Not Picasso or Da Vinci but Christie’s to auction pure digital blockchain based artwork

Millennial art is quickly catching the fancy of connoisseurs. And in catering to their wishes, auction house Christie’s is all set to put a monumental NFT-based work by digital artist Beeple under the hammer. Consisting of 5,000 images created over 13 years, the standalone lot is mesmerizing at best.

Titled, “Everydays – The First 5000 Days’, the work depicts a daily chronicle of Beeple’s life from May 1, 2007, through Jan. 7, 2021. It is purely digital, non-fungible, and token-based, and identifiable on the blockchain.

Commenting on it, Noah Davis, Christie’s post-war and contemporary art specialist in New York, said, “Christie’s has never offered a new-media artwork of this scale or importance before,” he further added, “Acquiring Beeple’s work is a unique opportunity to own an entry in the blockchain itself created by one of the world’s leading digital artists.”

Touted to be a pivotal moment for the future of new media and even the practice of collecting itself’, the work represents 13 years of Beeple’s career accessible in place. Images include a drawing of a wirework robot baby, a graphic “Kill Me” illustration of his food poisoning, and a picture of a tow-haired child, amongst others.

Beeple’s “Everydays – The First 5000 Days’ will be sold online from 25 February to 11 March with bids starting at $100.

[Via: Barrons]

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