By Courtney Tubbs  |  10-25-2018   News
Photo credit: Christie's Gavel

It is the first of its kind. A painting created using Artificial Intelligence was auctioned off at the famous Christie’s Gavel in New York and sold for a whopping $432,000.

The picture is the first to be created using an algorithm and a data set of 15,000 portraits painted between the 14th and 20th Centuries. The work is considered to be a breakthrough in the field of fine arts.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Who says AI can not make art?<a href="https://t.co/Z7lGSECCJ9">https://t.co/Z7lGSECCJ9</a></p>&mdash; Sheida Hooshmandi (@Sh_Hooshmandi) <a href="https://twitter.com/Sh_Hooshmandi/status/1054776965004189697?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The painting is called Portrait of Edmond Balamy. It was created by a Paris-based art collective called Obvious.

The picture shows a man with a blurred face wearing clothes from the 17th century. The picture does not fill the canvass completely, although the man makes for the central figure.

The artwork is regarded as “an interface between art and artificial intelligence.” Of course, it does not come cheap. The artwork was initially estimated to fetch anywhere from $7,000 to $10,000.

Christie’s specialist Richard Lloyd has some predictions for the future of this breakthrough art. He said: “AI is just one of several technologies that will have an impact on the art market of the future- although it is far too early to predict what those changes might be.”

Christie’s Gavel has been home to the biggest masterpieces like paintings of Picasso and Monet, which were auctioned at high prices.

Social media users have various reactions on the AI painting and its auction price.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">That painting is large and unattractive. It reminds me of your mother. - Richard Moore</p>&mdash; Hiatus~ (@DCMK_AiHaibara) <a href="https://twitter.com/DCMK_AiHaibara/status/1055519533899833344?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 25, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rich people love useless technology so they’ll start exclusively laundering their money using AI paintings, probably ending private art patronage forever. <a href="https://t.co/bwjS1LqP7b">https://t.co/bwjS1LqP7b</a></p>&mdash; Seymour Martin Trickset 👻 (@butleriano) <a href="https://twitter.com/butleriano/status/1055493150326702080?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 25, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Where the hell can I find people with money who are dying to spend it on garbage like AI paintings and <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%24tsla&amp;src=ctag&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">$tsla</a>&#39;s.<br><br>I have a lot of really valuable stuff to sell… <a href="https://t.co/fvoDvsnqtr">https://t.co/fvoDvsnqtr</a></p>&mdash; HOARY the menu MARMOT, STOCK TRADER EXTRAORDINAIRE (@mydoghasagun) <a href="https://twitter.com/mydoghasagun/status/1055535432337747968?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 25, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">As if it wasn&#39;t hard enough for artists to make a living. An AI program&#39;s painting sells for $432,000 at auction. <a href="https://twitter.com/BBC?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BBC</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RiseOfTheMachines?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RiseOfTheMachines</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/gimmick?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#gimmick</a> <a href="https://t.co/liGm1FbXrq">https://t.co/liGm1FbXrq</a></p>&mdash; Brian P. Klein (@brianpklein) <a href="https://twitter.com/brianpklein/status/1055525850098081792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 25, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“Portrait by AI program sells for $432,000”<br><br>Every artist weeps as they realise a block of metal made a painting more valuable than the output of their entire career. <a href="https://t.co/20TCRretts">https://t.co/20TCRretts</a></p>&mdash; Thomas Lee (@ratbum) <a href="https://twitter.com/ratbum/status/1055522968523157511?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 25, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45980863

https://www.latestly.com/technology/ai-painting-portrait-of-edmond-belamy-to-be-auctioned-at-christies-gavel-in-new-york-454227.html

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Anonymous No. 40448 1540510177

Say it with me: "The 'art' 'industry' is a Jewish money laundering scheme"

Anonymous No. 40453 1540513785

If a absolutely fell in love with a certain painting, I’d be content with a print. And would be able to relax knowing that if I was robbed, my place burnt, or the dog blah blah blah happened all I lost was a cheap print. But I am pretty sure I will never be in a position to throw away 100’s of thousands on old paintings.

I will have to somewhat agree that a lot of people that deal in art are money cleaning brokers.

Anonymous No. 40444 1540572954
This is the beginning of the final death of art as a form of expression, but it's more than that. It proves that money does not, in any capacity, bring culture.
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