Sotheby’s to Allow Live Bidding in Ether for Works by Banksy


Sotheby’s, the 277-year-old British public sale home, will permit dwell bidding in ether cryptocurrency in an upcoming digital exhibition on Nov. 18 to be held at its “headquarters” in Decentraland.

  • Sotheby’s auctioneer Oliver Barker might be fielding real-time bids from its New York saleroom for avenue artist Banksy’s “Trolley Hunters” and “Love Is In The Air” (2006).
  • Sotheby’s has been accepting cryptocurrency as a type of fee for bodily paintings for some time and offered a separate portray by Banksy in May.
  • Art followers in the public sale can tune in from wherever around the globe and comply with the live-streamed broadcast by following Sotheby’s social media channels.
  • In April, Sotheby’s held its first sale of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) by pseudonymous artist Pak. The sale fetched $16.8 million over a three-day drop.
  • In October, Sotheby’s launched a brand new platform known as “Sotheby’s Metaverse” that permits guests to view digital artworks obtainable at public sale, in addition to be taught concerning the collectors and artists behind NFTs.

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