unusual objects sold at auction in 2018

AI-produced artwork

“Edmond de Belamy” made history by becoming the first AI-produced artwork to be sold at auction. It fetched $432,500 at Christie’s in New York in October, dramatically exceeding its top estimate of $10,000. Although the print is signed “min G max D x [log (D(x))] + z [log(1 – D (G(z)))]” (after a section of the algorithm’s code), it was conceived by Obvious, a Paris-based trio fascinated by the artistic potential of machine learning.