Twitter headquarters in San Francisco.nbsp
Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. Photo: Bloomberg/Getty Images

Twitter Auction: An Authentic Twitter Bird Statue Could Be Yours—For $21,000

After the tech company launched a 27-hour blitz sale, bidders flocked to the—unique—corporate decor 

Ever wanted to own an authentic Twitter bird statue? Today’s your lucky day. In a 27-hour blitz Twitter auction—the latest installment to the madness that is Elon Musk buying Twitter—the tech giant is selling off furniture and decor from its San Francisco headquarters. Organized through Heritage Global Partners, the sale is undeniably full of some nice stuff: There are Eames molded plywood lounge chairs, a Womb chair, a few Bertoia Diamond chairs, and a Fritz Hansen chair, to name a few. As one Twitter user pointed out, the company does have solid taste when it comes to midcentury-modern furniture—although many of the pieces now cost more than their original value. Of course, there’s also plenty of strange things, like a pack of 70,000 KN95 masks—if that feels like too much, don’t worry, there’s also a lot with 20,800 masks. 

Bidding reached nearly $26,000 for this neon Twitter sign. 

Photo: Heritage Global Partners

The bird statue immediately caught the internet’s attention when the auction started.

Photo: Heritage Global Partners

However, the most coveted items from the Twitter auction aren’t the iconic design pieces, or even the multiple La Marzocco espresso makers, but rather the huge blue bird decor in the shape of the Twitter logo. At the time of writing, bidding on a 41-inch-tall statue is up $21,000, while bidding on a 10-foot-tall neon Twitter logo light is nearing $26,000. “Feels like a piece of history is up for sale,” one Twitter user wrote about the statue—which might explain why some are willing to pay upwards of a year’s worth of rent for the unique piece of decor. 

Like the app itself, the Twitter auction has, more than anything, provided a quick source of entertainment—at least for the person not on the hunt for corporate memorabilia. One user even made a point to live-tweet the price increases of the giant bird from when the auction first began—back when the opening bid was $25.