This year the American artist Michael Winkelmann, otherwise known as Beeple, made history when he sold his non-fungible token (NFT) artwork â€œEverydaysâ€ for $69.3 million on March 11. Beepleâ€™s latest NFT called â€œHuman Oneâ€ 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.
Beepleâ€™s â€˜Human Oneâ€™ 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 â€œHuman Oneâ€ for $29 million at Christieâ€™s 21st Century Evening Sale. Beeple (whose birth name is Michael Winkelmann) is one of the most well-known NFT artists today because his â€œEverydays: The First 5,000 Daysâ€ NFT sold for $69.3 million. This made Beepleâ€™s artwork one of the most expensive pieces of art in the world and the most costly NFT sold to date.
â€œEverydaysâ€ was sold via a Christieâ€™s auction on March 11, 2021, and Beepleâ€™s latest multi-million-dollar NFT sale was also through the luxury auction house. Beepleâ€™s new art is a life-sized 3D sculpture and an NFT that was minted on October 28, 2021. Christieâ€™s describes it as a â€œkinetic video sculptureâ€”four video screens (16k resolution), polished aluminum metal, mahogany wood frame, dual media servers; endless video with corresponding dynamic non-fungible token.â€
Human One: â€˜A Portrait of a Human Born in the Metaverseâ€™
Beeple describes his latest NFT art as â€œthe first portrait of a human born in the metaverse.â€ The interesting thing about Beepleâ€™s â€œHuman Oneâ€ is that he aims to change it over the course of his lifetime.
introducing HUMAN ONE pic.twitter.com/eysmH6WkOY
â€” beeple (@beeple) October 28, 2021
This means that the owner, Ryan Zurrer, and any owners thereafter, may see the â€œHuman Oneâ€ 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 â€œHuman Oneâ€ ended on November 8, with a realized price of $28,985,000.
â€œThe 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,â€ Christieâ€™s concludes. â€œBeeple warrants that the physical element does not contain any features designed to impair the continuous display of the artwork.â€
What do you think about Beepleâ€™s latest â€œHuman Oneâ€ NFT sale that he plans to update continuously for the rest of his life? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.