Highest NFT sold for 69 Million
Beeple (b. 1981)
EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS
Token ID: 40913
Wallet address: 0xc6b0562605D35eE710138402B878ffe6F2E23807
Smart contract address: 0x2a46f2ffd99e19a89476e2f62270e0a35bbf0756
Non-fungible token (jpg) 21,069 x 21,069 pixels (319,168,313 bytes)
Minted on 16 February 2021.
JPGE image Beeple collection EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS sold by Christies with 69 million.
The Everydays are based on 5000 days in the life of Mike Winkelmann, aka Beeple. Everydays was Winkelmann's collection of 5000 digital images. In 2021, Christie's sold the transaction's non-fungible token (NFT) for $69.3 million, the highest price ever paid for one.
A new piece of artwork has been posted every day by Beeple since May 2007. Winkelmann creates over 5,000 digital pictures every day without interruption.
Comparing Day 1 (1 May 2007) with Day 5,000 (7 January 2021), Beeple has made incredible progress as an artist. The process began with basic drawings every day. A new set of abstract themes, colors, form, and repetitions emerged when Beeple began working in 3D. His digital photography has evolved over the past five years.
Buyer of Everydays
Founder of Metapurse NFT and MetaKovan, Vignesh Sundaresan, purchased the NFT. Sundaresan spent 42,329 Ethereum to create the artwork.
The media frenzy surrounding the Everydays auction led Sundaresan and Winkelmann to market twenty other Beeple works. There have been allegations of a publicity stunt involving the auction.
Even though Sundaresan owns the rights to the NFT, he does not own the copyright. NFT can be viewed in a virtual museum by using a web browser. The highest selling NFT remains Everydays.