Digital art has become increasingly popular over the past few years as technology has made it easier to create and share pieces. With the rise of platforms like Etsy, eBay, and other digital art stores, it’s now easier than ever for artists and collectors alike to purchase unique artwork from all over the world.
But what is the most expensive digital art ever sold?
The answer is Beeple’s “Everydays: The First 5000 Days”, which sold for a record-breaking $69.3 million at Christie’s auction house in March 2021. Beeple, real name Mike Winkelmann, is an American digital artist based in Wisconsin who has been creating digital art since 2007.
This particular piece is composed of 5000 individual pieces of artwork created over a 13 year period and was submitted as a single work of art.
The buyer was Vignesh Sundaresan, also known as Metakovan, who bought the piece under his pseudonym “Metapurse”. Metakovan is a Singapore-based blockchain entrepreneur and investor whose purchase of Beeple’s artwork made him the first person to spend millions on non-fungible tokens (NFT).
The sale of this artwork has sparked an influx of interest in digital art from both artists and collectors alike. Many view this sale as a major milestone for the industry that could potentially open up new avenues for selling digital art in the future. Digital artists also benefit from this sale because it shows that their work can be appreciated and valued just as much as traditional physical artwork.
Beeple’s “Everydays: The First 5000 Days” was sold for a record-breaking $69.3 million at Christie’s auction house in March 2021, making it the most expensive digital art ever sold. This sale has opened up new avenues for both artists and collectors to appreciate and invest in digital artwork, showing that it can be just as valuable as traditional physical pieces.