Most Influential 2021: Beeple

Most Influential 2021: Beeple

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) were already gaining steam before Mike Winkelmann, the digital artist who publishes under the name Beeple, sold a work at a Christie’s auction for $69.9 million. But it was that sale, made in Ethereum’s currency ETH, that brought the sub-sector to public consciousness. Winkelmann was a successful artist before NFTs, having worked with several mainstream brands and artists, but the auction of “EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS,” a collage of his previous 13-years of work, has made him one of the most successful artists to date (behind only Leonardo da Vinci and Jeff Koons in terms of highest grossing sales). Beeple answered a few questions from CoinDesk. Here is an edited version of the interview:

Originally Posted on: https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/12/10/most-influential-2021-beeple/
By: CoinDesk Staff

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