The identity of Metakovan, the collector who bought Beeple’s record work, has been revealed
Just yesterday Vignesh himself announced that he was actually Metakovan, the collector who bought‘The Last 5000 Days’, l’opera di Beeple venduta online da Christies a 69,3 mln, in the presence of over 22 million people connected on the auction house website.
Sundaresan beat bitcoin tycoon Justin Sun, who was initially thought to have been the buyer, for just a few seconds.
Vignesh Sundaresan is an entrepreneur, programmer and angel investor in blockchain technology.
He fell in love with the blockchain world in 2013 as a student at Carleton University. Today he is CEO of BitAccess, a company specializing in blockchain and Portkey Technologies Pte Ltd, a provider of software technology. He has founded many crypto projects, such as Ethereum, Polkadot, Dfinity, Omisego and Decentraland.
Sundaresan revealed that he wanted at all costs to own Beeple’s work to “prove to Indians and people of color that they too can be patrons of the arts.”
“This is the crown jewel, the most valuable piece of art for this generation, “Sundaresan said of the piece, which now ranks third among the most valuable works of art ever sold by a living artist, after the works. by Jeff Koons and David Hockney.
The work – created by 39-year-old Wisconsin illustrator Mike Winkelmann, aka Beeple is entirely digital in JPG format.
It is a collage of 5,000 images created and posted from 2007 to 2021 that incorporates surreal scenes and drawings of politicians such as Donald Trump and Mao Tse Tung alongside cartoon characters from Mickey Mouse to Pokemon.
The sale represents a milestone in the history of art because it marks the beginning of a new phase for the market that opens the doors to Crypto Art and to Nfts(‘Non fungible token’), collectible digital files based on Blockchain technology (database distributed), in fact a real digital smart contract.
Now that the collector’s name has been revealed, we just have to find out when, how and where the work will be visible!
And you, are you ready to find out who is Beeple’s record collector?
Photo Credits: Dettaglio dell’opera ‘The Last 5000 Days’ di Beeple