BEEPLE (B. 1981)
BEEPLE (B. 1981)
BEEPLE (B. 1981)
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BEEPLE (B. 1981)


BEEPLE (B. 1981)
token ID: 1
wallet address: 0xc6b0562605D35eE710138402B878ffe6F2E23807
smart contract address: 0xa4c38796C35Dca618FE22a4e77F4210D0b0350d6
kinetic video sculpture—four video screens (16k resolution), polished aluminum metal, mahogany wood frame, dual media servers; endless video with corresponding dynamic non-fungible token
87 x 48 x 48 in. (220.1 x 121.9 x 121.9 cm.)
Executed in 2021 and minted on 28 October 2021. This work is unique and is accompanied by a non-fungible token.
The artist
Special Notice

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Please note for tax purposes, including potential sales tax, that this lot contains both an NFT and a physical work of art which could subject the entire purchase price of the lot to tax as a digital service or tangible property, and Christie’s may be required to collect relevant taxes dependent on local laws. You alone are responsible for any applicable taxes, tariffs or other government-imposed charges relating to the receipt of the digital service and shipment of the tangible property. For tax rate information you may wish to consult an independent tax advisor.Please note, except in the event you are a resident of Mainland China, you may elect to make payment of the purchase price for this lot in the cryptocurrency Ether or in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Payment in Ether or Bitcoin must be made via a digital wallet transfer of Ether or Bitcoin to Christie’s. If you do not already have one, please obtain a hosted digital wallet at Coinbase Custody Trust; Coinbase, Inc.; Fidelity Digital Assets Services, LLC; Gemini Trust Company, LLC; or Paxos Trust Company, LLC. The digital wallet must be registered to you, or, if you registered to bid as a company, then in the name of the company. Please note that setting up a digital wallet can take a week or more, depending on the service provider’s account opening requirements. Only payments sent from digital wallets maintained at the above listed platforms will be accepted. We will not recognize payments from digital wallets hosted at other exchanges or self-hosted wallets. Partial payments of a lot from multiple digital wallets are not allowed. You agree, upon our request, to provide documentation confirming that the Ether or Bitcoin payment was made from a digital wallet registered in your name and maintained at one of the platforms listed above. Partial payments of a lot from multiple digital wallets will not be allowed. The cryptocurrency amount will be calculated by us based on the most recent published CoinDesk Ether Price Index (ETX) or CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (XBX) as determined by us at the time the sale closes and will be disclosed in the invoice. For further information and to view our Buyers Premium rates, please view the Conditions of Sale via the link below.
Post Lot Text
Please note the successful bidder of this lot will be subject to licensing terms set forth by the artist:


By bidding on, purchasing or otherwise obtaining the “HUMAN ONE” blockchain-based non-fungible token created by Beeple Art, LLC (“Beeple”) (“NFT”) and/or accompanying kinetic video sculpture physical element (the “Physical Element”), you are agreeing to these Beeple Sculpture & NFT Terms by and between you and Beeple (the “Terms”).

The NFT is a single-edition digital asset that is specifically associated with “HUMAN ONE,” a digital work of authorship created by Beeple or its affiliates (the “Artwork”). It is a one-of-one NFT. Beeple will not produce additional NFTs associated with the Artwork.

Although the NFT and Physical Element are sold to the purchaser, the Artwork is licensed and not sold to such purchaser. The Artwork is neither stored nor embedded in the NFT, but is accessible through the NFT. The Physical Element displays a copy of the Artwork. Beeple hereby grants to the holder of the NFT and/or Physical Element a non-exclusive, perpetual license, subject to these Terms, to access, perform and/or display the Artwork using the NFT and/or the Physical Element, for the holder’s non-commercial purposes; provided, however, if the holder is a museum, it will not be restricted from selling admission tickets or passes to the public in connection with its exhibition of the Artwork. Except for the license granted above, Beeple and its affiliates retain all right, title and interest in and to the Artwork. The NFT and Physical Element may be separated and owned by different persons. If you are the holder of the NFT or Physical Element, you may transfer the NFT or Physical Element to a third party, but, after you do so, your license to the Artwork will immediately terminate.

The Physical Element is designed to continuously display the Artwork. Beeple will maintain remote access to the Physical Element to ensure proper functionality and/or enhance the displayed Artwork. Beeple warrants that the Physical Element does not contain any features designed to impair the continuous display of the Artwork.

Except as otherwise described in these Terms, Beeple provides the NFT and Physical Element, and licenses the Artwork to the holder of the NFT and/or Physical Element, on an “AS IS” basis, and expressly disclaims any warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, any warranties or conditions of title, non-infringement, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will Beeple be liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential, or other non-direct damages of any kind. The maximum aggregate liability of Beeple for all damages and causes of action, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, will be $100. The laws of the United States of America and the State of New York govern all matters arising out of or relating to these Terms without giving effect to any conflict of law principles.

By purchasing the NFT and Physical Element in the initial sale, you agree to cooperate in good faith with any reasonable request by Beeple to make the Physical Element available for display in museums, galleries, and other venues for a one-year period following the initial sale; provided that you will not be responsible for any costs or fees associated with making the Physical Element available for display.

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