Following the success of the CryptoPunks NFT Portraits auction, Christie’s teamed up with The Andy Warhol Foundation for another historic sale of five unique NFTs from the “Andy Warhol: Machine Made” collection, which fetched over $3,377,500 USD.

Not only did Andy Warhol rule the physical art world, but he is now also riding the digital wave as well. The Andy Warhol Foundation produced five different NFTs from preserved and restored data of his 1985 artworks, including the “Amiga,” which was restored from floppy disks back in 2014. From these files, no more NFTs will be created. The net earnings will be utilized to assist The Andy Warhol Museum’s annual funding as well as the foundation’s initiatives to support artists across the United States. Each NFT sale was extended numerous times to accommodate over 200 bids in the final 24 hours of bidding, starting at $10,000 USD per artwork. The auction drew a worldwide audience, with three victorious bids from the United States, one from Asia, and one from Europe. The Andy Warhol Foundation’s Director of Licensing, Marketing, and Sales, Michael Dayton Hermann, said, “We are happy for this chance to collaborate with Christie’s on significantly contributing to the Foundation’s ongoing efforts to support many artists.” “Warhol’s unique practice and vision has enabled the Foundation’s ongoing dedication to artists by supporting small, community-oriented places, huge museums, and everything in between,” says the statement.