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US News A digital work by Beeple auctioned at $ 6.6 million

17:45  26 february  2021
17:45  26 february  2021 Source:   lefigaro.fr

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© Courtesy of Beeple and Nifty Gateway "CROSSROADS" by Beeple reached a record sum of $ 6.6 million on the Nifty Gateway platform, a first for a digital work.

Thanks to Beeple, it is now possible to translate the crypto-art boom into figures. A work by the American digital artist, titled "CROSSROADS", was recently sold for $ 6.6 million on the Nifty Gateway platform. An unprecedented sum for a purely digital creation.

When we are interested in crypto-art, one name always comes up: Beeple. This American artist, Mike Winkelmann of his real name, has become the figurehead of digital art thanks to his futuristic and hallucinatory creations, where he mixes criticism of the art world and web humor. "He does a variety of shit art across a variety of media. Some are okay, but most of them are just really bad. He strives to make them less bad every day, so please be indulgent. with him ... ", we can read on its official website.

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If the artist is critical of his work, he has attracted the support of a growing community of art lovers, who no longer hesitate to spend large sums to acquire the one of his digital works. One of them, "CROSSROADS", was sold for $ 6.6 million on Nifty Gateway, a platform that aims to democratize non-fungible tokens (NFT). As with all his creations, Beeple has encrypted his signature in "CROSSROADS" using the blockchain, and has integrated data unique to the work that prevents its duplication.

CROSSROAD

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@beeple

The # 1/1 from beeple's first NG drop has just resold on the secondary market for $ 6.6 million.

History has just been made.

Congrats to beeple and of course to

@pablorfraile

for the sale.

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- Nifty Gateway (@niftygateway)

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February 25, 2021

When digital comes to Christie's

According to Nifty Gateway, the sale of "CROSSROADS" marks a historic turning point for digital art . It took place a few days before another work by Beeple hit the market, but this time at Christie's. "Everydays - The First 5000 Days" is a colorful mosaic made up of 5000 fully digital images of varying proportions, which the American artist has produced over the past 13 years.

Although auctions for the coin start at $ 100, they have already reached $ 2.4 million. An amount which testifies to the enthusiasm of collectors for this still rather marginal part of the art market. "I think we're going to see an explosion of not only new works, but also new collectors and I feel honored to be part of this movement," Beeple said ahead of the online sale launch. It seems he got it right.

"The tower of the Koutoubia mosque", painting by Winston Churchill, auctioned for more than 8 million euros in London .
Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchil started painting late, when he was 40 years old. The painting "The tower of the Koutoubia mosque" (1943) in Marrakech was painted on the occasion of an official visit to Morocco during the Second World War © Supplied by franceinfo The most famous of the paintings painted by the elder British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was auctioned Monday March 1 in London for 8.1 million euros by the auction house Christie's.

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