Virtual | Discovering Digital – In Beeple’s Wake: The Next 5000 Days of NFTs & the Art Market

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

Discovering Digital is a new programming series developed by ArtTable’s New York Chapter Programs Committee that will explore different aspects of new media initiatives in the art world. These virtual conversations will be led by experts in the field and appeal to all who are interested in digital media.

Join Meghan Doyle, cataloguer at Christie’s New York, as she takes you through a behind the scenes look at the now historic March 2021 sale at Christie’s – Beeple’s EVERYDAYS: The First 5000 Days. Minted exclusively for Christie’s, this purely-digital artwork was presented as an NFT (non-fungible token), effectively a guarantee of its authenticity. Bidding started at $100, an approachable entry price that paralleled the accessible nature of the work’s medium and content, and within an hour drew over 180 bids from across the globe, pushing the price over $1 million in the first eight minutes alone. The work eventually realized $69,356,250 with 88% of active bidders entirely new to Christie’s, thus ushering in a new art market era – one that transcends the boundaries of established collecting and traditional media. Marrying art and technology, Beeple’s EVERYDAYS opened up the art market to a new world of possibilities. There will be plenty of time for questions and lively discussion.

Admission

  • Non-Members – $10
  • ArtTable Members – $5
  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free
  • Members may bring an additional guest for $5

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this program.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link.
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
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Accessibility: Please note that this program will offer live closed captioning. If you require additional accommodations, please email programs@arttable.org.


About Meghan Doyle

Meghan DoyleMeghan Doyle is a Cataloguer at Christie’s New York. She joined the Post-War and Contemporary Art Department in August 2018. She has been directly involved in a diverse range of specialized auctions of Post-War and Contemporary Art including a pivotal role in the sourcing, marketing and sale of Beeple’s EVERYDAYS: The First 5000 Days, the first digital-only artwork to be offered at a major auction house, which achieved $69,346,250 in March 2021, and continues to support the development of and education around the burgeoning NFT art market.

Ms. Doyle holds BAs in Art History and Italian, with a minor in Nonprofit Management, from Pepperdine University, where she graduated as valedictorian and was named the Art History student of the year in 2018. Prior to her work at Christie’s Ms. Doyle has served in positions at a variety of museums, including The British Museum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art.

Thank you to Regan Lynne Larroque, ArtTable’s New York Chapter Programming Committee Member, for organizing this program.


Images: 

  1. Christie’s Inc. with copyright Beeple 2021
  2. Meghan Doyle, courtesy of the speaker