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David Bridburg

8 Days Ago

First Digital Artwork To Be Auctioned At Christies

https://news.artnet.com/market/christies-nft-blockchain-art-auction-1943697


There was a thread related to this that UP started. But this is about the auction process.

It is blockchain.

"The starting price for the work, which bidders can throw money at from February 25 through March 11, is just $100."

Not that anyone really understands what is going on, but as the guy in a donut store commented two weeks ago, "how do you make change for a $45k bitcoin"?

Dave Bridburg
Bridburg.com
Post Modern Gallery

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Carmen Hathaway

8 Days Ago

Interesting to note, in the article: that the artist, whose work focuses on society’s alternating obsessions and fears of technology, set out to create and publish online a new artwork every day, a task he has been at for 13 years.

The works, known as “Everydays,” come together in the Christie’s lot as a composite of every single individual image put into a single place.

“Together, this work presents an extensive glimpse into Beeple’s artistic journey from his early days of anonymity to the digital art star that he is today,” according to a statement from Christie’s.


Puts me in mind of the current Pixels 100 Day Challenge. Think any of us is game for 13 + years?   :)

 

David Bridburg

8 Days Ago

Carmen,

I am glad I have retired as an artist now that you ask that.

I am but a mere marketer now.

Dave Bridburg
Bridburg.com
Post Modern Gallery

 

Floyd Snyder

8 Days Ago

Retired?

Stop saying that and get back to work!

You are too damn young to retire from anything let alone art! 😁

 

Val Arie

8 Days Ago

This is very cool - Thank you for sharing.

David I agree with Floyd? Retired?

Carmen - the challenge is challenging and I will be sad to see it end but 13 years?

Edit-

Having looked at the piece I was disappointed to see it is the compilation that is what they found interesting, not any individual piece.

 

Carmen Hathaway

8 Days Ago

 

@ Val I looked at the piece too.

It looks very much like the result of compiling images using mosaic generating software.
I used mosaic software years ago — a fun exercise in using compilation of images from your own library, applied to create a photo mosaic.

Although using it was fun, the novelty wore off pronto. Might revisit some day or other.

Here's a link to https://listoffreeware.com/best-free-mosaic-maker-software-window

I was interested in how blockchain encryption works for authenticating artist digital signatures.

PSsssst. 😏 re: 13 years — what the hey, hey?   😉

 

Douglas Brown

8 Days Ago

I recommended in the February Suggestion thread that we should sell as an accessory Certificates of authenticity as i had this kind of thing in mind, the amount of digital prints photography/digital art selling is growing yearly.

A certificate of authenticity would offer the buyer proof of purchase, artist name, print dimensions, paper used, sale number, and price paid. I say that information would be really useful when the print came up for resale.

There are some amazing digital artists/print designers out there and it is obvious some artists work is more desirable than others.

When that artist passes away, like art the value of that digital artists work will increase in value, investing in digital art has a future, a certificate of authenticity definitely has a role to protect and increase the original value.

 

David Bridburg

8 Days Ago

Valarie,

Do not take Floyd too seriously about my retirement.

LOL

I am moving on in the arts. I am moving in on the marketing.

Dave Bridburg
Bridburg.com
Post Modern Gallery

 
 

David Bridburg

8 Days Ago

Douglas,

Blockchain is the authentication built in. Better than a piece of paper.

FAA is not yet working with blockchain bitcoin etc or whatever.

I think most people working with it have no clue what they were working with.

Dave Bridburg
Bridburg.com
Post Modern Gallery

 

Val Arie

8 Days Ago

@ Carmen - That is kind of cool - thank you. Don't know if I would actually take the time - maybe just for the heck of it.

@ David - Good! I was afraid you were going to walk away from it all!

 

Douglas Brown

8 Days Ago

Great artwork Roy and great idea selling one of a kind wall art prints, the ultimate limited edition. Do you provide a certificate of authenticity as i mentioned with all of the important metadata? My worry for you top digital artists is that your prints can be bought/stolen and then copied and resold offline at markets etc.

I’m sure FAA could offer a certificate of authenticity/purchase for sale which would be watermarked throughout and include all the important information as previously mentioned.

I’m sure that would lead to more print sales, art regardless is and should be an investment, having all the information in paper form and including blockchain etc will provide a higher level of confidence for the buyer and if they decide to sell in future.

Many of us i’m sure watch the antique t.v shows (American Pickers etc), you see it all the time, if only we could prove it was an original etc etc.

 

David Bridburg

8 Days Ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digimarc

There are patents on that sort of watermarking already.

For our purposes this does not hold the weight of a registered copyright.

My first year here and old old timer introduced me to Digimarc. I tried it in a half a dozen pieces. Meaningless compared to registration in the US.

Dave Bridburg
Bridburg.com
Post Modern Gallery

 

Douglas Brown

8 Days Ago

No it doesn’t and registering a design as a creator is relatively cheap, but when buying a car you get the paperwork, when buying a house you get the title deed, ok not the same as buying art, but my idea is about promoting authenticity of purchase, consumer confidence is what attracts buyers, i know certificates are obligatory if selling limited editions, but let’s offer a fool proof certificate of purchase on the sale of all wall art.

I think this idea can be offered as an accessory sale, optional, FAA could lead the way.

 

Floyd Snyder

7 Days Ago

"A certificate of authenticity would offer the buyer proof of purchase, artist name, print dimensions, paper used, sale number, and price paid. I say that information would be really useful when the print came up for resale."

Doesn't the sales receipt do the same thing?

 

David Bridburg

7 Days Ago

There is a difference here between oil on canvas or a print for resale.

Not that much of what is an oil on canvas will appreciate in value.

Dave Bridburg
Bridburg.com
Post Modern Gallery

 

Tom Druin

7 Days Ago

https://www.hahnemuehle.ca/portfolio-box-limited-edition/ Hahnemuhle amazing paper, with the ability to create very unique limited editions.

 

RD Erickson

7 Days Ago

Douglas - I would IF I knew who bought them - I once offered them.

 

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