Record sales for digital art A digital work of art by artist Beeple has sold for over $ 69 million, the most expensive ever for a work that exists only digitally. The file is a collage of the 5,000 images Beeple has posted online since 2007, writes the New York Times.
In other words, a JPG file sold for $ 69 million by the auction house Christie’s.
«Everydays – The First 5000 Days» is a collage of all the pictures that the artist known as Beeple has posted online every day since 2007.
Following a stream of more than 180 bids in the last hour, a JPG file created by Mike Winkelmann, the digital artist known as Beeple, was sold on Thursday by Christie’s in an online auction for $ 69.3 million with fees. The award was a new high for a work of art that only exists digitally, breaking auction records for physical paintings of museum-rated greats such as J.M.W. Turner, Georges Seurat and Francisco Goya. Bids for the two-week Beeple sale, consisting of only one lot, started at $ 100.