Beeple (aka Mike Winkleman) broke worldwide digital art records when his collage entitled, “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days,” sold to NFT Buyer Vingnesh Sundaresan aka @Metakovan for $69.9 million on March 11, 2021. The following week, in a down to the wire bidding war, Beeple sold another piece of his artwork, this time to Justin Sun, founder and CEO of the cryptocurrency platform Tron, for $6 million. (By the way, 100% of the profits are being donated to help offset NFT’s carbon footprint.)
Our host, Cirina Catania, has been a Beeple fan for years and was very pleased when he agreed, at NAB 2019, to take a break from his presentations in the Cinema 4D booth to speak with her. They had an interesting and very candid conversation about his life as a creator, family man, and … well… a bit of a rebel behind his prolific Cinema4D art.
For those of you not familiar with the “Everydays,” here’s the scoop. Every single day without fail for the last 14 years, Mike has created new work and uploaded it for the world to see. He’s now behind some of the world’s most admired digital works.
Many of you have been asking to hear the interview again. We are re-posting it here for you.
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