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Speedy CryptoArt 【Simple to understand!】13 Prominent NFT Art Pieces (Updated September 27, 2021)

◆ The pieces which lead to the NFT boom!

(1) Artist: BEEPLE
Piece: 5,000days
Bidding price: 69 million USD (7.5 billion yen including commissions)
Platform: Christie’s
Bid date: March 11, 2021

Description: An unsuccessful digital artist posted digital art on Twitter for 5,000 days non-stop.

The prestigious Christie’s (an advanced company in DX) held a two-week auction with 22 million people watching the bidding online on the final day.
It sold for 69 million USD ($7.5 billion including commissions).

This is the third highest bid in history.
The highest ever bid was by Jeff Koons, with the second by David Hockney.

Reference (March 20, 2021)
Crypto art (NFT art) turns contemporary art into a money game!  http://spdy.jp/news/s9774/

 

◆Creating community value

(2) Artists: 70 undisclosed artists (both famous and unknown) from around the world create work using mask motifs.
(Totaling 16,384)

Piece: Hashmask
Bidding price: 420 Ethereum (approximately 69 million yen)
Bid date: February 7, 2021
Martket place: OpenSea

Details:
Tokens are used for art naming rights.
They developed a community of collectors (you can’t enter without purchasing tokens; it’s a new kind of online salon) has grown. It’s called the Unicorn Mask Owners Association.

 

◆ The oldest NFT project (2017)

(3) Artist: Spring 2017, John Watkinson and Matt Hall

By June 2017, 10,000 characters with playful hairstyles, hats, and glasses were created for the emerging Ethereum blockchain event.

Piece: 10,000 items

Bidding price: 332 million USD (approximately 36.5 billion yen) as of August 2021
Average price per cryptopunk is $190,069 (21.9 million yen)

Details: The prices skyrocketed when VISA purchased (49.50 Ethereum = $150,000 = 17 million yen) one of the 10,000 dot art works (Cryptopunk 7610) four years before NFT started booming.

 

◆AI art created using deep learning

(4) Artist: Sophia – an AI robot
Made in collaboration with Andrea Bonaceto
Piece: Sophia Instantiation

Bid date: March 25, 2021
Bidding price: 688,888 USD (approximately 75 million yen)
Marketplace: Nifty Gateway

Details: Sophia used her built-in camera to process the faces and expression methods in Bonaceto’s work, and used neural networks to complete her own work in her own style.

 

◆A celebrity started for fun and quit halfway!

(5) Artist: Elon Musk (own of Tesla)

Piece: HODL – A cryptonym for long-term holdings in crypto assets (a few seconds of video featuring the subject spinning)
Bidding price: 1.12 million USD (approximately 120 million yen). Subsequently discontinued

Marketplace:
Details: The piece depicts a diamond hand, a bush dog (presumably representing a doughy coin), the moon, and a gold trophy decorated with the letters “HODL,” a cryptic term for a long-term holding in a crypto asset. It spins and sparkles in time with the house music.

In his usual style, Mr. Musk tweeted, “I’m selling this song about NFTs as an NFT.”

 

◆Making ownership of famous paintings into NFTs

(6) Artist: Pablo Picasso
Piece: The Girl with the Beret (1964)

Bidding price: The painting is worth 3.68 million USD (approximately 400 million yen)
The price at the last sale in 2016 was $2.48 million (270 million yen)

Marketplace: Sygnum, a Swiss bank, and Artemundi, an art investment company, have teamed up. Secondary trading will be conducted on the bank’s digital asset trading platform, SygnEx.

Details: Split ownership shares for the paintings are being offered at $6,000 per share.
The shares will be tokenized and issued via blockchain technology. This will allow a wide range of investors to obtain ownership of the art.
The transactions will be settled in Swiss francs (CHF) using Signum’s native CHF stablecoin, DCHF. Shared ownership of the paintings is recognized under Swiss law.
The actual paintings will not be sold; they will be stored in a high-security facility when they are not on loan to museums for exhibition.

