Intro To NFT Art | Digital Doodle | “social” “media”

Inspired by Christie’s sale of the work of digital artist Mike Winkelmann, aka Beeple. I repeat digital, as this rang a bell. Winkelmann posted a digital image every day since 2007, now amounting to 5000. This (what is it exactly?) will be sold at Christie’s. (Curious to see the outcome!) My archive has many a digital doodle I didn’t think worth posting. But now I’m thinking hey. It is definitely creating space in my head: do not ponder about the goal too much. Here’s one I did yesterday. -> I am starting to understand my own gospel 😉

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“Everydays — The First 5000 Days” is a collage of all the images that the artist known as Beeple has been posting online each day since 2007. Image via Christie’s

PS | 031121 | RECORD SET FOR NFT SALE

As it stands, also this screenshot of a newsflash by the New York Times could be a piece of art in the NFT category – only by means of explanation, not saying it is – It is a moment in time, only one original image, all of it exists only digital – but no NFT yet | idea by wilson tichelaar

It is hard to grasp but what just sold for a record amount of cash (well, no, not cash but $69.3 million worth in cryptocurrency Ethereum) is an enormous amount of data. And it can still be copied, printed if you like, multiplied, but there’s only one mother-piece and this is it, sold at Christie’s.

It has a certificate, a number, a unique set of digits kept on an inaccessible server of sorts – an NFT, the non-fungible token – and that makes it very attractive to – erm – people who are into money I guess? Into conceptual art? People who have plenty of cryptocash and don’t feel the weight of the actual money it represents? The idea is definitely at the core of this craze.

It’s an interesting read, (New York Times on the Beeple sale) although it feels more like a lecture on economics rather than art, the invaluable expression of the human soul (in my words, but I’m open for debate!).

Erm, maybe’s there’s more to it than a simple screenshot | A detail from Beeple’s “Everydays — The First 5000 Days,” a collage of digital images that was “minted” as a “nonfungible token,” or NFT, and sold for $69.3 million. Christie’s Images Ltd.

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