Actor and venture capitalist Ashton Kutcher’s first attempt at digital art, an awful piece titled “The Eye of the Beholder”, is auctioning at Cryptograph. At the time of writing, the highest bid stood at 13.26 ethereum, or about $5,400, with a day to go before the sale ends.
Kutcher’s video on the blockchain-based art market demonstrates a new concept where the physical original is destroyed to assure the digital copy of a unique existence as a cryptograph.
Kutcher’s piece, digitized in a low-resolution phone-camera shot, is a remarkably bare-bones doodle of cartoon eyes and a one-stroke star.
The ‘Two and a Half Men’ star adds his star power to crypto-art creators, including Paris Hilton, Skeet Ulrich and David Arquette. He has picked two charities, Global Wildlife Conservation and Oxygen Seven, to receive a portion of the sale.
Cryptograph commented on the historical aspect of Kutcher’s digital artwork. “He has created a physical sketch drawn inside a book, which he then digitizes before destroying the physical version of his…