Elon Musk Changed His Twitter Profile Photo To A Collage Of Bored Apes This Morning. Full Story Here
This morning has been anything but boring at the Bored Ape Yacht Club as Elon Musk changed his Twitter Profile photo to a collage of bored apes.
Early Wednesday morning, the owner of Tesla and Space X changed his Twitter profile photo to a collage of 101 bored apes.
This collage was originally made for Sotheby’s 101 bored ape auction back in the fall of 2021. The 101 Bored Apes sold for $24.4 million USD at the time.
While Musk changed his Twitter PFP to the 101 Sotheby bored apes, he does not appear to be the owner of the primates.
Shortly after Musk changed his profile photo, the Co-Head of Digital Art at Sotheby’s Michael Bouhanna made a tweet that alluded to the fact that Musk is not the owner of the apes.
“@elonmusk as much I admire your work I’d like you to remove your pfp that I created for our Sotheby’s sale, Bouhanna tweeted. “Or you credit me . Happy to send you the original file minted with the buyer approval.”
Later this morning, after Musk changed his profile photo to a collage of bored apes, Musk tweeted “ I dunno…. Seems kinda fungible.”
Rumours of Musk joining the BAYC have been circulating around the swamp for months.
As the Bored Ape Gazette previously reported, Moonpay, a crypto payment company that has onboarded several celebrities into the Bored Ape Yacht Club including Jimmy Fallon and Paris Hilton, purchased Bored Ape #4976 for 95 Eth or $245,000 USD on February 23rd.
Bored Ape #2976 is a six-trait blue fur ape with a biker’s vest and a cowboy hat. Based on these traits, Bored Ape #4976 is the 9105th most rare ape, according to Rarity Tools.
Moonpay’s purchase came just hours after a photo of Elon Musk with the CEO of Moonpay, Ivan Soto-Wright, circulated around the BAYC.
“Moonpay meeting with Elon Musk," BAYC member Willy Bullish tweeted along with a photo of Musk and Soto-Wright. “Is it finally happening?!?”
At the time, the Bored Ape Gazette reached out to Soto-Wright and asked him if the photo of him and Musk was recently taken. Soto-Wright did not immediately reply.
Two days after purchasing Bored Ape #2976, Moonpay sparked apes curiosity further by purchasing a gold fur primate from notable member Deepak Thapliyal for 569 Eth.
“I thought I had it at 690.420 ETH, Thapliyal tweeted following the sale on February 25th. “Oh well..as long as it goes to @ElonMuskI’ll be happy. CC: @moonpay.”
Bored Ape #1837 is a six trait solid gold fur bored ape with a wool turtleneck, crazy eyes and a short mohawk. Based on these traits, Bored Ape #1837 is the 246th most rare ape, according to Rarity Tools.
The Bored Ape Gazette will continue to follow the story and let you know when more information becomes available.