The House of Thoughts
NFTs take off
“I’d love to mint something with you” – Tamiko Thiel.
September 15, 2021
New York 10:00
Hong Kong 22:00
Antonio Cerveira Pinto
TNAF Artistic Director
After the successful edition of 2020, a unique online conference on crypto-art and NFTs will occur on September 15, 2021.
NFT art? Is this the most radical innovation on the internet and post-internet art era? I believe we are on the eve of a genuine cultural shift. There are many issues to be addressed here, though. What is art in a digital world? Is it possible to protect authorship in the realm of blockchains? What if there’s an electric shutdown? What if governments take control of the entire cyberspace (like China is presently doing)? Ensuring the authenticity of generative art, crypto-art and digital art at large, thereby creating tangible value for artists, collectors, art markets and museums, can overcome the massive devaluation of techno art described by Walter Benjamin. Is this a reasonable guess? Is the idea of access a destructive force threatening the old capitalist value, or is it a new condition of the economy? What can blockchain do to protect authorship and creative labour?
Christie’s/ YT — Bidding started at just $100 for our single lot online sale of Beeple’s ‘Everydays: The First 5000 Days’, and ended today at a staggering $69,346,250. This marks the third highest price ever paid for the work of a living artist at auction and certainly a watershed moment in the history of digital art.
This was the first purely digital NFT-based work of art to be sold by a major auction house and set additional world records including highest price for any work of digital art, the highest price for any lot in an online-only auction and the highest overall total for any online-only auction to date.
Stay tuned as we continue to remain at the forefront of the digital art market in the months ahead!
Beeple The First 5000 Days — 25 February-11 March, online. Price realised: $69,346,250.
Dick Milking Factory
Artist notes: biotracked elephants are often used to stimulate (tickle) the testicles as a means to increase semen production and accelerate overall ejaculate harvest yields.
Last Sold: 30 Apr 2021
Price: $505,050.50 (194.554 ETH)
Gallery: Nifty Gateway
This post was updated on July 27th, 2021.