Everydays: the First 5000 Days is a digital image created by the American artist Mike Winkelman, known by the creative pseudonym Beeple. In 2021, the work was sold at auction for more than 69 million US dollars.
The work is a collage from the "Everyday" series, a digital image in JPEG format with a resolution of 21,069 by 21,069 pixels. The painting consists of five thousand fragments, which Bipl exhibited daily on the Internet since 2007.
In 2021, the painting was presented at auction as a work of NFT, a unique record in a blockchain with a confirmed right of ownership.
At Christie's auction, where the painting was exhibited, it was allowed to pay only in cryptocurrency ether. The auction, which started with $ 100, lasted two weeks. As many bets were made in the last few seconds, the organizers continued bidding. Finally, on March 11, 2021, the lot was purchased by Metacovan, an investor in the NFT fund, paying 42,329,453 ethers or $ 69,346,250.
The author of "Everyday Life" became one of the three most expensive artists of our time after Jeff Koons and David Gockney.
Fragments of "Everyday Life"