Artwork produced by algorithms may not be considered as true art by most but for one French bidder, the “first portrait generated by an algorithm to come up for auction,” was worth the $432,000 he cashed out on to obtain the piece.

British auction company Christie’s is responsible for selling the piece via telephone after the estimated selling price was anticipated to be only $7,000-$10,000. The painting named Edmond de Belamy, from La Famille de Belamy was made by a group of French students named Obvious, the work is a product of “machine learning” and “business school.” The work became the matter of press releases, was granted interviews and advertised as being “on canvass” and “in a gilded frame.” Private viewings and public showings of the piece were also held. Furthermore, it was strategically placed between work by Warhol and Lichtenstein boosting its earning potential.

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Pic regram @obvious_art Artwork is by #EdmonddeBelamy created by @obvious_art using #artificialintelligience , For the 1st time an #AI #painting will be auctioned in October @christiesinc There are 11 artworks by the #BellamyFamily created by #ObviousArt & some have already been sold to collectors. @time have published an article entitled "The painter behind these artworks is an AI program, do they still count as art" So what do you all think? • Obvious Art is made up of a collective of talented people working with #algorithms #computers ,also looking &working with other elements such as #philosophy &other disciplines. Surely creating, inventing, constructing, feeling, r all part of what forms #art , therefore whether we see this #painting as art or not because it was created with AI should not make us forget or neglect that there are talented people behind the #algorithm ,& they have created, invented, constructed & so forth that. They are #artists #mathematical artists too. In a time when disciplines are merging together more & more, the continuous fusion of #technology & art is inevitable. It has always been there, either with photography or digital printing but it is reaching dimensions which may disrupt at such a fast pace, that we, #theworld are finding it difficult to keep up. Worried about automation and job losses. Perhaps politics needs to step up. Technology makes us feel comfortable and uncomfortable, just like art does. So #tech is part of a new wave of art; & the auctioned artworks will either become the norm, or it is an artistic medium experiment or it is an experiment about the art market-the sometimes absurdity of it-to show that art has become a commodity first & an emotion second, rather than the other way around like it probably should be. Or perhaps it isn't the other way around, & our emotions r more & more drawn to #robotic & #technological aspects &so purchase is emotion based 1st. It is WOW moment in invention and Whatever answer 2question, tech shows art is in everything @obvious_art r talented humans creating AI & when u create u r part of what defines being an artist. And when you make people react, well, that's art ✨

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