Beeple, the creator of the record-breaking NFT “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days”, has launched his own digital art studio called Beeple Studios. The grand opening was held on March 11, with the support of Christie’s, the famous auction house where his NFT sold for $69.3 million. The studio aims to empower creators to showcase their art and foster a community. Interestingly, Beeple conducted a live ‘everydays’ performance during the grand opening event.
During the performance, Beeple created 50 ‘everyday artifacts’ as well as an artwork named “The Long Road”. He then activated an array of printers hidden in the ceiling for each piece, causing artwork prints to rain down on guests. Although the exact number of printouts remains unclear, estimates put it at around 900. Each digital print had a yellow border and a “valuable red dot”, indicating that it can be exchanged for an NFT that holders will receive in the future.
Beeple followed his typical style by publishing “The Long Road” on his Twitter account at midnight, thus completing his latest “Everydays” installment. The NFT for “The Long Road” was added to Beeple’s classic collection, BEEPLE:EVERYDAYS.
The grand opening also featured various artworks from other NFT artists, such as Fvckrender, XCopy, Pak, Victor Duarte, Refik Anadol, and others. Attendees had the chance to admire these artworks which were displayed on the walls of Beeple Studios.
Speaking on why he felt the need to open Beeple Studios, the artist expressed, “We wanted to build a space where we could program multiple different types of artists showcases and experimental community events.” As of now, the studio is not open to the public, but interested parties can register to gain access to the art gallery.
Beeple’s rise to fame in the NFT world has been nothing less than meteoric. Born Mike Winkelmann, the graphic designer and digital artist started creating “Everydays” in 2007, where he committed himself to create digital art every day, no matter how busy or uninspired he felt. This practice helped him hone his craft and build an impressive body of work. He then turned 5,000 of these everyday artworks into a single NFT, which went on to sell for an astounding $69.3 million.
This achievement put Beeple among the hall of fame of digital artists alongside leading figures such as Trevor “Cirex” Jones and Krista Kim. Today, Beeple continues to push the boundaries of digital art and NFTs, and it is clear that he has become a force to be reckoned with in the industry.
As the NFT space grows, other digital artists and creatives are joining the fray, trying to make a name for themselves in this rapidly evolving industry. However, with the establishment of Beeple Studios, aspiring artists and established creators alike can draw inspiration from the Beeple team, learn from them, be part of a supportive community, and even create art in the studio.
Beeple Studios’ launch is proof that the NFT industry is still in its early stages and ripe with opportunities for innovative creators. The studio is expected to shake up the industry even further and inspire many future NFT artists. It also underlines the fact that NFTs are not just a passing fad but represent a revolution in the world of art and collectibles.
In conclusion, Beeple Studios has opened its doors to the public, allowing artists and appreciators worldwide to provide a new platform to showcase art and form a community. The studio has already made its mark in the NFT industry, and one can only imagine what groundbreaking artworks will come out from the studio in the future. It is an exciting time for NFTs and digital art, and Beeple Studios’ launch symbolizes the beginning of a new era.