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Beeple - His Story, The Future of NFTs, His Favorite Digital Artist, and More.

Beeple - His Story, The Future of NFTs, His Favorite Digital Artist, and More.

Update: 2021-04-021
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Beeple (@beeple, aka Mike Winkelmann) is a graphic designer who has worked on concert visuals for Justin Bieber, One Direction, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Zedd, deadmau5, and many more. He recently made headlines when he sold a collage of his first 5,0000 "everyday" pieces of art as an NFT for $69,346,250 -- making it the third most expensive artwork by a living artist.


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  • Where's Beeple based, and where's he been? He's in Charleston, SC, but he's from Wis-con-sin. [01:54 ]

  • Why does Beeple view sports and art as similar constructs? [02:56 ]

  • Why did Beeple choose art as a career over programming, and how did he start? [04:54 ]

  • Would you buy O'Reilly classic cover art as NFTs? [07:18 ]

  • How Beeple clips became ubiquitous in the VJ world (which was as surprising to him as anyone). [08:35 ]

  • What's the difference between an artist and a designer? [13:21 ]

  • When did Beeple really start to feel like he could make a legitimate living from his art? [14:49 ]

  • How was Beeple introduced to the world of NFTs and cryptocurrency? [16:09 ]

  • Where did Beeple sell his first NFT, and what were his early impressions of the format? [20:25 ]

  • Why the "everyday" pieces are perfectly made for collecting, and how Beeple justifies their value to the collectors. [23:30 ]

  • Imagining the possibilities: what NFT collecting might look like in the future. [29:36 ]

  • Who were the subjects of Beeple's earliest work, and how did his process evolve over time? [36:08 ]

  • What drives Beeple's more topical work? [37:59 ]

  • So...the Dick-Milking Factory. What's that all about? And will it incite a future Hot Pockets vs. Beeple ruling by the highest court in the land? [40:54 ]

  • What's next for Beeple? [43:33 ]

  • How can an art collector of modest means pick up a piece of Beeple's work nowadays, and how does this compare to what his art was selling for just a few months ago? [44:21 ]

  • At the end of the day, how does Beeple feel about copyright infringement? [47:42 ]

  • Other NFT artists Beeple thinks we should keep an eye on. [49:16 ]

  • Digital art isn't new. Only the ability to quantify and commodify it is. [50:19 ]

  • Parting thoughts. [52:16 ]

  • Enjoy the show? Please consider leaving a nice review here so others can learn about and enjoy it, too! [52:45 ]

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Beeple - His Story, The Future of NFTs, His Favorite Digital Artist, and More.

Beeple - His Story, The Future of NFTs, His Favorite Digital Artist, and More.

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