Beeple beat his own record!
After impressing the world with his NFT video “Crossroads” featuring a giant ex-president of the USA laying on the ground that sold for $6.6 million, the digital art superstar managed to do it again, and in what fashion!
Christie’s, a British auction house announced that Mike Winkelmann’s NFT called “Everydays – the first 5000 days” was sold for over $69 million on their auction. It was the first-ever fully digital artwork sold and offered by a leading auction house. “Everydays” literally represent 5000 days of Beeple’s work since he had created and published digital artwork for 5000 consecutive days. This NFT piece of art was made of 5000 images and it provides the strongest possible connection with the artist, allowing a collector to feel Winkelmann’s life and work for almost 14 years. You can see how he develops, changes, and thinks over that long period, how persistent he is, and that is simply amazing. Knowing that you are the only one to have full ownership of this historical artwork secured on the Ethereum blockchain is what fires up collectors even more.
“Everydays” became the world’s third most expensive auctioned piece by a living artist which is definitely a historic moment for digital art and art in general. A new era is here as we see Beeple’s piece standing shoulder by shoulder with the legends like Picasso, Rembrandt, Monet, and Da Vinci.
It is really fascinating to see art moving forward and keeping up with a rapidly changing world full of innovation. We see “Everydays” as a precedent in the digital art sector and expect other artists to emulate him.
A bright future is ahead of crypto-art lovers.