Christie’s announced that it will offer a Bored Ape along with the accompanying M1 and M2 mutants as a set in its 20th/21st Century: London Evening Sale on October 15.
The apes will be auctioned as part of the 20th/21st Century auction series
The set of bored apes will be auctioned as part of the 20th/21st Century auction series, which aims to present works in dialogue across centuries, geographies, and artistic eras. The ape that will be auctioned appears to be Bored Ape #4418, and it has laser eyes. This is quite a rare trait as only 69 apes in total have laser eyes. He is being auctioned along with an M1 and M2 mutant of the same ape which will make it a complete set. The only question is if its dog companion of the Bored Ape Kennel Club will also be auctioned.
Christie’s has not yet announced all the details of the auction, but other artworks being auctioned in London in the same series include pieces from David Hockey and Peter Doig. The auction will take place on October 15 and bidding will be live.
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. pic.twitter.com/T3rtZn6oFJ
— Christie's (@ChristiesInc) September 28, 2021
Christie’s just held an NFT auction raising $12 million
The auction house announced the London auction just hours after its last auction in Hong Kong ended. Out of the total 14 NFTs, a CryptoPunk fetched the highest price at $4.3 million. It was a rare Zombie Punk, of which only 88 exist. In addition to the Zombie Punk, five other CryptoPunks, four Bored Apes, and four Meebits were also up for sale. Those who wanted to purchase the NFTs could bid in the online auctions with either Hong Kong dollars or Ethereum. The CryptoPunks, Bored Ape Yacht Club, and Meebits raised a total of $12 million.
This NFT auction is one of several similar auctions held by leading auction houses this year. In February, Christie’s was the first to host a major NFT auction with digital artist Beeple’s “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days.”