Ethereum-based art marketplace Async Art sold artwork for $ 120,000, one of the biggest sales since its launch in February 2020.
Created by Micah Johnson, former MLB league baseball player, the piece titled „sä-v (ə-) rən-tē“ contains an embedded QR code that allows internet users to pay bitcoins to two underprivileged children.
The sale pushes Async Art’s platform volume to over $ 2.5 million, including over $ 600,000 in art sales
Three years after switching from the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball to an artistic career, former professional baseball player Micah Johnson broke a different kind of record.
With his digital artwork titled “sä-v (ə-) rən-tē” (either “sovereignty” or “sovereignty” in English), he secured a final auction of $ 120,000 on the art platform Async Art, based on Ethereum .
With the winning bid, sä-v (ə-) rən-tē broke the record for the highest price ever paid for a fully digital work of art on the platform, beating Matt Kane’s “Right Place & Right Time”, which sold for $ 100,000.
Only Ben Gentilli’s “Block 21” (auctioned with a physical portrait), which recently sold for $ 130,000 at Christie’s , got a higher price for digital art.
The highest bidding offer is currently $ 120,000!
I am literally speechless.
And there are still 6 hours left!
Micah Johnson demonstrates the charitable potential of cryptocurrencies
Like the rest of Johnson’s art, which mainly depicts African-American children, sä-v (ə-) rən-tē depicts two underprivileged eight-year-old boys, Jacque and Rayden, who find themselves separated from an astronaut by a door.
Each year, on the birthday of each of these two children (November 6 and August 10, respectively), a QR code will appear throughout the work, allowing users to scan it and donate to one. linked Bitcoin wallet.
Over the next ten years, the door between them and the astronaut will slowly open with each birthday, until the children are 18 years old. At that point, the door will open fully, and the boys and the QR code will disappear from the artwork for good, signifying the end of this journey and their entry into a new world full of possibilities.