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Digital Art: NFTs

On 11 March 2021, Christie’s sold the first non-fungible token based purely on a digital work of art ever offered by a major auction house for US$69,346,250.

We are excited to celebrate and recognise artists in a new medium, and to see how artists will utilise this technology to open up a world of new creative opportunities. NFTs have the potential to transform how we think about and establish ownership. NFTs allow us to trace provenance, exhibition history and the authenticity of ownership in digital art and other assets in a secure and permanent manner.

As one of the most trusted names within the global art market with unparalleled reach, Christie’s is guided by our commitment to quality and authenticity in an increasingly digital world. With the advent of the digital collectible space and digital sales becoming more important to our audience, Christie’s seeks to responsibly steward the art community with a view towards the development of a sustainable NFT-based artwork environment.

We look forward to welcoming you to our upcoming NFT sales this May: Andy Warhol: Machine Made and PROOF OF SOVEREIGNTY: A Curated NFT Sale by Lady PheOnix.



Highlights

  • Nam June Paik (1932–2006)

    Global Groove (Opening)
    non-fungible token ERC-721 (mp4)
    0:38 seconds
    Created in 1973 and minted in 2021
    Estimate
    $100,000-200,000
    Related sale
    PROOF OF SOVEREIGNTY: A Curated NFT Sale by Lady PheOnix, New York, 25 May - 3 June

  • GMUNK (B. 1975)

    Island in the Clouds
    born-digital video
    00:00:30 seconds (2560 x 2560 pixels)
    Executed in 2021.
    This work is unique and is accompanied by a non-fungible token.
    Estimate
    Estimate unknown
    Relate sale
    PROOF OF SOVEREIGNTY: A Curated NFT Sale by Lady PheOnix, New York, 25 May - 3 June

  • LETHABO HUMA (B. 1998)

    Gogo (Grandmother) and Me
    born-digital image
    1536 x 2048 pixels
    Executed in 2021.
    This work is unique and is accompanied by a non-fungible token.
    Estimate
    Estimate unknown
    Related sale
    PROOF OF SOVEREIGNTY: A Curated NFT Sale by Lady PheOnix, New York, 25 May - 3 June

  • Andy Warhol (1928–1987)

    Untitled (Self-Portrait)
    non-fungible token (tif)
    4500 x 6000 pixels
    Executed circa 1985 and minted in 2021
    Estimate
    Estimate unknown
    Related sale
    Andy Warhol: Machine Made, New York, 19-27 May

  • Andy Warhol (1928–1987)

    Untitled (Campbell's Soup Can)
    non-fungible token (tif)
    4500 x 6000 pixels
    Executed circa 1985 and minted in 2021
    Estimate
    Estimate unknown
    Related sale
    Andy Warhol: Machine Made, New York, 19-27 May

  • Andy Warhol (1928–1987)

    Untitled (Self-Portrait)
    non-fungible token (tif)
    4500 x 6000 pixels
    Executed circa 1985 and minted in 2021
    Estimate
    Estimate unknown
    Related sale
    Andy Warhol: Machine Made, New York, 19-27 May



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