Interesting debate. Is it art?
Painting sells for $432,500. The artist? An algorithm
It’s been called “horrible art,” a blurry portrait with a subject whose eyes are comparable to those of Frosty the Snowman — but that didn’t stop “The Portrait of Edmond Belamy” from fetching 43 times its expected price at Christie’s auction house when it went on the block last week.
The controversial canvas, which sold for $432,500, is believed to be the first auctioned work of art created using artificial intelligence. Read the full story HERE.