Mike Winkelmann’s NFT, known as Beeple, sold for $69.3 million, making it the most expensive NFT in the world. The graphic designer is now back with a new multimillion-dollar investment, “a video of an astronaut advancing through a dystopian landscape.”
Beeple’s new creation, Human One, brings the physical and digital worlds together. It showcases an astronaut walking against different backgrounds in a box that is said to be about two meters tall.
The 2-meter-long artwork named “Human One” was a piece of art with four large LED screens placed in a wooden frame, with an astronaut figure in an aluminum suit. The auction house behind the sale, Christie’s, expects the piece to receive bids in excess of $15 million when it goes on sale on November 9.
Described as “Beeple’s first physical work of art”, the sculpture also has its roots in the digital world. Moving images designed by the artist are connected to the screen with a computer placed at the base of the object.
The new sculpture is described as a generative work of art, a dynamically changing physical and digital piece that showcases images stored on the Ethereum blockchain, which the artist aims to add and develop creatively throughout his life.
Winkelmann said in the press release that he will continue to add new designs to the blockchain, continuing to evolve throughout the life of his work.
The physical artwork at the auction will be accompanied by an NFT representing digital assets. Christie’s said it will accept Ethereum or Bitcoin as a payment method, along with the US dollar.
Winkelmann’s art continues to change hands in NFT markets. The Human One artwork will appear for the first time in the big auction house since “Everydays”, the world’s most expensive NFT work.