Bids for Beeple's 5,000-day digital art collection surpass $13 million as auction nears end

Bids for popular digital artist Beeple's 5,000-day collection have surpassed $13.2 million dollars, with the auction set to end within the next 24 hours. 

So far, the sale, hosted by British auction house Christie's, has received 165 bids

The collection of 5,000 pieces titled Everydays: The First 5000 Days, has been called "one of the most unique bodies of work to emerge in the history of digital art." To create the collection, Beeple produced a new work of art every single day for 14 years, starting in May 2007. 

The auction, the result of a partnership between Christie's and NFT marketplace MakersPlace, marks the first time non-fungible token (NFT) art will be sold at an auction house. Buyers have the option of paying in ETH.