Dmitri Cherniak's Ringers #879 NFT, also called "The Goose," sold for $6.2 million today in a Sotheby's auction.
The original estimations for the bid were between $2 million and $3 million, but a seller nabbed it at a final bid price of $5.4 million, plus auction house fees.
The now-defunct crypto hedge fund 3AC originally bought The Goose for $5.8 million in August of 2021. In order to liquidate NFTs from the firm, Sotheby’s announced it would be selling The Goose as well as other NFTs from famous generative artists in a collection called “The Grails” in May of this year.
Cherniak joins the likes of Tyler Hobbs of Fidenza fame to get into the high-profile generative art NFT scene, who also sold pieces at the Sotheby's auction.
This piece has been updated to include context about The Goose's prior owner 3AC and to correct the final sale price of the NFT.
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