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. This summer Christie’s latest Art + Tech Summit dedicated to NFTs was sold out, with over 1,000 attendees in person at Rockefeller Center in New York and virtually, tuning in from all over the world.
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.
The first message posted on Wikipedia by the site’s founder is now being sold as an NFT
A new work by the world’s most famous digital artist will highlight Christie's 21st Century Evening Sale in New York
ARCADIA, a collaborative interdisciplinary NFT by contemporary visual artist Andrés Reisinger, Grammy-winning musician RAC, and bestselling poet Arch Hades, will be offered in Christie's 21st Century Art Evening sale
Christie’s and 1-54 proudly present Different Shades of Water, an NFT series by Nigerian crypto-artist, Osinachi to be offered in First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online – open for bidding 5-19 October
Artist statement for Dread Scott's White Male for Sale — NFT to be offered in Post-War to Present at Christie's New York on 1 October
This auction marks the first time BAYC and Meebits are offered outside of any NFT-trading platform. This sale is poised to set another milestone in the history of Crypto Art
Designer Misha Kahn and journalist Nick Haramis discuss the power of design in the digital sphere
How Mike Winkelmann, aka the digital artist Beeple, has combined 5,000 images to create a monumental NFT-based work
Nine rare Punks from the highly collectible series will be offered in a historic single lot — direct from their creators
Digital artist FEWOCiOUS talks about drawing on his own story and how NFTs have created a 'moment' for young artists
NFT 101: Collecting guide to ‘non-fungible tokens’
Christie’s explains everything you need to know, and answers all the questions you've secretly been wondering, about an NFT, or ‘non-fungible token’, in this NFT 101: Collecting Guide.
Art and Tech Summit: NFTs and Beyond
As part of our ongoing initiative to spark dialogue about the role and impact of emerging technologies in the art world, Christie’s held a one-day conference, Art and Tech Summit: NFTs and Beyond on 15 July. The Summit combined a live and virtual format, bringing together innovators, artists, thought leaders and collectors for a series of panel discussions around NFTs in the morning session, followed by afternoon conversations on the way technology is impacting the way we create, experience, buy and sell art.
The Summit was presented by Stella Artois and supported by APENFT and Tron.