British auction house Christie’s, founded in 1766, is offering digital crypto artwork to wealthy collectors in a new auction next month. Less than 3 weeks after NFT artwork by Beeple called “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days.” was sold for $69 million. It made Beeple the third most-expensive living artist.
All nine CryptoPunks offered by Christie’s is from mints below 1,000. Meaning they were created in the early days of the company’s digital creations. The “punks” are from Larva Labs’s own collection and are set to feature in the 255-year-old auction house’s “21st Century Evening Sale” next month in New York City.
The mint numbers include; 2, 532, 58, 30, 635, 602, 768, 603 and 757, with a “rare alien” collectible to be included.
This news is a bullish signal. It means NFT’s continue to be legitimized by establishment art firms, even as athletes and musicians also ramp up their participation in the NFT space.
Rival auction house Sotheby’s, which was founded 22 years before Christie’s, will also sell NFT art later this month.
DeGenData claimed “Punk Sellers are racing to pull their punks off the market” after the announcement. Offers for the Punks are getting hit like never before.