Living Architecture: Batlló by Refik Anadol was sold to 6529 Fund for $1.3M. Anadol’s work was part of the auction on the 21st Century Evening Sale that took place at Christie’s in New York on May 10.
Anadol’s NFT was sold for $1.3M in Auction: Living Architecture represents the iconic Gaudí building. The NFT made by the Turkish-American director and media artist changes in real-time using data from the façade. Moreover, D-LAB, a Firmenich’s digital innovation center, created a unique fragrance guided by AI that represents the house’s smell.
The art piece is the only NFT in the renowned “Christie’s Spring Marquee Week” auction held during May 9-14 alongside works by Monet, Picasso, Warhol, Basquiat, Banksy, and Van Gogh.
According to Anadol, one of the reasons why the project is so meaningful is because of its respectful use of historical data and it combines with future technologies like AI Data, the metaverse, NFTs and blockchain.
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