Van Gogh Nothing!!! The 10 Pieces Of Digital Art You'll Never Afford

The world of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, has exploded in popularity in recent years, with sales estimated at $10.7 billion in Q3 2021 alone. These unique, digital assets are certified through the blockchain and almost impossible to counterfeit, which has given value to dematerialized goods or digital assets.

These days, it's easy to see why! These unique, digital assets are one-of-a-kind and cannot be replicated, making them highly coveted by collectors, So forget the "Save As PNG" method, it's not the same. NFTs give people the opportunity to own and trade digital assets, such as artwork and music, in a verifiable and secure way. With some NFTs selling for tens of millions of dollars, they also have the potential to be a lucrative investment. Let's not forget the appeal of owning a piece of art or content created by your favorite artist or celebrity, or how about the sense of community and belonging that comes with being a part of the NFT craze. So it's no surprise that people are going wild for NFTs!

So what's the most you think someone would pay to get thier hands on some of the legendary NFTs out there? Nope you're wrong, its much higher.
Here's a look at the ten most expensive NFTs ever sold (Jeremy Clarkson voice)  "IN THE WORLD!!!" :


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Artist: XCopy

London-based artist XCopy is known for his digital artworks that feature a decomposing aesthetic, similar to the works of painter Basquiat. In his creations, XCopy incorporates distortions, noises, and other elements that resemble computer bugs or failures. These unique NFTs are highly sought after and often sell for millions of dollars. Recently, one of XCopy's NFTs was purchased by rapper Snoop Dogg's NFT alias, "Cozomo de Medici," for a staggering $7.09 million via SuperRare.

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CRYPTOPUNK # 3100 – $7,510,000

Artists: Matt Hall and John Watkinson, Larva Labs’s directors 

Larva Labs is a notable player in the NFT art market, and their artworks are gaining recognition. One particular piece, Cryptopunk #3100, has garnered attention due to its unique feature - it is the only Cryptopunk wearing a blindfold. This crypto was purchased for 7.51 million dollars but was later put up for sale at a much higher price of 90.5 million dollars, or 35,000Eth. If anyone were to buy it at this price, it would become the most expensive digital art piece ever sold.


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CRYPTOPUNK # 7804 – $7,560,000

Artists: Matt Hall and John Watkinson, Larva Labs’s directors

Larva Labs' Cryptopunk #7804 is one of the most valuable NFTs in terms of ether tokens. It is also part of the rare group of 9 alien Cryptopunks, which contributes to its high value. This particular Cryptopunk is further distinguished by its unique features - it smokes a pipe, wears a beret, and sunglasses. These features make it even more rare, as out of the 10,000 Cryptopunks in the collection, only 378 smoke pipes, 317 have shade variations, and 254 wear berets. The artwork was purchased by Dylan Field, the CEO of software company Figma, through an auction.



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CRYPTOPUNK #4156 – $10,350,000

Artists: Matt Hall and John Watkinson, Larva Labs’s directors

Cryptopunk #4156 is a highly sought-after NFT because it belongs to a group of exclusive Cryptopunks - there are only 24 monkey Cryptopunks in existence. This particular NFT is decorated with a blue bandana and is valued at an estimated $10.35 million. It's worth noting that the value of this NFT skyrocketed in just a month, going from $1.17 million to $10.35 million, which is just as mindblowing in itself.


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CRYPTOPUNK #4156 – $10,350,000  

Artists: Matt Hall and John Watkinson, Larva Labs’s directors

Cryptopunk #4156 was previously the most expensive in the collection due to its unique features. It is the only Cryptopunk to wear a surgical mask, a feature that holds particular significance given the recent pandemic. In addition to this, it is one of the 9 super rare alien Cryptopunks, making it even more valuable. In the world of art, rarity and uniqueness often translate to higher prices.


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CRYPTOPUNK #5822 – $23,700,000   

Artists: Matt Hall and John Watkinson, Larva Labs’s directors

Cryptopunk #5822 is the most expensive NFT in the CryptoPunks collection created by Larva Labs as we know so far. These NFTs are popular for their nostalgiciac 80s aesthetic and pixelated style reminiscent of punk and pop culture. The collection consists of 10,000 Cryptopunks, with some of the rarest being those that have the most unique characteristics, such as zombies, monkeys, and aliens. The aliens are particularly valuable as there are only 9 of them in the entire collection. This particular Cryptopunk #5822 is one of the nine aliens and also wears a blue bandana, which adds to its value. Its main value comes from the fact that it is an alien Cryptopunk.



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HUMAN ONE – $28,985,000

Artist: Mike Winkelmann aka Beeple

 "Human One" is a highly sought-after NFT artwork by Beeple, who is one of the top-selling NFT artists. The artwork was sold through Christie's for $28.98 million and features a life-size 3D NFT of a person in a spacesuit that can change colors at the artist's discretion. Beeple has stated that he will continue to update and evolve the artwork over time, making it a dynamic piece that will stand the test of time.


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CLOCK – $52,740,000

Artist: Julian Assange and Pak

 This valuable NFT was created for a noble cause - to raise funds in support of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, who was imprisoned in London's Belmarsh prison awaiting extradition to the United States on espionage charges. The NFT, called "Clock," represents a digital counter of the days Assange spent in prison and was sold at auction for over $52 million. 10,000 members of the AssangeDAO owned a share of this NFT, which is another beautiful feature about blockchain technology. The proceeds from the auction were donated to the Holland Foundation, which has been supporting Assange's defense. This NFT initiative also aligns with former US security subcontractor and whistle blower behind the NSA surveillance revelations, Edward Snowden's efforts to defend freedom of speech.


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Artist: Mike Winkelmann aka Beeple

An artwork by Beeple called "Everyday" became the most expensive NFT (non-fungible token) artwork sold until the end of 2021. This piece, which consists of 5,000 images that Beeple drew consecutively over 5,000 days, was auctioned off by Christie's for a total of $69 million. The buyer was Vignesh Sundaresan, who outbid Justin Sun, the founder of Tron, for the one-of-a-kind artwork.



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THE MERGE – $91,800,000 

Artist: Pak

Beeple’s artwork “Every day” was before the end of 2021 the most expensive NFT art sold, until the artist Pak decides otherwise. The artwork “The Merge” is an NFT sold for the outrageous sum of $ 91.8 Million via Nifty Gateway. However, the difference lies upon the fact that this NFT was not bought by one, but rather 29,983 people, so “the Merge” sold out being split into 312,686 coins distributed to buyers. So it's celebrated as a significant achievement for NFTs by Duncan Cock Foster, co-founder of Nifty Gateway. According to Cock Foster, this event confirms the potential of NFTs as a medium for artistic expression and innovation made possible by blockchain technology. However, it is uncertain whether the artwork in question, called "The Merge," should be viewed as a standalone piece or a group of individual artworks, which may affect the validity of this statement.


With NFTs selling for millions of dollars and offering a sense of exclusivity, uniqueness, and ownership, it's no surprise that people are clamoring to get their hands on these digital assets. With the ability to support social causes, like the "Clock" NFT created by Julian Assange and Pak, or the opportunity to own a piece of digital art that will continue to evolve, like "Human One" by Beeple, the possibilities and even the prices of NFTs are truly endless.


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