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Mateico Auctions: Buy and Sell in Traditional and NFT Auctions.

Art has always been a valuable and influential aspect of human culture. Since ancient times, artists have created works that inspire, move, and evoke emotions. Traditional art auctions have been with us for many centuries and are an integral part of the art market. In this article, we will explore the history of major art auctions, the development of auctions in the internet age, and the emergence of NFT auctions. Most importantly, we will provide a brief overview of the auctions we offer on the Mateico platform. Are you curious? Let’s dive in.

History of Traditional Art Auctions.

The existence of traditional art auctions can be traced back to ancient times. Auctions were held in ancient Greece and Rome, where various items, including sculptures and paintings, were sold. However, the true flourishing of art auctions occurred in Europe during the Renaissance period. Auctions became popular in cities like Venice, Florence, and Antwerp, where traders, collectors, and artists had the opportunity to buy and sell works of art. In the 18th and 19th centuries, traditional art auctions became increasingly popular, especially in England and France. This period saw the establishment of renowned auction houses such as Christie’s and Sotheby’s. These institutions became symbols of world-class art auctions, organizing sales of the most valuable and esteemed works.

Greatest Traditional Art Auctions.

Throughout history, there have been many spectacular events in the world of traditional art auctions that have become legendary. One of the most famous is the auction of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “Salvator Mundi” in 2017. The artwork was sold for a record-breaking $450 million, becoming the most expensive artwork ever sold at an auction. Another notable example is the auction of Paul Gauguin’s painting “Nafea Faa Ipoipo?” in 2015, which fetched a staggering $300 million. Recently, an auction of Gustav Klimt’s painting “Dame mit Fächer” took place, selling for £85.3 million ($440.4 million) at Sotheby’s in London.

Gustav Klimt – Dame mit Fächer (domena publiczna)

Auctions in the Internet Age.

With the development of internet technology, traditional art auctions have gained new possibilities. The internet has enabled online auctions, allowing participants from around the world to engage in bidding without physical presence. Auction houses such as Christie’s and Sotheby’s have launched online platforms that facilitate the sale and purchase of artworks remotely.

NFT Auctions – The New Era of Digital Art.

In recent years, a new phenomenon has emerged in the art market – NFT (Non-Fungible Tokens) auctions. NFTs are digital assets that represent unique and indivisible artworks or digital items. NFT auctions are conducted using blockchain technology, which ensures transparency, authenticity, and immutability of information. Some notable NFT auctions include “Everydays: The First 5000 Days” by Mike Winkelmann, also known as Beeple, which sold for a groundbreaking $69 million at Christie’s in March 2021. Another significant auction was “The First Tweet” by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, which was converted into an NFT and sold for $2.9 million on the Valuables auction platform in March 2021.

Mateico Auctions: Bridging Tradition with Digital Modernity.

To reconcile traditional art auctions with the digital revolution, our users will have access to both traditional auctions and NFT auctions, directly created and managed by artists. Through Mateico, participants can engage in both traditional auctions, where they bid on physical artworks, and NFT auctions, where they have the opportunity to acquire unique digital artworks. Mateico Auctions aim to combine the best aspects of traditional auctions and NFT auctions, allowing collectors to explore different forms of art and expand their collections. This innovative approach reflects the evolution of the art market and opens new possibilities for artists and art enthusiasts worldwide.

Here are a few tools and features you will have access to:

  • Fixed price of artworks in USD (the quantity of tokens will change based on the market price).
  • Adding multiple wallets that will receive commissions from sales.
  • 3 bidding modes (Buy Now, Timed Auction – From/To, Timed Auction – Start from the first bid).
  • 2 types of auctions (traditional, NFT).
  • Support for NFT 721 and NFT 1155.
  • And much more…

Traditional art auctions have a long and rich history, and their development is linked to the evolution of society and technology. In the internet age, online auctions have become popular, allowing global access to the art market. NFTs have ushered in a new era of digital art and auctions. Mateico Auctions, on the other hand, represent an innovative combination of tradition and digital modernity, providing a unique experience for collectors, artists, and art enthusiasts. Through such evolution, auctions become more accessible, diverse, and dynamic, playing a key role in the development of art and culture.