Beeple's 5,000-day digital art collection sells for $69.4 million
March 11, 2021, 10:08AM EST
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Popular digital artist Beeple's 5,000-day collection has sold for a hammer price of $60.25 million dollars, making it one of the highest art auction sales ever.
Christie's website shows that the auction concluded with a $9 million premium, which is a percentage of the final (or "hammer") price, bringing the total to more than $69 million.
The sale, hosted by British auction house Christie's,
received a total of 353 bids.
The collection of 5,000 pieces titled
Everydays: The First 5000 Days, has been called " one of the most unique bodies of work to emerge in the history of digital art."
To create the collection, Beeple produced a new work of art every single day for 14 years, starting in May 2007.
The auction, the result of a partnership between Christie's and NFT marketplace MakersPlace, marks the first time non-fungible token (NFT) art has been sold at an auction house.