NFTs are changing the way we think about art, and investors have taken notice. NFTs have been at the forefront of the cryptocurrency arena for the past year. Artists have taken advantage of the possibility provided by NFTs to establish the scarcity of digital items in the real world.
The year 2021 has witnessed a tremendous increase in interest in NFTs, with Google searches for the term reaching all-time highs and NFT markets like as Nifty Gateway and OpenSea registering record trade volumes as everyone tries to learn more about this new asset class.
However, it isn’t just the level of curiosity that is rising. Individual NFTs are fetching astronomical prices, with artists such as Beeple making headlines for setting sales records. In light of this, we examine some of the most exorbitantly priced NFTs ever sold.
One of Us:
Beeple has become one of the leading proponents of the artistic approach to NFTs, in addition to being a forerunner of digital art. This is evidenced by the fact that his work Human One sold for $29 million at a Christies auction in 2021, making it the second largest sale of an NFT ever.
It is a piece of generative art with movement that reflects the concept of the first human born in the Metaverse, a hybrid piece that will be updated by Beeple in the future, as he described, an unparalleled feature that arises owing to blockchain technology.
Punk #7523, one of the few ‘Alien’ figures in the collection, was part of the prominent auction house, Sotheby’s, and sold for 11.7 million dollars, topping the list of CryptoPunks who have a large active participation among the most spectacular sales of the year for NFTs.
Punk #4156, one of the rarest CryptoPunks and one of the mono variants, was sold for 10.4 million dollars, almost the price of 2,500 ETH at the time. Since Punk #7523 was sold through an auction house, this Punk is the most expensive CryptoPunk sold domestically to date.
Save as Guy with a right-click:
In 2018, the artist XCopy developed a GIF format of it called Right-Click and Save as Guy, which went on to become one of the most valuable of 2021, selling for 1,600 ETH in early December on the digital collectible market SuperRare, which was equivalent to $7.08 million at the time.
The First 5000 Days: Everydays is a book on the first 5000 days of a person’s life:
The sale of digital artist Beeple’s The First 5000 Days, which sold for a record 69.3 million dollars through an auction at Christies, was without a doubt the it’s biggest topic of discussion in 2021.
The digital piece, which spans 13 years and includes Beeple’s everyday work, drew the attention of the media and, in particular, artists, who saw an intriguing model to investigate, igniting interest in crypto art. For the budding market, The First 5000 Days is the most expensive individual digital collectible of 2021 and history.