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Very Wealthy Artist: 'Sweet Baby Jesus, This Is Ridiculous'

Mike Winklemann, aka Beeple, has stunned the art world with his $70M digital sale

(Newser) - Earlier this month, an artist named Mike Winklemann—aka Beeple—entered the upper echelons of the art world by selling a digital work for nearly $70 million at Christie's. So who is Winklemann? On the surface, a nondescript 39-year-old living in a nondescript home in Charleston, South Carolina, with...

Digital Work of Art Just Shattered All Records
A JPG File Just
Sold for $69M

A JPG File Just Sold for $69M

Digital collage by Beeple fetches third-highest amount for a living artist at Christie's

(Newser) - The Verge begins its coverage of this art sale by noting that artist Mike Winkelmann, who goes by Beeple, had never sold a print for more than $100 before October. On Thursday, he sold a piece for $69.3 million, the third largest amount for a living artist, notes Vice...

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