NFT Artist Beeple Opens Studio for Limited Gallery Visits
Beeple, also known as digital artist Mike Winkelmann, has established Beeple Studios in Charleston, South Carolina, to foster a community among non-fungible token (NFT) artists.
He became famous in the early days of the NFT boom after selling his most well-known piece, “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days,” for $69.3 million in a Christie’s auction in March 2021, which still ranks among the most expensive NFTs ever sold.
Beeple Studios recently held an opening event in partnership with Christie’s, with artwork from NFT artists such as Fvckrender, XCopy, Pak, Victor Duarte, and Refik Anadol on display.
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The space will be used by Winkelmann to create his artwork and includes a 13,000-square-foot gallery and 13,000-square-foot experiential space.
The studio is not currently open to the public, but people can sign up for time slots to visit the gallery. With NFT art gaining popularity and finding its place in prominent museums, there has been a rise in immersive, in-person digital art experiences.
Refik Anadol’s generative artwork “Unsupervised” has been on display in the New York Museum of Modern Art since January and will run through early April, while NFT collector and investor Cozomo de’ Medici donated 22 digital artworks to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in February.