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    Beeple (b. 1981)
    The Everydays - The 2020 Collection (three works), 2020
    Non-fungible token (MP4)
    Ed. 61/271, 119/207, 14/123

    Each work comes in the original box with signed and numbered physical tokens: a charging cord and block, a vial of hair, a certificate of authenticity with the token ID, a cloth, and each have an envelope.

    PROVENANCE:
    From the artist through NiftyGateway;
    Acquired from the above by the current owner.

    Bull Run
    Day: # 4951 Date: 11.19.20
    2400 x 3000 pixels (7,565,312 bytes)
    Edition: #61/271
    Minted: 12/11/2020
    Token I.D: 100010061
    Smart contract address: 0xd92e44ac213b9ebda0178e1523cc0ce177b7fa96

    Into The Ether
    Day #: 4917 Date: 10.16.20
    2400 x 3000 pixels (17,043,456 bytes)
    Edition: 119/207
    Minted: 12/11/2020
    Token I.D: 100030119
    Smart contract address: 0xd92e44ac213b9ebda0178e1523cc0ce177b7fa96

    Infected
    Day: # 4728 Date: 4.10.20
    2000 x 2500 pixels (4,435,968 bytes)
    Edition: #14/123
    Minted: 12/11/2020
    Token I.D: 100020014
    Smart contract address: 0xd92e44ac213b9ebda0178e1523cc0ce177b7fa96

    NOTE:
    Please note a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Open Earth Foundation, a US-based research and deployment 501c3 nonprofit, raising funds to develop innovative open digital infrastructure for improved management of planet Earth. Accepting Bitcoin and Ether (Some conditions apply: contact Taylor Curry at TaylorC@ha.com for details)



    Under the pseudonym 'Beeple', South Carolina based Mike Winklemann has quickly become one of the most prolific digitally native artists of the contemporary era. Employing a wide variety of digital techniques through consumer-available software suites, Beeple consistently creates unique magnum opus renderings and sketches whose agendas extend far beyond the visual and compositional. Instead, his works, doused in quotidian pop culture and current event motifs, serve as judicious political satires and impenitent social commentaries.

    On May 1, 2007 Beeple embarked on his Iliadic journey of creating one complete unique piece of art each day - a body of work he affectionately named Everydays. According to the artist, the purpose of the project is "to help me get better at different things." Having not missed a single day, and thus creating over 5000 unique pieces since inception, Beeple's initial honest foray into self-development through intentional experimentation quickly became ubiquitous timely snapshots, effortlessly capturing the zeitgeist of the last decade.

    Throughout his artistic career, however, Beeple's consistent pioneering of innovative technologies has not stopped at the digital canvas. In recent years, his identity has become synonymous with the technology on which his pieces can safely change hands and propagate throughout the web. Beeple's works are now exclusively created and "minted" alongside NFTs (non-fungible tokens), distinct tokens that represent unique digital items which, like cryptocurrencies, run on the blockchain. This new industrial approach to digital art, for the first time, allows for easily accessible proof-of-ownership, provenance-tracking and authentication of works.

    The ground-breaking sale of his recent piece The First 5000 Days, a digital collage of his first 5000 Everydays, which sold for a staggering $69 million at auction, has not only comfortably cemented Beeple among the top three most valuable living artists but has also served as a launchpad, propelling his legacy into the art historical canon for centuries to come.

    This lot features three seminal Everyday pieces Bull Run, Into the Ether and Infected Culture that epitomize Beeple's signature style, love for digital currencies and quintessential pop culture themes. Using his signature software suites, specifically Cinema 4D, Octane and Photoshop, the artist's created works not only serve as gateways into meticulously generated sci-fi worlds, but also as lenses through which we can interpret our own.


    More information about Beeple, also known as Beeple, Mike Winkelmann, Michael Joseph Winkelmann.

    Condition Report*: Please note the winning bidder will receive the NFTs via NiftyGateway along with the physical tokens which will be sent via FedEx.

    Each work comes in the original box with physical tokens; scattered mild scratches to the exterior of the boxes; overall the physical tokens are in good condition.

    Measurements of each box: 13 x 9-3/4 x 4-1/4 inches (33 x 24.8 x 10.8 cm)
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2021
    13th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 47
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