Source | Fast Company
Earlier this month, auction house Christie’s held an online auction in which a piece of art sold for a whopping $69 million. It wasn’t a work by Basquiat or de Kooning, artists who have fetched similar prices at auction. It was for a JPG file by the artist Beeple, sold as a nonfungible token or NFT—digital artwork that is verified as original through the use of blockchain.
Now, you can make Beeple-style digital art of your own, with a new site called the Beeple generator. The site, created by designers Vince McKelvey and Sam Newell, has one purpose: to generate Beeple-style digital art with the click of a button. The generator is a lot of fun to play around with, but it’s also a serious critique of a larger ecosystem, in which everyone is trying to get rich from NFTs.