Bidding started with a starting price of $100
Auction house Christie sold the digital painting вЂњThe First Five Thousand DaysвЂќ by artist Mike Winkelmann (Beeple) for 69 million dollars.
Reported by Reuters.
The lot was sold as a non-fungible token (NFT). The auction lasted for two weeks, and the auction began with a starting price of $100.
The work is a collage of five thousand drawings вЂ” since 2007, the author has published one every day and has not missed a single day.
This deal essentially began a new era in collecting вЂ” digital assets began to compete in price with paintings by Picasso, Monet, and Banksy.
As previously reported, actress Angelina Jolie auctioned off a landscape painted by Winston Churchill in 1943. A record $11.6 million was offered for the painting.
We also wrote that a painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli was sold for a record amount of $92.2 million.