NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have become a new way for artists to sell their work as digital assets. The market for NFT art has exploded over the past year, with some pieces selling for millions of dollars. Here are some of the most expensive NFT art pieces sold to date:
Beeple’s “The First 5000 Days” – $69 million
In March 2021, the digital artist Beeple sold his NFT artwork “The First 5000 Days” for a staggering $69 million at a Christie’s auction. The artwork is a collage of 5,000 individual digital images that Beeple created over 13 years. The sale of “The First 5000 Days” set a new record for the most expensive NFT artwork ever sold.
CryptoPunk #3100 – $7.57 million
CryptoPunks are a series of 10,000 unique pixel art characters created by Larva Labs. In March 2021, a rare CryptoPunk #3100 sold for $7.57 million at a Christie’s auction. The character is one of only nine “Alien” CryptoPunks, which are considered the rarest and most valuable.
CryptoPunk #7804 – $7.57 million
In May 2021, another rare CryptoPunk #7804 sold for the same price of $7.57 million, also at a Christie’s auction. The character is one of only 24 “Zombie” CryptoPunks, which are also highly coveted by collectors.
Grimes’ “WarNymph Collection” – $6 million
The musician and artist Grimes created a collection of NFT artwork called “WarNymph” in February 2021. The collection includes 10 pieces of digital art, with the most expensive piece selling for $6 million. The artwork features a character named WarNymph, who depicted in various surreal and futuristic settings.
Trevor Jones’ “The Bitcoin Angel” – $3.93 million
In March 2021, the artist Trevor Jones sold his NFT artwork “The Bitcoin Angel” for $3.93 million. The artwork features a statue of an angel holding a Bitcoin in one hand and a sword in the other. The sale of “The Bitcoin Angel” set a new record for the most expensive single NFT artwork sold at the time.
Pak’s “The Fungible Collection” – $2.8 million
The artist Pak created a collection of NFT artwork called “The Fungible Collection” in April 2021. The collection features 12 pieces of digital art that explore the concept of fungibility in the digital world. The most expensive piece sold for $2.8 million at a Sotheby’s auction.
Mad Dog Jones’ “REPLICATOR” – $4.1 million
The artist Mad Dog Jones sold his NFT artwork “REPLICATOR” for $4.1 million in May 2021. The artwork is a 3D animation of a machine that creates copies of itself, symbolizing the infinite reproducibility of digital art.
Fewocious’ “The First 100 Drops” – $2.16 million
Fewocious is a teenage artist who has gained a following for his colorful and surreal digital art. In March 2021, he sold his collection “The First 100 Drops” for $2.16 million. The collection includes 100 unique pieces of digital art, each one depicting a different character in Fewocious’ distinctive style.
Trevor Jones’ “Picasso’s Bull” – $1.4 million
In February 2021, Trevor Jones sold his NFT artwork “Picasso’s Bull” for $1.4 million. The artwork is a digital recreation of Picasso’s famous “Bull” sculpture, rendered in a colorful and dynamic style.
WhIsBe’s “LIFE: The KAWS Album Cover” – $1.5 million
In March 2021, the artist WhIsBe sold his NFT artwork “LIFE: The KAWS Album Cover” for $1.5 million. The artwork features a replica of the album cover for the 2015 KAWS album “The Long Goodbye,” with WhIsBe’s signature “Vandal Gummy” character added to the image.
These are just a few examples of the high prices that NFT art can fetch on the market. It’s worth noting that the value of NFT artwork can fluctuate rapidly, and that the market is still relatively new and untested. However, as more artists and collectors begin to explore the possibilities of NFTs, it’s likely that we’ll see more and more high-value sales in the years to come.