Portrait of Edmond Belamy By Al Program Sells For $432,000

Edmond Belamy Portrait

The artificial intelligence (AL) has created a program generated portrait that has been sold at an auction for $432,000. This Portrait was created using an algorithm and a data set of 15,000 portraits painted during the timeline between the 14th and 20th Centuries. Sold at Christie’s in New York, the bidding price of this painting started at $7000-$10000, nearly 45 times its high estimate.

This portrait is called the Portrait of Edmond Belamy and has been created by an art collective based in Paris called Obvious. The method behind the generation of this portrait is rather an intriguing one. To generate this portrait computer algorithm compared its own work to those in the data set, till the point they both looked similar.

Edmond Belamy
Edmond Belamy Portrait

Hence by doing so, history has been made. This is the first of its kind portrait. It becomes the first such Al created artwork to go under the hammer at a major auction house in New York. It marks the beginning of an era. It will lead to the generation of many such Al generated portraits that will set up a competitive market. It will also have a huge impact on the market of paintings; it becomes the next type of art.

The Portrait Of Edmond Belamy

Paris collective of a bunch of 25-year-olds has made a fortune in creating Edmond Belamy. Edmond Belamy portrait shows in its frame a round built gentleman. It may be assumed that he’s French as the portrait has been created by a French collective. He wears a dark frockcoat with plain white collar. Edmond Belamy looks to be a man of the church, and his face is somewhat unclear. The label mentions him to be Edmond Belamy. One from the creators Gauthier Vernier seemed to call it a new branch of art and that such groups will be a new generation of creatives.

Written by Anhaar Ahmed

My name is Anhaar Ahmed. I'm a technology journalist at Techglen. Mostly I write about all things tech but you will often find me writing about entertainment news. You can get in touch with me at

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