All posts tagged: NFT

$69 million for something that is free

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SvD Näringsliv

This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on March 17th, 2021. 5,000 free Instagram photos – for $69 million. The auction price for “Everydays: The first 5000 days” turned the art world upside down. Signs of both a bubble and careless spending? Rather, a new type of investor has presented itself – those who prefer non-traditional asset classes such as cryptocurrencies and shares in collectibles. When the historic auction closed last week, it […]

Why digital art is selling for millions of dollars

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SvD Näringsliv

This column was first published in SvD Kultur, in Swedish, on March 1st, 2021. The legendary auction house Christie’s is selling a digital work of art and thus joining a trend that is growing explosively. The items are suddenly sold for record sums. Will it last? $1.4 million in seven minutes. This is how much the American artist Micah Johnson sold his new digital artwork “Genesis.001” for recently. But unlike a traditional auction, 1,402 different people […]