A Painting Made by Artificial Intelligence Has Been Sold at Auction for $432,500

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By CASEY QUACKENBUSH

October 26, 2018

An artwork made by an artificial intelligence program sold at a Christie’s auction for $432,500, nearly 45 times its high estimate.

Portrait of Edmond Belamy, a painting created by a Paris-based art collective called Obvious, was generated by using an algorithm and a data set of 15,000 portraits painted between the 14th and 20th centuries.

It sold during the October 23-25 Prints & Multiples sale at Christie’s, making it the first piece of AI art to go under the hammer at a major auction house, Christie’s said.

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