Digital Art & NFTs

On 11 March 2021, Christie’s made history with the sale of Beeple’s Everydays: The First 5000 Days for $69 million. As the first major auction house to introduce non-fungible tokens (NFTs) onto the global auction stage, we ushered in a wave of enthusiastic interest from collectors and artists alike. Since that landmark sale, Christie’s has celebrated several record-breaking prices and digital art firsts. We were the first auction house to host a digital art sale in Asia, accept cryptocurrency, and take live bidding in Ethereum.

As the most trusted name within the global art market, Christie’s is guided by our commitment to quality and authenticity in an increasingly digital world. To this end, in September 2022, we launched Christie's 3.0, a fully on-chain auction platform dedicated to exceptional digital art. Christie’s is committed to working with both emerging and more established digital artists and creators to share their medium-defining work with our far-reaching global audience. From Refik Anadol and Sam Spratt to Cryptopunks and Bored Ape Yacht Club to charitable causes like the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies, Christie’s presents the best of the best in digital art at a variety of price points. We also offer a curated selection of NFTs in categories such as Design, Luxury, Music, Science and Technology. Whether you are new to digital art or already a committed member of the community, we invite you to browse and bid on exclusive drops curated by our Christie's experts.

Featured auction

NFTs

SOURCE [ON NFTs], Robert Alice

12 March
Christie's 3.0

On 12 March, Christie’s launches SOURCE [ON NFTs], our first on-chain generative art collection with 400 unique works by Robert Alice — artist and pioneer in the crypto art and NFT space.

Coinciding with the launch of ON NFTs, the first major full-scale art historical study on the digital medium published by Taschen and edited by Robert Alice, works from SOURCE [ON NFTs] poetically distil the pre-history of NFTs into large contemporary digital colour fields. Each artwork is an expression of its source material, referencing traits from a selection of 30 important books, manifestos and writings spanning millennia in publication. The source material was intentionally selected by the artist to reveal the cultural ecology of the origin of NFTs. Disparate histories entwine to create new meaning, as works of science fiction collide with seminal digital art history manifestos while cryptography whitepapers collide with 7th-century Chinese philosophical texts.

A limited number of works minted in the auction will include a special edition of the ON NFTs book, signed by the artist. Robert Alice’s SOURCE [ON NFTs] will follow a ‘Dutch auction’ model. Pricing details to follow.

We’re delighted to present this new project by Robert Alice, whose work, Block 21 (42.36433° N, -71.26189° E) (from Portraits of a Mind), included the first NFT ever sold at Christie’s in October 2020. Follow us for more announcements regarding this historic project, including a major institutional announcement.

To ensure your account is approved to mint at the time of sale opening, please register for the sale before March 11. It takes at least 24 hours for new accounts to be approved and participate.

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©️ Keith Haring, Untitled #2 (April 16, 1987) (1987). Photo: © Keith Haring Foundation, courtesy of Christie’s
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