Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci turned in their graves this week, as the annual sales of Digital Art sales topped $13,000 million dollars.
After seeing a Bored Ape NFT, Leonardo Da Vinci, 570, growled: ‘I don’t know why I F***ing bothered. I spent years studying corpses to render accurately the musculature of the human form. Now I find out I should have been doing simple line-drawings of an anatomically incorrect simian.’
He then screwed up his Vitruvian man, threw it in the bin and started drawing a primate in a fez.
The Renaissance multi-tasker was not alone in his condemnation of BAYC series.
Michelangelo, the painter of the Sistine Chapel, grumbled, ‘Do you know how difficult it is to paint frescoes on a twenty-metre high ceiling? I was paid about 300 ducats for doing that effing masterwork. Which is about $78 000 in your money. AND I gave myself neckache, reaching up to paint God Creating Man. Now I find out could have made more money staying at home doing a skinny gorilla in sunglasses and a sailor’s hat.’
When the reanimated renaissance maestros were then shown images of CryptoPunks, they both slit their wrists and returned to their graves.