Christie’s first ever purely digital auction has set a new world record for digital art, selling an NFT (Non-Fungible Token) by Beeple for a staggering US$69 million (£50 million). Afterwards the auction house declared Beeple, real name Mike Winkelmann, “among the top three most valuable living artists.”Continue reading
Christie’s is to become the first major auction house to sell a standalone NFT (Non-Fungible Token) work of art.
‘Everydays: The First 5000 Days’ (2021), a digital artwork by Beeple, will be auctioned online between 25 February and 11 March 2021. In a sign that Christie’s is charting new territory in the digital art market, it is offering Beeple’s work with an “unknown” estimate and bidding will start at US$100 (£72).Continue reading