The Most Expensive NFT ART Sold to Date 2021

From Beeple to Mad Dog Jones and Beyond


$1.24 million, SuperRare

DΞSTINATION HΞXAGONIA is an hour-long “audio visual experience” that took 12 months to make, according to its SuperRare listing.

The NFT of the sci fi-flavored piece came with hand-crafted box containing a hard drive that supposedly stores the only high-quality copy of a file of the film/concert, “making it a truly unique art piece.”

#10 3LAU, Gunky’s Uprising

$1.33 million, Nifty Gateway

DJ and electronic musician Justin David Blau, stylized as 3LAU for his stage name, achieved $11 million in NFT sales in a March drop marking the three-year anniversary of his album Ultraviolet, led by the animated artwork and music video Gunky’s Uprising.

#9 Pak, The Pixel

$1.35 million, Sotheby’s and Nifty Gateway
(the NFT is 1 pixel)

The Pixel is a digitally native artwork visually represented by a single pixel (1x1). It is a token that signs the most basic unit of a digital image in a traditional global auction house. It is a tiny mark to carry digitally native art to a potential future history.

Pak is an artist at the forefront of digital art and crypto media.

An anonymous creator, Pak has been active in the world of digital art for over two decades, leveraging evolving technology to create boundary-pushing artwork.

They are the founder and lead designer of the studio Undream and creator of Archillect, an AI built to discover and share stimulating visual media. In the burgeoning NFT space, Pak has established themselves as a leader of striking artwork, novel token mechanisms, and evolving media.

#8 Pak, The Switch

$1.44 million, Sotheby’s and Nifty Gateway

#7 Kevin McCoy, Quantum

$1.58 million, SuperRare

#6 XCOPY, Death Dip

$1.58 million, SuperRare

London based artist XCOPY explores death, dystopia and apathy through distorted visual loops.

#5 Mad Dog Jones, Replicator

$4.1 million, April 2021, Phillips

Michah Dowbak, known as Mad Dog Jones. Photo courtesy of Phillips. As its name suggests, REPLICATOR has the ability to generate new unique NFTs—and it does so every 28 days.

#4 Edward Snowden, Stay Free

$5.4 million, April 2021, Foundation

#3 Beeple, Ocean Front

$6 million, Nifty Gateway, March 2021

#2 Beeple, Crossroads

$6.6 million, February 2021, Nifty Gateway

#1 Beeple, Everydays—The First 5000 Days

$69 million, March 2021, Christie’s

Michael Joseph Winkelmann (born 1981), known professionally as Beeple or Beeple Crap, is an American digital artist, graphic designer, and animator. He is known for using various mediums in creating comical, phantasmagoric works that makes political, social commentary while using pop culture figures as references.

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