” auction on September 12th will feature nearly 600 lots from the social media firm’s corporate headquarters.
Bidders can acquire relics of Twitter’s iconic past, from bird logos to celebrity paintings. Coffee tables, DJ gear, musical instruments, and even giant birdcages are also up for grabs. The auction ends September 14th.
Highlighting the lots are two oil paintings of viral Twitter images – Ellen Degeneres’ star-studded Oscars selfie and Barack Obama’s reelection embrace photo. These capture critical moments in Twitter’s cultural impact before Musk’s tumultuous takeover.
The massive sell-off of over 580 lots marks the end of Twitter’s previous era. As Musk transforms the company into “X,” these office trappings symbolize the old regime. Shedding the decor epitomizes starting fresh.
While minimum bids start at just $25, some items will likely fetch astronomical sums. When Twitter auctioned a 30-foot blue bird statue earlier this year, bidding hit $100,000. Even mundane furnishings may attract high offers from collectors or superfans.
But for most bidders, securing a piece of Twitter lore likely matters more than price. Owning the company’s iconic bird logo, even if removed from headquarters, represents holding a relic of internet history.