Spacemen? Apes? NFTs are turning art into a dangerous joke

NFT art promised quick riches to a generation of young creators, but the reality is aesthetically embarrassing and financially perilous

The Telegraph 11/09/2021

Tonight, a work called Human ONE will come under the hammer at Christie’s in New York. It’s a seven-foot box, with video screens on four sides, displaying a silver space-suited figure striding across an alien wilderness forever. It’s the creation of American digital artist Mike Winkelmann – better known by his moniker, “Beeple” – who in March made history by selling a large digital image file for $69 million (£51 million) with the same auctioneer. Read more