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Throughout the fine art world, there are many big-name artists who can be relied upon to generate huge sales in an auction setting; Banksy, Jeff Koons, and Yayoi Kusama are just a few and then there is Beeple or Mike Winkelmann.  

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BEEPLE IS MIKE WINKELMANN.

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Beeple is Mike Winkelmann, a graphic designer from Charleston, SC, USA who does a variety of digital artwork including short films, Creative Commons VJ loops, everydays and VR / AR work.  

After he began releasing a set of widely used Creative Commons VJ loops he has worked on concert visuals for Justin Bieber, One Direction, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Zedd, deadmau5 and many more.   

One of the originators of the current “everyday” movement in 3D graphics, he has been creating a picture everyday from start to finish and posting it online for over ten years without missing a single day.

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“Every single day for the last 13 years, the digital artist Beeple has created a unique artwork from start to finish as part of his monumental ongoing series, EVERYDAYS. . This month, we will offer… #beeple #digitalart #digitalartist #artist #art #thefirst5000days #nft @beeple_crap”

What’s this Non-Fungible Token (NFTs) Craze All About, Anyway?

Non-fungible tokens contain identifying information recorded in their smart contracts. It’s this information that makes each NFG different and that’s why they cannot be directly replaced by another token. So: non-fungible tokens are not interchangeable – each of these tokens is unique. They cannot be swapped like for like, because no two are alike. This helps make non-fungible tokens (aka NFTs) take blockchain applications way beyond the usual digital currency use. So, in essence, the possible uses of this technology are pretty much endless.

Digital artists notoriously experience a lot of difficulties when it comes to protecting their copyright online. Thanks to NFTs, digital artists can safely sell their works. Non-fungible tokens and their smart contracts allow for detailed attributes to be added, like the identity of the owner, rich metadata or secure file links — all of this greatly helps artists have copyright over their work.

The world of crypto has also inspired artists to create futuristic and exciting artworks that seek to explore the world of the crypto/blockchain movement.

some examples:

Async.art: Async Art is a new art movement built on the blockchain. Create, collect, and trade programmable art: digital paintings split into “Layers”, which you can use to affect the overall image. Launched in February 2020, there has already been over $2.5M in bid volume on the platform and over $600,000 in artist sales. In fact, we’re delighted to report that Matt Kane’s “Right Place & Right Time,” a programmable artwork that changes with Bitcoin price volatility, sold for over $100K on Async.art.

Mon.art: Monart describes itself as the international art marketplace and community to purchase great artworks through the secured Blockchain.

ThomasCrown.art: Thomas Crown Art has created an innovative solution for artists and art collectors providing the ability to use works of art as a literal “store of value” and serve as a cryptocurrency wallet for owners/collectors whilst providing an independent method to conclusively prove the provenance of artwork quickly and easily, and to view an incorruptible chain of ownership.

NFT.art: NFT.ART’s Social Community is focused on showing work by both established and emerging artists in the fields modern pop, illustration art, and crypto-art. All artworks on Display in NFT.ART galleries are as well minted on the blockchain as a unique Asset.

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Mass adoption of NFTs is definitely a possibility. According to an interview conducted by CoinTelegraph, Artur Sychov, founder and CEO of virtual reality platform Somnium Space, identified the art industry as being primed for blockchain disruption, saying: “Art is one of the biggest and fastest-growing applications for NFTs. The intersection of proof of ownership and scarcity makes it a perfect match made in heaven. Same with physical goods. Buying a digital copy and receiving a physical equivalent is becoming a big business and part of an ecosystem.” 

“These pictures are all done from start to finish every day. The purpose of this project is to help me get better at different things. By posting the results online, I’m “less” likely to throw down a big pile of ass-shit even though most of the time I still do because I suck ass.” – Beeple
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