AI Artwork Smashes Estimate to Fetch $432,500 at Auction

  • Portrait of Edmond Belamy, 2018, created by GAN (Generative Adversarial Network), sold by Christie’s for $432,500.  Image © Obvious

    Portrait of Edmond Belamy, 2018, created by GAN (Generative Adversarial Network), sold by Christie’s for $432,500. Image © Obvious

AI artwork sells for $432,500 — nearly 45 times its high estimate — as Christie’s becomes the first auction house to offer a work of art created by an algorithm

Artificial intelligence, as used by Paris-based collective Obvious, made six figures at auction on Thursday. In the Prints & Multiples  sale at Christie’s, Portrait of Edmond Belamy sold for an incredible $432,500, signalling the arrival of AI art on the world auction stage.

This field of "art" still is in its infancy, but it's one to watch. 

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