 

◆Internationally renowned artists experiment with art economic zones using NFTs

(7) The Damien Hirst Currency Project (July 2021)
→8.1 billion yen value as of now (primary (2.5 billion yen) + secondary (5.6 billion yen))

He created 10,000 realistic pieces for the project. This alone is amazing!
https://currency.nft.heni.com/

He then worked with them both digitally and through analogue methods.
http://spdy.jp/news/s11413/

Digitally, the history of each piece of work was completely databased. The number of dots, colors, etc, were recorded.
https://currency.nft.heni.com/rarities#color

In analog, he took nine steps to prove that each piece is one of a kind.
The steps include signatures, backing, handmade paper, microdots, embossing, handwritten title, artist watermark, hologram, and watermark of the Hurst logo. Each is unique to the nth degree!
http://spdy.jp/news/s11958/

Purchases can be made with either virtual currency or credit cards. Those who purchase with a credit card will receive delivery via NFT, so all purchasers will require a virtual currency account and wallet set up to receive digital delivery.

Purchasers have one year to hold it in digital form (NFT) or they can receive the analog piece. If they choose digital, the analog piece is discarded, and if they choose analog, the digital data is discarded.

You can view buying results on the website at any time. This creates a sense of for the market for this project. This is important.
http://spdy.jp/news/s12307/

 

◆ An 8 year old drew some as a summer vacation project, and they sold!

(8) Artist: Zombie Zoo Keeper

Piece: The first three pieces were sold for 0.006 Ether (about 2,300 yen at the time). (August 25, 2021)

Primary Sale: Purchased by Trevor McFedries, producer of DJ Lil Miquela, who has 3 million followers, for 1.2 Ethereums (equivalent to 520,000 yen).
(Opensea)

Secondary distribution: Steve Aoki bought three for 2.4 million yen (800,000 yen per copy) via OpenSea, and it became a hot topic.

 

◆NFT housing sold for $500,000, and can actually be built!

(9) Piece name: Mars House
Artist: Krista Kim
The music for the clip was composed by Jeff Schroeder of the Smashing Pumpkins.

Purchase price: 288 Ether (55 million yen) 2021/5/16
Marketplace: SuperRare

Buyers receive 3D files in exchange for payment and can upload them to the “metaverse”.

This one was purchased by a resident of Toronto, who received 3D files of NFTs and video clips with music in exchange for ETH.

The buyer can upload it to the metaverse, called Decentraland, and use it as a home for their avatar. The houses, built on a virtual Mars, are apparently mostly made of glass.

Houses are not only available for upload to the buyer’s metaverse, but can also be recreated in the physical world.

According to experts in the real estate market, NFT real estate could boom.

 

◆ The world’s first VR space created by a VR artist has been sold.

(10) Artist: VR Artist, Aimi Sekiguchi

VR art piece: Alternate dimension – Fantastical magnificence 2021/03/25

Bidding price: Approximately 13 million yen
Marketplace: OpenSea

Aimi Sekiguchi has been presenting VR video works using the Google Tilt Brush since 2016.

 

◆Takashi Murakami attempts to sell 108 works (the number of Kleshas); falls through

(11) Artist: Takashi Murakami

Piece: Flower #0001-#0108 (108 total)
Created in: 2021/03/30
Bidding price: Canceled while sales were open.
Marketplace: OpenSea

Each piece was a Nintendo-like 24×24 pixel image. 12 were released each day, and the auction started when 108 pieces, each representing a different affliction, was available, but eventually sales were suspended.

They explain, “You are allowed to use the images in games and metaverse services provided by companies affiliated with the author.”

◆ Self-replicating NFT sells for over 400 million yen

 

(12) Artist: Mad Dog Jones, the digital artist also known as Michah Dowbak
Piece: REPLICATOR – A 52 second video
Market: Phillips, a long-standing English auction house

Bidding price: 3.4 million USD (approximately 370 million yen)
Approximately 4.14 million USD (approximately 450 million yen) including commissions

Details: Visually, it’s a video of a copy machine installed in an office.
The work itself is designed to keep generating new NFTs for about a year.

The self-replication is programmed into the contract, including the timing of replication, ownership rules, the number of generations to be replicated, and a setting to prevent replication beyond a certain number of times. An algorithm was also built into it that requires each new version to have slightly different details from the original for generation. The total amount to be generated is expected to range from 75 to 300.

