The guy leading the charge for digital artists, Beeple, just made history with his digital NFT piece “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days” being sold at Christie’s Auction House for a record-breaking $69.3 million. This was the first ever all digital piece to be sold at a major auction house.
The digital artist who’s done tour visuals for deadmau5, Zedd, and many more ins his past has, in the last 6 months, gone from never putting out an NFT, to becoming the poster child of the space. This didn’t exactly happen overnight though, he’d been building his digital art career and name for over 14 years and truly honing his craft.
He put out a new work every single day (calling the project Everydays) which, aside from amassing him millions of followers, was given out entirely free and never sold. The piece (seen above) that sold was a collection of the first 5000 of his everyday renders, all collaged into one massive epic grail of a piece. It is fittingly called ‘Everydays: The First 5,000 Days’. It is one of the largest NFTs to date coming in at a massive 21,069 x 21,069 pixels.
His December collection is acknowledged within the NFT space for helping exponentially accelerate the momentum of interest and success we are seeing today.
This is not only monumental for all digital artists and those getting involved with NFTs, it’s game-changing all living artists.
‘Everydays: The First 5,000 Days’ was the 3rd most expensive piece of artwork ever sold by a living artist.
This is so much more powerful than just being about the money. It is truly a revolution for artists of all forms who have been largely undervalued for the amount of joy they bring to the world.
It’s a surreal moment. I hope everyone can enjoy it.