Christie's Is Bringing Apes And Mutants To Their Auction House Next Month. All The Details Here:
Updated: Feb 8
The Christie’s No Time Like The Present auction ended last night and it was a great success for NFTs and the Bored Ape Yacht Club.
“Last night we broke through $100m volume for NFT sales in 2021," Christie’s Associate Vice President, Specialist Noah Davis tweeted Tuesday afternoon. “Friday morning we will conduct the first ever live auction in ETH with Curio Cards and Art Blocks headlining. Earlier I announced our London Eve NFTs in the community’s Discord (wait for official tweet). What’s next?”
Based on Davis’ tweet, it seems that Christie’s sees NFTs as a big part of its business going forward. Echoing Davis’ thoughts on NFTs at large, Christie’s announced the auction house’s next Bored Ape auction will be taking place later this month. “It's our pleasure to confirm Christie's will offer an exceptional, clean red laser beams Bored Ape along with its corresponding M1 and M2 Mutants as a group lot in our 20th/21st Century: London Evening Sale on October 15. Bidding will be conducted live from our sale room,” the company tweeted on Tuesday.
Christie’s inviting bored apes back into its' auction house only a day after the first auction ended, has been taken as a bullish signal, based on apes Twitter chatter.
The Bored Ape that will be auctioned next at Christie's is Bored Ape #4418. Bored Ape #4418 is a four trait brown fur ape with a bored unshaven cigarette mouth and laser eyes. Based on these traits, Bored Ape #4418 is the 35th most rare ape, according to Rarity Tools.
Not only will Christie’s be auctioning off #4418, but also the primates M1 and M2 mutants, Mutant Ape #18836 and #18837 respectively.
The idea of bored apes being sold with their M1 and M2 mutant apes in a bundle is not new and has been a point of discussion in the BAYC since the release of mutant apes. Many members believe these complete sets will be quite valuable going forward.
“Apes + their M1 and M2 mutants will be very lucrative bundles in the future," BAYC member Paper Ape tweeted. “If you got em all, diamond hand that shit.”
The Current price of the Bored Ape Chemistry M1 and M2 serums are 4 Eth and 8.95 Eth respectively, according to Opensea. At the time of this articles publication, there were about 3,000 M1 serums and 1,200 M2 serums left unused.
Based on how Christie’s complete bored ape and mutant set sale goes, it will be interesting to see the price action on mutants going forward and the possibility of members wanting to complete their own ape, M1 and M2 mutant sets.
While every ape is excited for another auction at Christie’s some BAYC members are chattering that the true perfect set is the original ape, its corresponding mutants and the Bored Ape Kennel Club dog. “I absolutely have to agree with that. You need a doggo for the #perfectset, BAYC collector DFarmer tweeted. “Retweet for awareness apefam we need to rescue the doggos.”
The Bored Ape Gazette will continue to follow the Christie’s auction and let you know when more information becomes available.