윈켈만의 JPG 예술작품, 69백만불에 팔려 JPG File Sells for Record-Breaking $69 Million at Crypto Art Auction

JPG File Sells for Record-Breaking $69 Million at Crypto Art Auction

By Samantha Pires on March 12, 2021

 

Digital artist Mike Winkelmann, better known as Beeple, has just sold one of his pieces at a record-breaking $69 million. The piece, called Everydays – The First 5000 Days, is a mosaic representing an impressive artistic challenge in which Winkelmann created an entirely new piece of art every single day for the past 13 years. While they started as simple sketches on pen and paper, these daily projects have expanded into high-quality and often satirical images covering American politics, internet culture, world events, and more.

 

  비블로 더 잘 알려진 디지털 아티스트 마이크 윈켈만은 자신의 jpg 작품 중 하나를 6천 9백만 달러에 팔았다. Everydays – The First 5000 Days라고 불리는 이 작품은 지난 13년 동안 Winkelmann이 매일 완전히 새로운 작품을 만든 인상적인 예술적 도전을 나타내는 모자이크 작품이다. 그들이 펜과 종이에 간단한 스케치로 시작했지만, 이 매일의 프로젝트들은 미국 정치, 인터넷 문화, 세계 사건 등을 망라하는 고품질의 풍자적인 이미지로 확장되었다

 

 

"나는 지금 거의 내가 정치 만화가가 된 것처럼 느낀다,"라고 윈켈만은 설명한다. "스케치를 하는 대신, 나는 가장 진보된 도구를 사용하여 거의 실시간으로 현재 사건에 대한 의견을 제시하고 있다." 이러한 현대적 정치 풍자의 조각들은 그 예술가가 세계에서 가장 성공한 디지털 예술가들 중 하나로 세계적인 주목을 받게 만들었다.

 

윈켈만은 이 특별한 작품과 그것의 음반 판매는 예술계에 큰 영향을 미친다고 생각한다. 블록체인이 디지털 아트의 소유와 희소성을 허용하는 만큼 우리가 알고 있는 미술의 급진적 변화를 기대할 수 있다는 게 그의 설명이다.

 

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“I almost look at it now like I’m a political cartoonist,” explains Winkelmann. “Except instead of doing sketches, I’m using the most advanced tools to make comments on current events, almost in real-time.” These modern pieces of political satire have caused the artist to gain global attention as one of the most successful digital artists in the world.

 

Winkelmann thinks that this particular piece and its recording-breaking sale has huge implications in the art world. He explains that since Blockchain allows for ownership and scarcity of digital art, we can expect a radical change in art as we know it.

 

 

But how exactly is this possible? How could a JPG that could easily be shared on Instagram sell at Christie’s, an auction house that has been selling traditional art since 1766? How could it sell for $69.3 million, making it the third-most expensive auction price of an artwork made by a living artist? The answer is that these pieces are sold as NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, which gives each digital art piece a unique and permanent record, making it possible to authenticate a piece just like you could authenticate a traditional painting. This introduces scarcity and allows the piece to be owned by someone and gain a monetary value. This is how crypto art is made possible. NFTs allow art to be exchanged just like cryptocurrency through blockchain.

 

Christie’s auction house proved that crypto art had the potential to make real waves in the art world. “He showed us this collage, and that was my eureka moment when I knew this was going to be extremely important,” says Noah Davis, an art specialist at Christie’s. “It was just so monumental and so indicative of what NFTs can do.”

 

Judging by the success of Winkelmann’s first piece at Christie’s, we can expect to see more stories like this in the future. If you are interested in learning more about Blockchain and how artists are selling their work as NFTs, read our crypto art and Blockchain introduction to understand the basic principles and learn about how this could change the art world forever.

 

Digital artist Beeple has just broken a crypto art record with the sale of his piece titled Everydays – The First 5000 Days for $69 million at a Christie's auction.

 

Beeple: Website | Instagram | YouTube | Facebook
Christie's: Website | Instagram | YouTube | Facebook
h/t: [New York TimesBloomberg]

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