Motivational doodles drawn by the entrepreneur turned social media guru outsold works by Warhol and Pollock. Gary Vee’s 5 NFT drawings simply offered for $1,262,500 at Christie’s. The auction took place at Christie’s New York on October 1.
Gary Vaynerchuk’s digital scans of his “VeeFriends” hand-drawn doodles have generated more than $90 million in gross sales thus far. However yesterday the workaholic investor, serial entrepreneur, and yard sale collector proved that paper drawings are also still helpful within the digital age—he simply offered 5 of them for $1.26 million, outselling Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock at a Christie’s public sale in New York.
The lot of 5 hand-drawn VeeFriends pictures offered for greater than six figures each.
Up for sale were the “ink on paper” variations of Empathetic Elephant, Gratitude Gorilla, “Diamond Hands” Hen, “You are Gonna Die” Fly, and Great Tiger. The Emphatic Elephant won the day, selling for $412,500. The doodle took Vaynerchuk simply minutes to draw
The 5 doodles are a part of the 286-piece collection of animals hand-drawn by Vaynerchuk himself. Vaynerchuk turned the doodles into a collection of 10,255 NFTs known as VeeFriends. Each animal carries an epithet: noble camels, glowing glow worms, benevolent barn owls, and so forth.
The VeeFriends website says that the animals “represent human traits that Gary most admires. He focused on traits that he believes will lead to happiness and success.”
Aside from his success with a web-based wine business and his tech investments, Vaynerchuk is best known for his motivational advice.
The doodles could look infantile, but the VeeFriends floor value is now 14.65 ETH, or about $50,100, and essentially the most helpful VeeFriends NFT offered for nearly $1.2 million on OpenSea. It depicts an “Alert Ape,” and appears exactly how it sounds.
Every NFT is accompanied by a 20-30 second video of Vaynerchuk thrashing out the doodle, and the NFTs doubles as a ticket to Vaynerchuk’s upcoming conferences for the next three years.
On September 10, Vaynerchuk announced VeeCon 2022, the primary of three deliberate annual occasions that can happen from May 19 by means of to May 22 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.