Beeple, an artist who made quite a few headlines as of late around the NFT hype, managed to get his ‘The First 5000 Days’ NFT sold for a whopping $69,346,250 at an auction on Christie’s.
- Just a few hours ago, CryptoPotato reported that someone had bought a CryptoPunk NFT for $8 million.
- Now, as the auction on “The First 5000 Days” – a digital art piece by the popular Beeple, closed for a whopping, record-breaking $69,346,250.
- That’s more than anything that anyone has ever paid when it comes to NFTs and it’s definitely going to go down in history.
.@beeple ‘s ‘The First 5000 Days’, the 1st purely digital NFT based artwork offered by a major auction house has sold for $69,346,250, positioning him among the top three most valuable living artists. Major Thanks to @beeple + @makersplaceco. More details to be released shortly
— Christie’s (@ChristiesInc) March 11, 2021
- The artwork itself looks like this:
- In essence, this is a combination of 5,000 images put together on a large digital canvas.
- Beeple had created one digital picture every day for the last 5,000 days and combined them together in this piece.
- It’s easily one of the most popular pieces of digital art that made plenty of headlines throughout the past couple of months.
- At this point, it’s still not known who the buyer was.