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bought a virtual painting by Nikas Safronov for 5 million rubles

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The original picture on Earth is inaccessible to anyone.

Nikas Safronov’s work went under the hammer for a considerable sum.

The St. Petersburg Economic Forum was recently held in the Northern capital. An auction was held there, where virtual art objects – NFT – were exhibited. Among the lots was Safronov’s work.

The original painting of the famous painter, from which a virtual copy was made, is on board the ISS. According to Nikas himself, the crew of the Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft decided to take this work with them.

The painting, which is outside the Earth’s orbit, interested the auction participants – as a result, an NFT copy of this work went under the hammer for 5 million rubles, according to the Telegram channel Base.

Other NFT copies of works by no less famous artists were also exhibited at the auction. The image of a hot dog from Garik Kharlamov, for example, was sold for 650,000 rubles, and a digital copy of Malevich’s painting was valued at only 200,000.

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