Sotheby's to Host "Natively Digital" NFT Auctions This Month
Sotheby's will hold two "Natively Digital" themed NFT auctions this month, featuring digital art inspired by the popular internet trend "oddly satisfying" from Reddit, according to a report from CoinDesk.
🔎 The Deets
- The first auction, titled "Natively Digital: Oddly Satisfying," will run from March 17 to March 24 in Paris.
- Prominent NFT artists, including Anyma, Beeple, Lucas Zanotto, and Josh Pierce, will showcase their 3D animated works in the sale.
- Sotheby's will also host an auction in New York called "Natively Digital: Glitch-ism," featuring "glitch art" inspired by the early days of the internet.
- Michael Bouhanna, head of digital art and NFTs at Sotheby's, says the auctions will showcase the intersection of art and technology and the historical lineage embedded in current creative trends.
🎤 Founder Feedback
With both editions of Natively Digital this month, one of the recurring themes throughout is how digital art communicates our ever-evolving relationship with technology.Michael Bouhanna, head of digital art at Sotheby's
🎤 Community Feedback
Sotheby's announcement seems to have been mostly well-received, though artist Cory Van Lew presented a dissenting view, stating, "Almost looks like they are trying to suck some more $ out of our market by fulfilling a bunch of artists dreams of selling at Sotheby's, how and why would we say no? Sotheby's is cool n all I get it, but the real moves are making your own museum/gallery of some sort (i.e. beeple) and bring the community to your world."