This year the American artist Michael Winkelmann, otherwise known as Beeple, made history when he sold his non-fungible token (NFT) artwork “Everydays” for $69.3 million on March 11. Beeple’s latest NFT called “Human One” is a life-sized NFT sculpture that sold for $29 million, and the artist will update the NFT during the course of the rest of his existence on earth.
Beeple’s ‘Human One’ NFT Fetches $29 Million, Artist Plans to Update Art Remotely for the Rest of His Life
Beeple is making headlines again after he sold another multi-million dollar non-fungible token (NFT) called “Human One” for $29 million at Christie’s 21st Century Evening Sale. Beeple (whose birth name is Michael Winkelmann) is one of the most well-known NFT artists today because his “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days” NFT sold for $69.3 million. This made Beeple’s artwork one of the most expensive pieces of art in the world and the most costly NFT sold to date.
“Everydays” was sold via a Christie’s auction on March 11, 2021, and Beeple’s latest multi-million-dollar NFT sale was also through the luxury auction house. Beeple’s new art is a life-sized 3D sculpture and an NFT that was minted on October 28, 2021. Christie’s describes it as a “kinetic video sculpture—four video screens (16k resolution), polished aluminum metal, mahogany wood frame, dual media servers; endless video with corresponding dynamic non-fungible token.”
Human One: ‘A Portrait of a Human Born in the Metaverse’
Beeple describes his latest NFT art as “the first portrait of a human born in the metaverse.” The interesting thing about Beeple’s “Human One” is that he aims to change it over the course of his lifetime.
introducing HUMAN ONE pic.twitter.com/eysmH6WkOY
— beeple (@beeple) October 28, 2021
This means that the owner, Ryan Zurrer, and any owners thereafter, may see the “Human One” artwork change to whatever Beeple wants to add. The changes could depend on his mood and could represent something the artist is thinking about.
At the moment, the life-sized 3D sculpture NFT shows an individual in a silver-colored space suit with boots, a helmet, and a backpack. The 21st Century Evening Sale auction of “Human One” ended on November 8, with a realized price of $28,985,000.
“The physical element is designed to continuously display the artwork. Beeple will maintain remote access to the physical element to ensure proper functionality and/or enhance the displayed artwork,” Christie’s concludes. “Beeple warrants that the physical element does not contain any features designed to impair the continuous display of the artwork.”
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Author: Jamie Redman