Christie’s ‘Beeple’s Opus’
In May 2007, the digital artist known as Beeple set out to create and post a new work of art online every day. He hasn’t missed a day since, creating a new digital picture every day for 5,000 days straight. Individually known as EVERYDAYS, collectively, the pieces form the core of EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS, one of the most unique bodies of work to emerge in the history of digital art. This monumental collage was the first purely digital artwork (NFT) ever offered at Christie’s. Christie’s is the first major auction house to offer a purely digital work with a unique NFT.
THE FIRST 5000 DAYS sold online in March 2021 for $69,346,250 and was purchased by Indian cryptocurrency investor Vignesh Sundaresan popularly known as MetaKovan.