Items tagged with mike winkelmann

It was a good day for a collector of digital art, who managed to score an insanely rich payday for what amounts to a short 10-second multimedia clip. The digital clip sold for $6.6 million at auction. That works out to $660,000 per second of video and audio, and here is the kicker—the clip is available to anyone with internet access to view for free. So why did it command so much? In a word, blockchain. The video is the creation of digital artist Mike Winkelmann, otherwise known as "Beeple" online. This particular pieced, titled "Crossroads," appears to show former President Donald Trump keeled over with various disparaging remarks tattooed or written on his unclothed boby. It sold as an... Read more...