Sotheby’s First Single-owner NFT Auction Hosts MaxStealth’s Collection

September 19, 2022

By Sharan Kaur Phillora

The pseudonymous NFT collector MaxStealth caused a stir when he was among the collectors of Batman art sold for 540.86 ETH or about $200,000. Guess what, the NFT enthusiast’s collection of 26 of the most iconic works is going up for auction in the first single-owner NFT sale at Sotheby’s.

Here’s what we know:

The NFT auction “Inside the World of MaxStealth: A Timeless Collection” is not only the world’s first single-owner NFT auction but also the first NFT auction to be held live at Sotheby’s.

New Zealand-born MaxStealth is a Web3 visionary and NFT collector who owns several other high-value crypto art pieces. He has a personal collection that includes works by XCOPY, Pak, Hackatao, and Beeple. That’s correct! Some of these iconic NFTs will now be auctioned off at Sotheby’s New York auction room on September 14th at 4 pm EDT.

Pak’s works Conversion Routine and Tide Routine are on the way to the block. These NFTs are part of the artist’s ongoing “Routine” series. The work of XCOPY, a well-known GIF artist titled Departed, is also included among the 26 NFTs. It features XCOPY’s signature dark glitch aesthetic, which MaxStealth purchased on the secondary market.

Beeple, one of the most well-known artists, is known for his “Everydays: The First 5000 Days” NFT, which created quite a stir. His work to be auctioned off includes Bull Run, Infected, and Into the Ether.

Other notable NFTs from “Inside the World of MaxStealth: A Timeless Collection” include “Elephant Dreams” by RAC and Andrés Reisinger, as well as three playful animations by Hackatao. At the heart of the collection is a group of NFTs known as “The Great 7”, a group of seven works purchased in a single week in October 2020. These include works by Pak, Hackatao, XCOPY, Andrés Reisinger, and Trevor Jones & José Delbo.

About the author

Sharan Kaur Phillora’s thirst for knowledge has led her to study many different subjects, including NFTs and Blockchain technology – two emerging technologies that will change how we interact with each other in the future. When she isn’t exploring a new idea or concept, she enjoys reading literary masterpieces.

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