Illustration in the style of Mike Winkelmann
Beeple, also known as Michael Joseph Winkelmann, is an American digital artist, graphic designer, and animator. He is recognized for his phantasmagoric artwork that comments on political and social issues while utilizing pop culture references. Beeple started his "Everydays" project in 2007, where he creates a piece of art every day. His works often depict dystopian futures, and he frequently uses recognizable figures from popular culture or politics to satirize current events.
His Art Was Recently Sold for $28,958,000 at Christie's Auction House
In February 2021, Beeple began selling non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which are digital tokens associated with works of art. His NFT, "Everydays: the First 5000 Days," a collage of images from his "Everydays" series, was sold for $69 million in cryptocurrency at Christie's on March 12, 2021. This was the first purely non-fungible token to be sold by the auction house. Beeple's work was also incorporated into Louis Vuitton's Spring/Summer 2019 ready-to-wear collection. One of his most recent works, "HUMAN ONE," a 7-foot-high sculpture, was sold for $28,958,000 at Christie's on November 9, 2021. It is the first major work made by the artist that has both a sculptural and NFT component. The artwork was exhibited at the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art and later at the M+ Museum.