Artist for Facebook Murals to Get $200 Million

Facebook hired a graffiti artist, David Choe, in 2005 to decorate its new headquarters after the company moved to California. He ridiculed the company at the time, but still, rather than taking several thousand dollars in cash fees, he worked for stock options.

Seven years later, when the anticipated Facebook IPO is over, Choe’s stock will be worth $200 million. This must be the most successful art commission in the history of the world.

Now, all the graffiti artists will be running to Silicon Valley to tag new startups.

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