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Sotheby’s Natively Digital NFT Auction Is Coming Back for a Second Round

BY Anna Chan

October 07, 2021

Sotheby’s wants more NFT action. The auction house announced via Twitter on Oct. 7 that a second iteration of its successful Natively Digital NFT auction is coming.

“Sotheby’s is proud to welcome our second dedicated NFT sale – ‘Natively Digital 1.2: The Collectors,” the auction house shared along with a launch video. The visual and subsequent tweets revealed that the curated sale will feature 53 NFT lots from 19 top collectors selected by Sotheby’s, including Paris Hilton, Steve Aoki, and Pranksy.

“Natively Digital 1.2 is focused on the luminaries and champions of the NFT eco system – the collectors themselves – that have shaped the industry through their curation of early stage emerging artists, and culturally significant projects,” Sotheby’s tweeted.

Sotheby’s also offered a sneak peek of a few of the pieces that will be included in Natively Digital 1.2. Among them are Mitchell F. Chan’s “Digital Zone of Immaterial Pictorial Sensibility,” Harm van den Dorpel’s “Emyelle (Mutant Garden Seeder No. 2),” and DEAFBEEF’s “Glitchbox,” all from the collection of Fingerprints DAO.

Sotheby’s will unveil the full catalog next week.

The first Natively Digital NFT auction was a big success. Held June 3-10, the collection co-curated with Robert Alice highlighted some of the earliest NFTs. The auction featured 28 lots, and according to Artnet, brought in $17.1 million in sales. The most notable sale was Larva Labs’ CryptoPunk #7523, which went for an astounding $11.754 million on the last day of the event. Kevin McCoy’s “Quantum” also impressed with a final sales price of $1.472 million.

Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s.

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