Sotheby’s is a New York-based international firm founded in the United Kingdom. It is one of the major fine and decorative art, jewellery, and collectibles brokers in the world. It has 80 sites in 40 countries, with a strong presence in the United Kingdom.
Samuel Baker, a bookseller, founded Sotheby’s on March 11, 1744 in London. Following George Leigh became a partner in 1767, the business was renamed Baker & Leigh, and after Baker’s death in 1778, when Leigh’s nephew, John Sotheby, inherited Leigh’s share, it was called Leigh and Sotheby. Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge (1864–1924); Sotheby and Company (1924–83); Mssrs Sotheby; Sotheby & Wilkinson; Sotheby Mak van Waay; and Sotheby’s & Co.
Sotheby’s announced on August 30 that 101 Bored Apes will be for sale.
Sotheby’s held an auction of 101 non-fungible Bored Ape Yatch Club (BAYC) tokens in September (NFT). On September 11, the mini-collection sold for a whopping $24.4 million, well beyond expectations.
BAYC has a cult following, but the Sotheby’s sale gave the NFT a stamp of prestige worth, and it hasn’t looked back since. Christies held another BAYC series auction on October 15.
Over the previous two months, one huge sale or another of the BAYC has been announced, and prices on OpenSea are skyrocketing.
The Sotheby milestone changed everything for the Bored Apes and certified it in the elite art circles as a collectable of importance, coming in second to Cryptopunks in popularity. The Bored Apes were also transported closer to Asia as a result of the Chirstie’s sale.
BAYC has had a very hectic couple of months. The most expensive token in the Yatch Club collection, Bored Ape #8585, sold for $2.7 million on OpenSea last week.
All apes appear bored, but #8585 is a cut above the rest, sporting a king’s crown, heart-shaped sunglasses, and a colourful physique.
Bored Ape #2087 and Bored Ape #5199, both sold for $16 million on October 14, are the other two finalists.
BAYC has gotten celebrity support from time to time, and why not? It takes a digital art genius to come up with 10,000 distinct ways to appear bored.
Stephen Curry, a three-time NBA champion, became a member of the Bored Ape Yacht Club in August and bought one of their NFTs for 55 ETH ($180,000). Curry’s bored ape is dressed in a tweed suit and has blue fur and zombie eyes. Only 3% of apes have zombie eyes, and only 1% of apes wear tweed jackets, therefore these two characteristics are extremely unusual.
What is the Bored Ape Yacht Club all about?
The Bored Ape Yatch Club, or BAYC for short, is an NFT collection of 10,000 bored apes.
On the BAYC website, you may go at the complete gallery, where the apes are organised by background, earring, clothing, and other factors.
Since August, the average price of a bored ape has nearly doubled.
With a total sales volume of $567 billion, the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) is now the sixth most valuable NFT collection in the crypto realm. The total price increase has only occurred since August.
Until two months ago, the average cost of a BAYC NFT was less than $100,000.
That sum has now risen to $196,000.
The proprietors of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), Yuga Labs, have announced on Twitter that they would create their own Ethereum-based crypto-token in early 2022.
The value of this NFT at mint was US$189, and it increased by 58,118 percent to US$109,816 on September 29, 2021, while Ethereum’s value on the mint date of Bored Ape Yacht Club was US$2358, compared to US$2817 on September 29, 2021.
The Bored Ape Yacht Club has roughly 5,000 owners and 186,000 Twitter followers. It’s also the third most popular NFT on the market. It’s an Ape-ic NFT, to be sure.