Digital-only artwork fetches nearly $70 million at Christie's

By Elizabeth Howcroft LONDON (Reuters) – A digital artwork sold for nearly $70 million at Christie’s on Thursday, in the first ever sale by a major auction house of a piece of art that does not exist in physical form. “Everydays – The First 5000 Days” is a digital work by American artist Mike Winkelmann, known as Beeple. It is a collage of 5,000 individual images, which were made one-per-day over more than thirteen years. The sale of the work for $69,346,250 put Beeple in the top three most valuable living artists, Christie’s said in a Tweet. The work is in the form of a new type of digital as…

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