Renowned luxury auction house Christie’s has announced the company’s first non-fungible token (NFT) art sale in Asia on September 17th. According to the announcement, NFTs will feature Cryptopunks by Larva Labs, Meebits and Bored Apps.
Christie’s unveils first NFT auction in Asia
Founded in 1766 by James Christie, British auction house Christie’s has been auctioning luxury goods, artwork, clothing and jewelry for over 100 years. Christie’s entered the cryptocurrency and blockchain scene last year, selling its first NFTs for $131,250. First NFT Auction House sold Robert Ellis’s “Block 21 (42.36433° N, -71.26189° E) (Portraits of a Mind)”.
During the second week of May, Christie’s held a Cryptopunks auction, where the auction house sold nine punks. over $16 million. Christie’s was also instrumental during the Beeple NFT sale, which sold in bulk. $69 million And by far the most expensive is NFT. In July, the artist “Favious” raised over $2 million for a single. nft collection At Christie’s auction.
Christie’s has now announced another non-fungible token art auction in which NFTs like Cryptopunks, BoredApps and Meebits will be sold on the auction block. According to Christie’s, the NFT auction featuring these NFTs will begin on September 17th at 2:00PM (HKT) and end on September 28th at 2:00PM (HKT). In a statement sent to Bitcoin.com News, Christie said that NFTs are “extraordinarily rare.” More details about the auction house’s NFT sale will be released on Monday.
Christie’s website notes, “Christie’s Presents No Time Like Present, featuring the first NFT sale in Asia offered by an international auction house.” British auction house says:
Highlights of the sale will include a group of exceptionally rare Cryptopunks made by Larva Labs, as well as Yuga Labs’ Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Larva Labs’ latest creation, Meebits. This auction will be the first time BAYC and Meebits will be offered outside an NFT-trading platform. This sale is set to set another milestone in the history of crypto art.
Apart from Christie’s, some other great auction houses like Philips and Sotheby’s have joined the NFT and blockchain space. Philips Auction House auctioned off one of Banksy’s “Laugh Now Panel” prints during the first week of June. Sotheby’s is working with artists such as Jay-Z, the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee, and also auctioning diamonds for crypto.
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