NFT Art: the documentary on the history of the CryptoPunk “What the Punk!” is already online

This week, “What the Punk!” was released, the new 80-minute documentary that tells the story of the famous CryptoPunk and the pioneers of crypto and NFT Art. 

NFT Art with “What the Punk!”: 80 minutes of documentary on the history of the CryptoPunk

On June 11, 2024, “What The Punk!” was released, an 80-minute documentary that explores the extraordinary history of the CryptoPunk and the birth of the vibrant NFT Art scene. 

“IMPORTANT, We have decided to use Vimeo OTT to quickly meet the expectations of the community and not keep you waiting any longer. In this way, we will also support the participation of our film in festivals. A strong audience turnout will help us secure streaming contracts. Thank you for your support!”

“Watch it NOW on ARTE (France and Germany) or on VIMEO OTT (English version) for $5.99 or $9.99 for purchase”

“What the punk!” was created directly with the participation of the creators of CryptoPunk, Matt Hall and John Watkinson. It tells the story of this unprecedented journey: from a candid blockchain experiment to the most prestigious museums and auction houses in the world.

In practice, the story tells of this almost surreal world in which incredibly creative artists navigate the complexities of the great speculators and digital fraudsters.

The CryptoPunks have shaken the art world, triggering an artistic revolution and a speculative storm of enormous proportions. 

NFT Art: the CryptoPunks told in the new documentary “What The Punk!”

The new documentary on NFT Art has seen its international release on VIMEO OTT for a limited period of 3 months, and on ARTE for France and Germany.

For Europe, the launch of “What The Punk!” took place in conjunction with ART BASEL 2024, at the Kult Kino Cinema, during the Digital Art Mile, a new format of digital art fair in Basel.

ARTE describes the plot of the film about CryptoPunk as follows:

“In 2017, two unknown programmers had fun tinkering with an algorithm. The result was a collection of 10,000 pixelated characters with an old-school 8-bit look, the CryptoPunk, which they then offered for free via blockchain. Who would have thought that just three years later they would be worth billions of dollars.”

Behind “What The Punk!”, there is the director Hervé Martin Delpierre who, in general, dedicates himself to directing documentaries that reveal his passion for the artistic and cultural trends of the 21st century. His most important film is “Daft Punk Unchained”, the only one existing about the most famous electronic band, and it has been sold in more than 80 countries.

The sales of the CryptoPunk collection

I CryptoPunk continue to be at the top of the ranking of the best-selling NFTs, also making Ethereum, the blockchain on which they are developed, the first in terms of volumes. 

To give an example, last April 2024, the CryptoPunk NFT #635 was sold for the modest sum of 4000 ETH, the equivalent at that time of 12.4 million dollars.

Looking at the most recent sales, such as those on Friday, June 14, 2024, the selling prices of CryptoPunk NFTs remain in the range of 28-50 ETH.