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  • 14 November 2022

Christie's 3.0 Presents Next Wave: The Miami Edit

Random International x Danil Krivoruchko
Life in Our Minds: Mother Flock
80-100 ETH

NEW YORK – Christie’s is pleased to announce our second sale on Christie’s 3.0— Next Wave: The Miami Edit. The fully on-chain sale will showcase a highly curated group of more than 15 NFTs by celebrated artists including Andres Serrano, Ash Thorp, Ayla El-Moussa, Cath Simard, Dave Krugman, Random International x Danil Krivoruchko, Elf J Trul, Luis Ponce, RhymezlikeDimez, Sasha Stiles, Slimesunday, Cory Van Lew, Goldcat, Zancan and more. The selection will offer digital art for collectors at all price points, with estimates ranging from 4 to 100 ETH. Bidding is open on Christie’s 3.0 from November 30 to December 7.

The top lot in the sale is a constantly evolving virtual sculpture, titled Mother Flock, from the Life in Our Minds collection, a collaborative project between art collective Random International, which was founded in 2005 by Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass, and Danil Krivoruchko, an award-winning multidisciplinary digital artist and creative director. Life in Our Minds: Mother Flock is a generative interactive work that allows viewers to physically manipulate a flock of thousands of swarming pieces of bird-like origami. The project is co-produced by Pace Verso, the web3 hub of Pace Gallery, and Snark.art’s OG.Art NFT platform.

Nicole Sales Giles, Christie’s Director of Digital Art Sales, remarks, “Building on the momentum of our highly successful inaugural sale, Christie’s Digital Art team is absolutely thrilled to bring to life the first various-owner sale of Christie’s 3.0. We are beyond proud to be leaders in the Web3 community and are humbled to have the ability and privilege to amplify these important artistic voices in the contemporary art landscape.” 

The works will be on view from November 29 – December 3 at The Gateway 2022, a Web3 Metropolis presented by NFT Now and Christie’s during Miami Art Week, with additional programming to be announced.

About Christie’s

Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a world-leading art and luxury business. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, as well as its bespoke private sales, Christie’s offers a full portfolio of global services to its clients, including art appraisal, art financing, international real estate and education. Christie’s has a physical presence in 46 countries, throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with flagship international sales hubs in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Geneva. It also is the only international auction house authorized to hold sales in mainland China (Shanghai).

Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, 2017), for a 20th century artwork (Andy Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, 2022) and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019). Christie's is also recognised as a reference for prestigious single owner collections, having auctioned 8 of the 10 most important collections in history.

Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace.

Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including use of hologram technology to tour life-size 3D objects around the world, and the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. 

Christie’s is dedicated to advancing responsible culture throughout its business and communities worldwide, including achieving sustainability through net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and actively using its platform in the art world to amplify under-represented voices and support positive change.

Browse, bid, discover, and join us for the best of art and luxury at: www.christies.com or by downloading Christie’s apps. The COVID-related re-opening status of our global locations is available here.