The non-fungible token market is gaining stream again in 2023 after suffering a brutal meltdown in the past several months. In recent days, NFTs have begun showcasing signs of rebound, with some NFTs selling for millions of dollars. Van Gogh’s masterpiece is a perfect example, selling as an NFT for over $1.27 million.
Van Gogh’s Painting Sells An NFT For $1.2M
Data compiled by CryptoSlam.io, an on-chain data aggregator, confirmed that Van Gogh’s painting was sold as an NFT for $1,275,612 a few hours ago. Van Gogh’s painting #283 was tokenized on Bitcoin, one of the leading blockchain networks for NFTs.
Lived between 1853 and 1890, the legendary artist Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. During his time, Van Gogh created approximately 2100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life.
The record-smashing NFT sale comes after months of increasingly valuable auctions. In August, Salvator Mundi, the world’s most expensive artwork, was tokenized as a digital collectible on the Ethereum network. The tokenized artwork sold for $450 million at Christie’s auction house in New York.
Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece: Salvator Mundi 🔮
Rediscovered, restored, and auctioned for a record-breaking USD 450,312,500 in 2017, making it the world’s most expensive artwork ever sold 📈
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Salvator Mundi Sold As An NFT For $450M
The Salvator Mundi is a painting attributed to the legendary artist Leonardo da Vinci and is believed to have been created between 1499 and 1510. Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, which features Christ holding a crystal orb, was minted by ElmonX, a platform that creates licensed contemporary, modern, and impressionist NFT art.
Born in 1452, Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath of the High Renaissance who was active as a painter, draughtsman, engineer, scientist, theorist, sculptor, and architect. The legendary artist Leonardo da Vinci died in 1519.
Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” created in 1503, Van Gogh’s Starry Night – 1889, Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker – 1904, and Claude Monet’s Nymphéas – 1907, have all been tokenized on the Ethereum blockchain network and minted as non-fungible tokens.
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