A work by artist Beeple—born Mike Winkelmann—that began as a career development project in 2007 and became a massive and complex piece called ‘Everydays’ sold at Christie’s for $69.3 million this month.
Taken as a whole, the collage is a massive expression of the personal, pop cultural, and trends and famous figures from the late 2000s and 2010s.
Beeple’s ‘Everydays’ is a non-fungible token, or NFT, work of art. An NFT is a virtual piece that has been given a singular origin by way of blockchain technology. The process gives the digital work a provenance like any other work of art. It has a history: an inception, and an authenticity that cannot be disputed.
The sale was completed with ether cryptocurrency, a propos for a cryptic representation of, among other things, an era defined by endless virtual interpretations.