NFT of digital artwork called ‘CryptoPunk’ sells for $11.8M
A nonfungible token (NFT) of a digital artwork called “CryptoPunk” has been sold for a world record amount of $11.8 million.
Auction house Sotheby’s shared Thursday that the famous artwork, which depicts an alien-like creature with blue-green skin wearing a medical mask, was auctioned off at a world record price.
Moments ago in our #London saleroom, an extremely rare “Alien” CryptoPunk #7523 from the collection of @sillytuna sold for $11.8M as part of our #NativelyDigital NFT auction – setting a new world auction record for a single CryptoPunk. pic.twitter.com/PDVUSttI3o
— Sotheby’s (@Sothebys) June 10, 2021
The artwork is a part of CryptoPunks, a series of 10,000-pixel artworks created by Larva Labs in 2017, according to a Reuters report. The CryptoPunk #7523, was the most sought after piece in the auction.
The NFT was sold in Sotheby’s online auction “Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale” which runs from June 3-10. The auction features various digital artwork from 27 different artists, Reuters noted.
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