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Ethereum-Backed 3D Video Sculpture 'Human One' by NFT Artist Beeple Bought For Close to USD 30 Million by Swiss Buyer
- 11th Nov 2021
With the advent of NFT, the world of art has witnessed some serious momentum. The latest one with a slight twist is the sale of 'Human One' a 3-D sculpture of an astronaut by NFT artist Beeple. This extraordinary art work was procured by a Swiss buyer at an auction for close to 30 million US dollars.
Art & NFT
Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are unique pieces of data stored on the blockchain. This technology is rapidly gaining mainstream acceptance especially in the world of art, video where the owner would like to have an authenticated non-challengeable proof of ownership.
To understand this technically, most NFTs are part of the Ethereum blockchain. Ethereum which happens to be a cryptocurrency with a blockchain, also supports these NFTs. These Non-fungible Tokens are fed with extra information making them different from an Ethereum coin. As a matter of fact other blockchains can also have their unique versions of NFTs.
Beeple – playing it big with NFTs
Michael Joseph Winkelmann AKA Beeple, happens to be an American digital artist, graphic designer, and animator who has taken the world of NFTs by storm literally.
In March 2021 with the sale of his Everydays collage NFT at Christie’s for USD 69 million, Beeple literally has managed to write the first page in the enormously exciting book of NFTs. With his second NFT sale of a really unique piece of art called 'Human One' within almost six months, Beeple has added another golden page to his glorious NFT journey.
What is Different About Human One?
Human One is surely a new age piece of art and has been mentioned as a Kinetic Video Sculpture in the auction catalogue. This description itself makes it very interesting and what makes it more exciting is the fact that Human One is a piece of art that a beholder can touch in reality.
Human One is a glass box showing an astronaut walking and the backgrounds, which have been programmed digitally, keep changing. The settings keep altering depending on the box’s geographic location and the local time at that place.
This unusual artwork by Beeple sold to a Swiss buyer as an NFT for close to 30 million USD on 10th November 2021.