Dark Horse 🐴 Beeple

an artNFTexpert.com article | so I've decided to stuff whatever crazy writing I do into this newsletter... cheers!

Beeple is a concept artist.

Beeple is a concept artist that made $69 million for the sale of one work through Christie’s auction house.

🙃WTF?

Nobody needs to get upset over the term concept artist. During the 90s I investigated becoming a concept artist myself… And I just didn’t fit.

BUT there is no way I would’ve ever predicted a concept artist to have artwork selling at Christie’s… Especially for $69 million!!

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Beeple did not sell his work because he is a concept artist.

He sold his work because:

  1. he did what he wanted to do

  2. was passion about it💎

  3. consistent

  4. serendipity of getting involved with crypto art= right place, right time.

His work sold, not because he’s a concept artist, BUT because he is a successful crypto artist. He has been selling crypto work for only a few years to a very niche collector base. These collectors are not even traditional art collectors. They are Cryptocurrency Investors.💎

So- one of the most successfully financial artist of our time is not from the fine art world, and not financed by the fine art world.

🐴In the fine art world, Beeple is a dark horse.

So, as an artist do what you want!

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If your work blurs the lines, then keep blurring them! 13 years ago, crypto art didn’t even exist, and hell, concept art is not even seen as a fine art at all…

Giddy up yo!

cheers, Mars

(originally posted https://artnftexpert.com/artists/dark-horse-%f0%9f%90%b4-beeple/)