Who is Beeple?
Beeple is Mike Winkelmann, a graphic designer from Charleston, SC, USA who does a variety of digital artwork including short films, Creative Commons VJ loops, everydays and VR / AR work. He has done work for Apple, Space X, Nike, Coca-Cola, Adobe, Pepsi, Samsung and many more.
After he began releasing a set of widely used Creative Commons VJ loops he has worked on concert visuals for Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Childish Gambino, Imagine Dragons, One Direction, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Zedd, Skrillex, deadmau5 and many more.
Beeple's artwork was featured on Louis Vuitton’s Women's Spring 2019 ready to wear collection as well as window displays at their flagship stores all over the world. They also worked together to build a bespoke custom handbag featuring bendable LED screens that featured his videos.
One of the originators of the current "everyday" movement in 3D graphics, he has been creating a picture everyday from start to finish and posting it online for over thirteen years without missing a single day.
Let's start with the $ 1 piece titled
“POLITICS IS BULLSHIT”
This is a really dope artwork! But the move to offer it at 1$ is next-level genius! Adds to the lore and the story behind it. Now if you combine this amazing description by the artist:
“ok first off it's a fucking dollar, if you need extra convincing from some BS artist's notes whether you want to spend a dollar on this i will punch you in the god damn face. smash the buy button ya jabroni.”
Spoken like a true degen, no wonder the NFT space loves him so much. The secondary market on this is already going insane!
Now moving into the main course:
“CRYPTO IS BULLSHIT”
... both being 1/1 editions in auction reached the price of 66.666 $ each. Very nice Halloween inspired amount and record breaking for NiftyGateway, the previous placeholder was Trevor Jones with 55.555$. Winner of the auction was Pablofr so he broke his own record because he is also the owner of ‘Picasso’s Bull’. Our crystal ball is predicting that the next amount to break this record will be 77.777$ or maybe 69.420$
What is revolutionary behind CROSSROAD is that the final artwork will change depending on the outcome of the U.S. election. So the owner doesn't really know which version he will end up getting.
So if Trump wins the artwork will be this:
If Biden wins:
And it all comes packaged with another absolutely wonderful description:
Now moving to the Final piece and my personal favorite:
“CRYPTO IS BULLSHIT”
What a masterpiece! Really love this one!
Shortly after the auction Beeple full of adrenaline tweeted out: