Christie's announces collaboration with OpenSea - the world's leading NFT marketplace

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Christie's announces collaboration with OpenSea - the world's leading NFT marketplace
Christie's curates first ever on-chain NFT auction launching December 1st. Christie's Images Ltd 2021.

NEW YORK, NY.- Global Auction House Christie’s announced today that it has launched a collaboration with leading NFT Marketplace OpenSea. Christie’s X OpenSea kicks off on December 1 with an on-chain auction hosted on and curated by Christie’s. Through the OpenSea platform, collectors can now discover and purchase Christie’s-curated NFTs via the Ethereum blockchain. The auction will be open for browsing on December 1 – 3, and open for bidding December 4 – 7.

The sale features a cutting-edge selection of NFTs, a mix of collectibles and new 1/1’s, curated by Christie’s Specialist and Head of Digital and Online Sales Noah Davis, Crypto Collector and Curator Ronnie Pirovino, and nft now, leading Web3 digital medial platform for NFT coverage, curation and analysis. Highlights include Forever, by multidisciplinary artist Mad Dog Jones and Miami Vice Rocket by Tom Sachs.

Marcus Fox, Christie’s Global Managing Director of 20th / 21st Century Art, commented, “The digital art world moves at an incredible pace. As the marketplace continues to grow and develop, Christie’s is delighted to collaborate with OpenSea—the biggest NFT marketplace—to align the highest caliber and most frictionless transactions each party can provide. I see this as an important step forward in bringing the traditional and digital art worlds closer together.”

Noah Davis, Christie’s Specialist and Head of Digital and Online Sales, remarked, “With this collaboration, we are bringing the Christie’s brand boldly onto the blockchain. Our collaboration with OpenSea allows us to combine our expert curation and prestigious provenance with the convenience of decentralization. My hope is that this will be the beginning of a new era for NFT sales at Christie’s, where this amazing technology can be deployed to its full potential and help to onboard even more traditional contemporary art collectors to Web3.”

“The NFT world has been built by a dynamic community producing incredible art with sublime creativity, pushing the art world into new territory," said Alexander Bercow, Art Partnerships Lead at OpenSea. "Christie's is a globally-renowned art and luxury business that has shaped this industry for centuries. The opportunity to bring their legacy and curatorial expertise to OpenSea's platform was obviously extremely compelling to us. We're excited to share these highly coveted, inspiring artworks and collectibles with enthusiasts around the world."

Artists in Christie’s x OpenSea Sale

Andre Oshea, Alpha Centauri Kid, Ash Thorp, Baeige, Blake Kathryn, CyberKongz, DotPigeon, EtherRock, FriendsWithYou, Fvckrender, GMUNK, Joshua Davis, KESH, Krista Kim, Maciej Kucara, Mad Dog Jones, Tom Sachs, Olive Allen, Oseanworld, Victor Mosquera, WhIsBe, and Recur

Selected works from the sale will be on exhibition during Art Basel Miami Beach at “The Gateway,” a nft now x Christie’s sensory experience featuring music and art in celebration of a new era of NFT innovation.

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