On March 11, 2021, a digital artwork created by the artist Beeple sold for a record-breaking USD 70 million at Christie’s auction house. This artwork is called “Everydays: The First 5000 Days” and is the first purely digital artwork to be auctioned off at a major auction house.
This sale marked the first time that an artwork created completely on a computer was valued at such a high price.
The artwork consists of 5,000 individual images that were created by Beeple over the course of 13 years and represents a timeline of his work. This unique piece of art was purchased by Vignesh Sundaresan, an entrepreneur and investor based in Singapore.
The sale of this artwork is part of an overall shift in the way that art is valued and appreciated. With the rise of technology, digital art has become increasingly popular over the past decade, and this sale signifies a major milestone in its acceptance as a legitimate form of art.
Beeple is well-known for creating digital art, but he is also exploring other mediums such as 3D printing and mixed media works. He has been able to capture the attention of many people with his unique style that blends together abstract shapes and vibrant colors.
Vignesh Sundaresan’s purchase of “Everydays: The First 5000 Days” marks not only an achievement for Beeple but also shows how much digital art has evolved over time to become more valued in the eyes of collectors.
Who bought Digital Art for 70 Million? Vignesh Sundaresan, an entrepreneur and investor based in Singapore purchased Beeple’s artwork entitled ‘Everydays: The First 5000 Days’ for USD 70 million at Christie’s Auction House on March 11th 2021. This marks an incredible milestone for both Beeple as well as digital art as it signifies its increasing acceptance within modern culture as a legitimate form of expression.