Don Diablo sells new Sotheby’s piece ‘HΞXHIBIT III’ for $1.2M
Fresh off the back of his debut appearance at Art Basel for PACE gallery, Digital pioneer Don Diablo has just sold his latest jaw-dropping NFT – HΞXHIBIT III – for 1.2 million USD through world-renowned auction house Sotheby’s to famous NFTcollector 33NFT in collaboration with MOCO Museum. The futuristic-looking NFT (you may be interested in the blockchain behind the NFT), which has the largest physical art piece attached to a token in the space so far, will be on display at Museumplein this Thursday and Friday, December 9-10, 2021, before being added to the Museum collection.
Don’s latest work, HΞXHIBIT III, comes with a mind-blowing physical piece, causing a revolution in the crypto-art scene with his ground-breaking NFT creations. The NFT itself depicts the idea of a mysterious object that looks like a cross between a spaceship and a portal. Don has taken his craft to the next level by creating the ambitious physical piece in real life. He is known for his ability to bring physical elements to his digital work. When you get inside, Don will give you an exclusive first look at the MetaVerse he’s been working on since the outbreak began.
Don Diablo is a pioneering artist in the digital medium, combining the physical and digital to push boundaries and ask us to redefine our conceptions of art. It’s a privilege for Sotheby’s to handle this sale before it’s international exhibition debut. – Max Moore, Head of Contemporary Art Sales, Sotheby’s Hong Kong and Head of Digital Art Sales
It’s now officially safe to say NFTs are here to stay. Digital art has been frowned upon for many years, but if there is one great thing this pandemic brought us it’s the birth of a digital (art) renaissance. Traditional collectors around the world are now starting to understand the value of this exciting new art form, which has a history of its own, this has now created a global wave of infinite possibilities and opportunities. At this point in time those who are joining the community are still seen as pioneers since the majority of the world is still struggling to understand what an NFT is. Why spend money on something that isn’t even tangible? The answer is simple: because it’s the future. In so many ways. HΞXHIBIT III is here to make a statement. It’s not only one of the biggest physical pieces attached to a token in the history of NFTs, it’s also a way to physically feel, hear and experience the power of digital art once the doors close behind you. Similar to my previous works the digital content part of this piece will keep developing itself, forming a connection between creator and collector for the years to come. That’s the beauty of digital art right? Considering today’s possibilities buying a piece should simply mark the beginning of an adventure. – Don Diablo
Don Diablo has had an eventful year. The forward-thinking artist refuses to be pigeonholed by just one aspect of his illustrious career, displaying a unique ability to tap into the future. He’s been working on ambitious new projects with Star Wars, Disney, and the United Nations just this year. His GΞNESIS piece, which marked his first foray into the NFT space, sold for a record-breaking debut entrance of 110 on the fine art auction site SuperRare earlier this year. Shortly after, another record-breaking sale occurred: DΞSTINATION HΞXAGONIA, which went on to become the largest primary sale on SuperRare (600Ξ), instantly elevating him to one of the community’s highest averaging artists. After that, the Dutchman took part in Sotheby’s ‘Natively Digital’ NFT legacy auction and collaborated with NFT legend Trevor Jones on an immersive art piece. Just last week, Diablo revealed his first piece for renowned gallery PACE in collaboration with DRIFT during Miami’s Art Basel, making headlines with the sale of their ‘Block Universe’ NFT.
The first NFT museum exhibition in Europe was held at MOCO Museum. MOCO continues collecting and curating art that will open minds and question the world around us.