AI Portrait Joins Bigwig Paintings at London Auction

Among the various works of art that are on display in London, one portrait is definitely going to stand out from the rest. After all, it is a computer generated portrait of a face that is going to change and transform forever.

This piece of painting will be on display along with the paintings of Lucian Freud, Andy Warhol, Jean Michel Basquiat, and Roy Lichtenstein It is being expected that all these paintings are possibly going to collect some of the biggest amounts at the auction. On the other hand, “Memories of Passersby I” by German computer programmer Mario Klingemann is a noteworthy piece of art that might attract everyone’s attention.

Auction house Sotheby stated that most importantly, it would be the first self-restrained, generative work of AI (Artificial Intelligence) ever to appear on the market” and it produces a “never-ending real-time stream of original art”

The AI portrait which comprises of two screens and it’s bugged to a computer contained in a retro-looking wooden case. The piece of art on one side creates a male-looking face and a female-looking face one on the other. The images are in the style of the Old Masters, however, constantly and perfectly changing.

Klingemann, who has done specialization in using computer code to generate art, stated that “‘Memories of Passersby’ is a machine that he developed that will keep on drawing on portraits of non-existing people always.

The price tag of this painting has been estimated 30,000-40,000 pounds, a bargain compared with some of the more traditional works among the 68 works of art on offer at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Auctions.

The different works of art would be sold at auctions in London that would be held on 5th and 6th March.

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