Michael Winkelmann, known as Beeple — and famous for selling out one of the most expensive NFTs — has unveiled the release of his first book.
The book, titled “Beeple: Everydays, the First 5000 Days,” pays homage to Winkelmann’s first 5,000 images, which he has shared daily since May 2007.
The book — set to be released on February 28th — is essentially a print exhibition of the Beeple’s early artworks, and it also includes an interview with the author in which he explains his career and newfound fame.
Pictures depict recurring themes such as society’s obsession with and fear of technology, the desire for and resentment of wealth, and America’s recent political turmoil, but also very simple drawings — such as his “very first everyday,” which was a portrait of Beeple’s uncle Jim, whom he nicknamed Uber Jay.
The artworks in the book are the same ones Beeple used to create a collage digital artwork that sold — along with an NFT proving the authenticity — for more than $69 million on Christie’s on March 11, 2020. The artwork was the most expensive sold NFT-art till the end of 2021.
The sale of the artwork triggered the NFT craze, and Beeple has become one of the most successful NFT artists, as well as one of the most followed on social media – he counts over 2,4 million Instagram followers and almost a million Twitter followers.