If you thought high-end art, like the exquisite paintings made by Amrita Sher-Gil, Frieda Kahlo, Sandro Botticellior Vincent Van Gogh, is only about physical creation, then you haven’t probably realised how the internet culture has revolutionised that sphere. In a world that is run by the digital culture of memes, tweets, emojis, and snaps, art has also evolved. Creating their own space next to Mona Lisa’s portrait is the modern-day art or non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The most recent NFT that has created a buzz on the internet is American singer Billie Eilish’s portrait made with emojis. These NFTs are sold and bought using cryptocurrency.
If this whole new world of digital art that resides only on screens confuses you, then look no further. We are here to present you with some of the most unique NFTs ever sold.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s tweet, which was the first tweet on Twitter from 2006, received its highest bid of $2.5 million from Sina Estavi, CEO of Bridge Oracle. Last month, Jack had announced that he would be selling an NFT version of his 2006 tweet on a platform called Valuables by Cent.
The renowned animated series by Adult Swim Rick and Morty also found their fans in an NFT auction. The series co-creator JustinRoiland announced in January that he had sold a collection called “The Best I Could Do” on the NFT auction house, Nifty Gateway, making it one of the biggest sales on the platform. Roiland also sold a unique NFT titled “The First Ever Edition Of Rick And Morty Crypto art” for $150,000.
Music artist and wife of Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, Grimes has also made her name in the NFT market. The Canadian singer made over $6 million by selling her artwork and music videos as NFTs. Her highest-selling piece was a music video titled Death of the Old that featured flying cherubs, a cross, a sword, and glowing light, whichis set to an original song by Grimes, and was sold for nearly $389,000.
The gif of Nyan Cat, a cat floating in space with a rainbow streak has also managed to become a coveted NFT item. Its creator Chris Torres decided to auction it off on a platform called Foundation worth $590,000.
Electronic music artist Steve Aoki collaborated with digital artist Antoni Tudisco to create Hairy, a funky purple and blue figure that dances to the tune of Aoki’s music. The art piece was sold on a platform called Gateway for $888,888.88 last month.
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