Created over 5,000 days, this monumental collage is the first purely digital artwork (NFT) ever offered at Christie’s. The First 5000 Days will be offered as a single lot sale from 25 February to 11 March and marks two industry firsts: Christie’s will be the first major auction house to offer a NFT— and to accept cryptocurrency, in this case Ether, in addition to standard forms of payment for the singular lot.
Beeple, posted a new work of art online. He did the same thing the next day and the next, and the next one after that, creating and posting a brand-new digital picture, or ‘everyday’ as he called it, every single day for 13-and-a-half years. This has been collated for this piece.
“Christie’s has never offered a new media artwork of this scale or importance before,” says Noah Davis, specialist in Post-War & Contemporary Art at Christie’s in New York. “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.”
Beeple’s visionary and digital pictures have propelled him to the top of the digital art world, winning him 1.8 million followers on Instagram and high-profile collaborations with global brands ranging from Louis Vuitton to Nike, as well as performing artists such as Katy Perry and Childish Gambino. His outspoken take on the hot topics that dominate mainstream media seem to resonate with young and new art collectors. His opinionated pieces have proven that he’s got his finger firmly on the pulse of not just the digital art world, but current world events.
Current bid stands at 2.8 million dollars with twelve days of bidding still to be completed.
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