Bugatti’s flagship NFT and sculpture have been auctioned.
At the center of a collection of 261 smaller sterling silver sculptures of the Bugatti La Voiture Noire, which were delivered with NFTs is the flagship piece of the Bugatti Asprey collaboration: a gold sculpture of the legendary car which was delivered with an exclusive NFT. At the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale hosted by Phillips Auction House in London, the NFT and sculpture were sold for an incredible £378,000, which is roughly equivalent to over $450,000. The buyer, with the purchase, is also able to commission an additional Noire version of the sculpture for an additional cost. Painstakingly crafted over the course of six months by silversmiths in Asprey’s London workshop, the sculpture is a stunning rendition of the La Voiture Noire that continues what the car did in bringing its legend to the future.
The “La Voiture Noire” name for the one-off Bugatti came from the legend of Jean Bugatti’s own Type 57SC Atlantic that was lost in World War II, and if found may be the most valuable car in the world. The La Voiture Noire of today is a one-off Bugatti that evokes the artistry and mystery of the lost car, and the sculpture and NFT speak to how the La Voiture is more than just a car, it’s an incredible story with a mystery that decades later still begs to be solved.