Sotheby's Is Auctioning Off Five Bored Apes At Its Natively Digital: Relics Showcase This Month
Luxury art auction house Sotheby’s is hosting an NFT showcase this month featuring several Bored Apes from a notable collector.
“This November, Sotheby’s New York is delighted to present the fourth edition of Natively Digital, celebrating what became recognized as the blue-chip collectibles and the most sought after PFPs,” the art auction house wrote. “Sotheby's will showcase pieces from iconic collections including the Bored Ape Yacht Club, CLONE X - X TAKASHI MURAKAMI and the final Let's Walk by Deekay. Together, these collections have become leading symbols of the NFT market, transcending art and culture online. This series, aptly titled 'Relics,' focuses on work from collections widely known in the Digital Art space for their quality, aesthetic, and value.”
Sotheby’s Natively Digital: Relics auction collection consist of seven NFTs; five of which are Bored Apes.
“BAYC represents a major trend where NFT art is community driven, as buyers use their NFTs as social media avatars and access-only membership passes,” Sotheby’s wrote. “
Check out the five Bored Apes that are up for auction below:
“Coming from collector and notable ape holder PrepsTothePros, this online auction will mark first time that Apes #8331, #7724, #1598, and #7610 have been made available since they were minted them 18 months ago, Sotheby’s explained. “Ape #8636 was minted by the well-known collector Pranksy, at which point it exchanged hands and was collected by the present owner. Prepstothepros minted over 100 Bored Apes and has continued to hold one of the most significant collections to date, including the #1 ranked Ape based on rarity.”
Following Sotheby’s announcement, PrepsToThePros took to Twitter and shared how excited he is about the auction. “Great working with Sotheby’s to bring new members to the BAYC,” he tweeted.
Sotheby’s Natively Digital: Relics auction kicked off today and will end on November 9th at 2 P.M. EST. The starting bid on each of the five Bored Apes is $75,000 USD.