Renowned art auction house Christie’s is launching a ‘Cartography Of The Mind’ NFT auction. This curated collection of over 24 artworks runs June 21-28. It features some of the most influential digital artists in the world. The ‘Cartography Of The Mind’ supports the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in collaboration with Ryan Zurrer, Founder of Dialectic and Vine Ventures.
What is Christie’s Cartography Of The Mind NFT offering?
This new and eye-catching Christie’s NFT auction is a remarkable and diverse collection that represents community and art. It focuses on psychedelic experiences and the benefits they provide. Aside from the art, several artists have also provided the psychedelic experiences that have shaped their lives.
Also taking part are Beeple, Sarah Meyohas, Refik Anadol, Mad Dog Jones and IX Shells, among others.
The NFT sale will run for one week (June 21-28) in partnership with Atomic Form. This New York NFT infrastructure company provides blockchain verification and gallery management software for the entire Cartography of the Mind exhibition.
Significantly, you can purchase the artworks at Christie’s New York galleries and online through the official website for this NFT sale.
“There is an intrinsic connection between the psychedelic community and the arts. Art is often used to integrate psychedelic experiences that transcend language, culture and experience to communicate what words simply cannot. We are honored to have these talented artists donate their art and are grateful to Ryan and Christie’s for their support of MAPS,” said Rick Doblin, PhD, MAPS Founder and CEO.
MAPS research is potentially life saving!
The purpose of the NFT sale at Christie’s is to raise funds to support the non-profit research organization MAPS. Founded in 1986, MAPS researches psychedelic-assisted therapies that have the potential to save lives now and in the future.
Studies on drug policy reform, public education, health equity and harm reduction initiatives are some of the avenues MAPS explores. In addition, MAPS sponsors the world’s most advanced psychedelic therapy research. Money from Christie’s NFT sale will help fund this research.
Noah Davis, Head of Digital Art at Christie, comments, “Working closely with Ryan and co. assembling the radical art in Cartography of the Mind has been a blast. MAPS is an organization that has benefited an incredible number of people, including many artists. I am thrilled to know that the proceeds from this auction will be used to further their mission.”
Christie’s continues to explore the NFT space
The Cartography Of The Mind NFT auction is not Christie’s first entry into the NFT space. Founded in 1776, Christie’s is one of the largest and most well-known art auction houses in the world.
In addition, it is a world leader in the art and luxury trade. Now it’s also using its centuries-old business knowledge to find a way into the digital revolution.
Finally, last year, Christie’s became the first major art auction house to sell an NFT. beeple collage, ‘Everyday life: The first 5000 days’, became the largest NFT sale in history at $69 million.