Beeple's $29M Sculpture Coming to the US

Beeple's $29M Sculpture Coming to the US

Beeple's first sculpture, Human One, will be exhibited in the United States for the first time at the Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas, according to a report from ArtNews.

 The Deets

  • Human One: A screen-fitted box depicting an astronaut in various landscapes.
  • Owned by: Swiss venture capitalist Ryan Zurrer.
  • Purpose: Enhancing the interaction between digital and traditional art.
  • The Twist: A unique NFT scavenger hunt for museum attendees.

πŸ“šThe Bulk

Human One is a rectangular box displaying an astronaut journeying through different landscapes. This piece, which fetched an astounding $29 million at Christie’s in 2021, will be showcased at the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas.

The artwork is currently owned by Ryan Zurrer, a Swiss venture capitalist. He has previously participated in philanthropic auctions with Christie's, supporting his nonprofit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), and lent Human One to various art institutions globally.

In an added twist, Beeple has crafted a unique NFT scavenger hunt for attendees of the Crystal Bridges Museum. Visitors who identify clues hidden within the artwork can unlock NFTs the artist created in his studio. 

πŸ“Š By the Numbers

Beeple's Human One sold for $29 million at auction in 2021. 

🎀 Founder's Feedback

extremely honored to have HUMAN ONE coming to Crystal Bridges. This is an amazing institute of America art and we could not be more excited to have our US debut there!!!! πŸ™β€οΈBeeple

πŸ”œ What's Next?

Human One will be on display at the Crystal Bridges Museum starting on Friday, July 28 through January 2024. Attendees can look forward to participating in Beeple's NFT scavenger hunt and experiencing this unique fusion of traditional and digital art.

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