Christie’s Hosts Landmark Auction Featuring Keith Haring’s Digitized Art on Ethereum Blockchain
- Christie’s hosts “Keith Haring: Pixel Pioneer”, an online auction featuring five unique digital drawings by iconic artist Keith Haring.
- Haring’s digital drawings, created on an Amiga computer in the 1980s, have been minted on the Ethereum blockchain, allowing them to be collected and exhibited for the first time.
- The auction runs from September 12 to 20, with exhibitions in New York (September 14-19) and Seoul (September 7-8).
- Bids for all five digital drawings have exceeded $200,000, highlighting their historical significance.
- This collaboration between the Keith Haring Studio and Christie’s bridges traditional art with the world of Web3, preserving Haring’s legacy and supporting charitable causes.
In a groundbreaking event that melds art history with the digital age, Christie’s presents “Keith Haring: Pixel Pioneer”, an online auction showcasing five distinctive digital drawings originally crafted on an Amiga computer in the mid-1980s by the iconic artist Keith Haring (1958–1990).
Haring, a pioneer of his generation, was renowned for his ability to unite two historically distinct cultures, merging urban culture into the world of fine art during the 1980s.
His work spoke to the masses, resonating with its bold lines and vibrant colors, and he quickly became an early adopter of the digital era, even incorporating the first Apple Macintosh computer into his art.
These early digital drawings by Keith Haring, long confined to outdated floppy disks, have been preserved and minted on the Ethereum blockchain by the Keith Haring Foundation.
Preserving Haring’s Digital Legacy
This preservation effort opens new doors, enabling the digital art to be collected, exhibited, and even printed for the very first time.
The online auction for these historically significant pieces is live for bidding from September 12 to 20.
An exhibition showcasing these artworks is scheduled at Christie’s New York from September 14 to 19 and in Seoul from September 7 to 8.
This presents a unique opportunity for art enthusiasts to own a piece of digital history while contributing to the preservation of Keith Haring’s artistic legacy.
Collaboration with the Keith Haring Studio
The collaboration for this auction is with the Keith Haring Studio, a subsidiary of the Keith Haring Foundation.
The foundation’s mission is to sustain, expand, and protect the legacy of Keith Haring, his art, and his ideals.
It supports not-for-profit organizations dedicated to assisting children and those involved in education, prevention, and care related to AIDS.
It’s important to note that the Keith Haring Foundation is a private non-operating foundation and does not solicit or receive funds from the public.
Bidding Wars Begin
Already, this unique auction has garnered significant attention, with all five of Haring’s digital drawings receiving bids exceeding $200,000.
This momentous event brings together art and technology, forging a path that connects the traditional art world with the emerging world of Web3.
For more information, visit Keith Haring: Pixel Pioneer’s official page on Christie’s.
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