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Entertainment auction of digital works launched by a sales room of Lorraine

16:25  16 may  2021
16:25  16 may  2021 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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Les NFT désignent les jetons non fongibles, ou © Ilikeyellow / Shutterstock NFTs designate non-fungible tokens, or "non-filtable tokens", certificates of authenticity deemed inviolable, which allow the 'buyer of a digital object (drawing, animation, video, photo, music) to be certain of being the prop

after the venerable Christie's and Sotheby's, a modest sales room of Lorraine launches Sunday in France auctions d 'Numeric works "NFT", named after the new vogue authentication technology associated with a virtual object.

"A priori, we would be the first in France but it has not been done to be the first," explains to the AFP Régis Cappelaere, one of the leaders of the CAPPELAERE & PRUNIX STUDY at Bar-le- Duke.

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"What's important is the fact that we can sell virtual works, this is the first time we do that, we have been working since the month of August," he continues, saying "Motivated" by his younger employees.

This sale is a kind of "test": "We have seen the scores in the Anglo-Saxons, does France follow? I do not know," says Régis Cappelaere, with reference to the record of 69, $ 3 million reached in March by "Everydays: The First 5000 Days" from the Beeple Digital Artist at Christie's.

NFTs designate non-fungible, or "non-filtable tokens" chips, certificates of authenticity deemed inviolable, which allow the buyer of a digital object (drawing, animation, video, photo, music) to be certain of being the owner.

The market for these digital works that jostle the art market generates more than $ 10 million in transactions on digital platforms like Nifty Gateway or OpenSea.

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of a digital interpretation of Goldorak at the "phonautograph", NFT of the first registration of human voice ("in the light of the moon", in 1860), the estimates of the 31 lots put on sale Sunday by Cappelaere & Prunaux are far from the records .

Most of these works emanate from a collective called New French Touch, which presents itself as a team "artists, specialists from the Block Chain, traders, galleries, and financiers, all of them. To give rise to a digital art that is a bridge and not a break with the physical art market ".

as "Nickel Wire Spool", which represents a nickel wire coil, estimated between 300.000 and 400,000 euros. "Once the NFT bought in a sales room, we will give the buyer the real nickel wire reel, worth 1,700.000 euros," says the site of the sale, which will be broadcast on Drouot Live.

But Régis Cappelaere, ready to "wipe the plasters", sees an opportunity for rooms like Siena installed in the provinces, even more in these pandemic times.

"We can no longer touch the objects without disinfecting them. With the confinement, we asked a lot of questions about the future of the sales rooms and we have seen the interest, thanks to the net, of a new Customer, younger, who bought in sales rooms but via the Internet, "he explains.

"It is also a continuity of the artistic movement to sell works that are only virtual," he adds.

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