One of the NFTs sold by the news agency is the image of the American politician Bernie Sanders with his gloves, sold for 7,500 euros.
The second auction of AFP photos collected nearly 200,000 euros on Saturday, the first three NFTs were awarded nearly 15,000 euros, we learned from the Agency on Sunday.
In total, 90% of the lots offered remain, the event brings together more than 500 participants, connected remotely or on site at the Ellia Art Gallery in Paris. From the guns of the 1870 war to the Liberation, Zidane’s headbutt or Notre-Dame burning, Agence France-Presse offers 200 photos from its archives, at the end of an exhibition that attracted more than 5,000 guests for ten days.
Bernie Sanders with his gloves
The first three NFTs of the Agency (digital photos certified by a recognized indelible certificate) also attracted buyers for almost 15,000 euros, including 7,500 for the image of the American politician Bernie Sanders with his gloves, the subject of countless abuses on social networks.
“This sale of art prints now puts us on the scene of collections and brings us closer to the general public, which is a double success”, rejoices Marielle Eudes, director of specials Agence France Presse photography project, some shots will join private or institutional collections.
Last year, for the first sale of its kind, the AFP raised nearly 300,000 euros for all 187 lots on offer, including 15,600 for its biggest success, a photo by Serge Gainsbourg which burned the 500-franc note in 1984. from Ader Entreprise et Patrimoine, in collaboration with LaCollection.io for three digital editions. All funds raised will go towards the protection and restoration of the Agency’s photographic collection.