Grails: Property from an Iconic Digital Art Collection

S otheby’s is thrilled to present GRAILS, an extraordinary digital art collection, which comprises some of the most significant digital artworks ever assembled.

This momentous occasion marks a significant event in history as Sotheby’s brings together blue chip–quality works from prominent series, exceptional arrays of works by individual creators and rare works hitherto virtually unseen on the public market.

This unparalleled collection will be released in chapters across various sales format ranging from private sales to auctions and will occur across multiple locations globally, each one highlighting some of the most coveted and top grails. From groundbreaking works that have transformed the art world to culturally significant pieces, this collection is poised to redefine the way we think about and appreciate digital art.

Uncover some of the rarest and most important works from the most sought-after creators in the Digital Art markets such as Dmitri Cherniak’s Ringers #879 (also called “The Goose”), Snowfro’s full spectrum Chromie Squiggle #1780, Tyler Hobbs’ small-scale Fidenza #725, Larva Labs’ Zombie CryptoPunk #6649 and Autoglyphs. As true grails, these works - and the Collection as a whole - represent some of the very best of the Contemporary Digital Art and Generative era.

The collection also boasts iconic works such as a Cube Archetype #397 by Kjetil Golid and, a one-of-one by Alpha Centauri Kid.

Sotheby’s is committed to prioritizing and elevating Artists and as such will honor creators’ royalties for secondary sales.

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Michael Bouhanna

Head of Digital Art and NFTs
Contemporary Art Specialist

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“Collections are often representative of the time and the place from which they were formed, telling a unique story through their artworks. This expansive collection marks an important moment in the rise of generative art on the blockchain in 2021, and was guided by the 3AC ethos of acquiring the some of the highest quality and rarest works available on the market. Since that defining moment, when digital art and NFTs became a genuine pop culture phenomenon, generative art has continued to gain attention from a growing audience, including from major international institutions. The emergence of this collections marks a significant opportunity for collectors to celebrate the pioneering generative artists who helped bring the form to this wider audience, and who continue to push for form forward.”
- Michael Bouhanna, Sotheby’s Head of Digital Art and NFTs

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