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.
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Art+Tech Summits at Christie’s
As the first auction house to register a sale on a blockchain platform, Christie’s has maintained its position at the forefront of innovation in the art world. Christie’s Art+Tech Summit, an annual two-day conference, is part of an ongoing initiative to spark dialogue about the role and potential impact of emerging technologies in the art world.
Christie’s Ventures is a new enterprise through which we engage with earlier stage companies having direct relevance to our businesses. Through direct investment and both brand support and market access, we will help startups to accelerate their build-out and adoption, while simultaneously advancing Christie’s leadership in the ecosystem around fine art and luxury goods.
NFTs – A Complete Guide
This Christie's Education course will take you through everything you need to know about NFTs within an art world context. Who are the key artists?, How are artworks minted?, What is the buying process?, Collecting NFTs, the legal framework around the NFT art world, insurance implications, curating and exhibiting NFT artworks and transacting within the Metaverse.
Image credits: ©2023 DeeKay, All Rights Reserved ©️ Botto 2023 ©️ Keith Haring, Untitled #2 (April 16, 1987) (1987). Photo: © Keith Haring Foundation, courtesy of Christie’s ©️ Everydays: the First 5000 Days, by Beeple ©beeple-crap.comvii © 2022-2023 Diana Sinclair. All rights reserved ©️ Ripcache, Cold