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In other news: “How Beeple crashed the Art world”

The buyer was an N.F.T. fund called Metapurse, led by Vignesh Sundaresan, a Singapore-based blockchain entrepreneur. “This is going to be a billion-dollar piece someday,” another Metapurse operator, Anand Venkateswaran, told the site Artnet, after the sale. “This has the potential to be the work of art of this generation.”

 

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When I asked him about the inspiration for one of his early “Everydays,” he replied, “I’m going to be honest, when you say, ‘Abstract Expressionism,’ literally, I have no idea what the hell that is.” Yet Winkelmann is now fielding offers from some of the largest galleries in the world. A few hours before I spoke with him, he’d received a message from Damien Hirst, an art-world enfant terrible of an earlier decade. He read it off to me from his iPhone screen: “My fifteen-year-old son showed me your work a while ago, this is fucking great, congratulations, you’re awesome.”

Kyle Chayka, The New Yorker, March 22, 2021

Read the full article here at The New Yorker.

OMG - Instead of studying art, this guy want's to study art history! 🙂

In contrast to the N.F.T. of Beeple, dadacoin provides a fungible token with far more utilities (and finer art). 

 

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