A Gold Fur Ape Sold For $3.4 Million Today At Sotheby's.
Updated: Feb 8
Sotheby’s just finished its first ever auction at the company’s new metaverse auction house, and a gold fur bored ape sold for a recording setting amount.
Bored Ape Yacht Club member, J1mmy, sold Bored Ape #8817 sold for $3,408,000 USD or 819 Eth, at the art auction house’s first metaverse auction.
Bored Ape #8817 is a seven trait gold fur ape with a spinner hat, wool turtleneck and a bored party horn mouth. Based on these traits, Bored Ape #8817 is the 17th rarest ape, according to Rarity Tools. J1mmy was the original minter of Bored Ape #8817 and has held the primate since the BAYC opened back in May, according to Opensea.
“I was pretty bored when it happened,” J1mmy told the Bored Ape Gazette after his record setting sale. “As for what's next, stay tuned.”
Sotheby’s first metaverse collection, dubbed “Natively Digital 1.2: The Collectors,” was a collection of 53 NFT lots from 19 well-known NFT collectors.
“Natively Digital 1.2: The Collectors shines a spotlight on the people who have championed digital artists and contributed to the digital art space,” Sotheby’s wrote on their Metaverse’s home page. “These collectors are people with deep histories and relationships in the digital art and media space, many of whom have been collecting long before NFTs became a common term and have helped build the ecosystem from the ground up.”
J1mmy was one of the collectors that was featured in the collection. J1mmy is the third largest BAYC holder with 74 bored apes worth at least 5,794.753 Eth or nearly $24,500,000 USD, according to Evaluate. Market.
After the sale, many BAYC members took to social media to celebrate the record setting sale. “As a fellow Gold Ape, nothing excites me more to see the Highest sale 3.4 mil in #BAYC history,” BAYC member Dragonseller tweeted. “Way to go @j1mmyeth.”