 

◆ LOOT – Building a participatory design strategy to expand community

(13) Artist: Loot was created by Dom Hoffman, the founder of Vine.
It started with a tweet from him on August 28, 2021.
https://twitter.com/dhof/status/1431316631934967815

Piece name: LOOT
LOOT is text data containing a list of eight random pieces of equipment used in an RPG game. 8,000 of these “bags” were prepared.
“A lot of people wanted something for use in the metaverse, so we wanted to see what would happen in the market if we made it (LOOT) available everywhere for free.”
There was no game called Loot, no story, nothing related to Loot. All there was, was this text data.
The project is an experiment to see how far these nondescript cards with nothing more than words can spread and grow throughout the decentralized community.
What exactly is it?
https://opensea.io/collection/lootproject

There are no images on these cards, like traditional NFT would: they only contain text. They intentionally left images and other information out so people who receive the cards can interpret them as they like.
The cards were not all made into NFTs during primaries, just a smart-contract by Dom. If you got one of the pieces you would have to pay for the gas and make it an NFT at your own risk. (They were free.)
It all started with Dom posting a bullet list on his Twitter page titled “LOOT” on the details, with links to Opensea and Etherscan, where the smart-contract was viewable.
His fans took notice, and all 7777 bags that were available at the time were taken almost immediately. Those that remain are in Dom’s possession.
https://www.lootproject.com

What occurred:

1) Re-selling began immediately
Resells for 46 million USD five days after Drop starts. After that it drops, but auctions off at over 20,000 USD.

2) The contents of Loot were made into images (and even AI got involved!)
They contained the kind of equipment used in RPGs, so images of characters equipped with the items and equipment started being passed around. Some were drawn by people, and some by AI!
Examples of works created by people
https://twitter.com/supergremplin/status/1432443098974461956?s=20

Examples from AI
https://twitter.com/moesalih_/status/1433141553443352576

3) Communities arose
People with the same possessions spontaneously began creating their own communities.
For example, one community was created for people who had Divine Robes in their loot. To join their community, you need a Divine Robe and you must connect to your wallet.
This caused them to open up a market to sell cards for those who want to join communities!
https://www.lootproject.com/resources

For example, the Divine Robe community currently has 100 bags for resale, with a floor price of 14.9Eth. Prices rise all the way up to 39-45Eth at the highest!
https://robes.market/

4) Synthetic Loot was created
The 8,000 units prepared by Dom are being sold at a high price. But this means that everyday people can no longer participate. This caused Synthetic Loot to appear.
Synthetic Loot is available to anyone who has an Etherum wallet.

5) AGLD (Adventure Gold) tokens for Loot started being issued on September 2
10,000 AGLD were distributed free of charge for each LootBag.
Variation of 1 AGLD
9/2 (issue) = 43.96 yen; 9/3 = soars to 795 yen (this was the market’s highest point). From here, a gradual decline began, resulting in 9/9 = 247.87 yen.
https://coinmarketcap.com/ja/currencies/adventure-gold

Moving forward
How far will LOOT be expanded by the community? Will a Metaverse be created and remain decentralized? We expect to see answers to these questions.
Until now, it was artists advocating for NFTs. But this experiment has caused a paradigm shift in which the community/users determine the value of NFTs.
https://twitter.com/tandavas/status/1432802983528448000

 

(13) アーティスト: Lootを作ったのはVine創業者のドム・ホフマン。
2021年8月28日の彼のツイートで全ての始まり。

作品名: LOOT
LOOTとは、RPGゲームで使われる装備がランダムに8個リストされたテキストデータ。これが8,000個(Bag)が用意された。
「大勢の人がメタバースで使えるものを求めていたので、どこでも使えるものとして(LOOT)を作り、ただで提供してみたら、市場で何が起きるか見てみたかった。」
この時点で世の中にLootというゲームがあったわけでも、ストーリがあったわけでもなく、Lootに関連するものは何もない中で、ただこのテキストデータだけが発行された。
このなんでもない、ただの言葉のカードがDecentralizedされたコミュニティによってどこまで広がり、成長するのかを試すプロジェクト。
具体的にどんなもの?

このカードには従来のNFTアートのように画像はなく、ただのテキスト。このカードを手にした人が自由に解釈できるように意図的に画像などを省いた。
各カードはプライマリーにはNFT化されておらず、スマートコントラクトだけをDomは用意し、作品を入手した人が、自己責任で各自ガス代を払ってNFT化することが条件だった。(作品は無料)
始まりは、Domが自身のTwitterで”LOOT”と題して上記内容を箇条書きし、スマートコントラクトが見れるOpenseaとEtherscanのリンクが貼られただけ。
彼のファンがそれに注目し、Drop直後の時点で用意されていた7777個のBagはすぐにほぼ配布完了。(残りはDomが保有)
https://www.lootproject.com

ここで起きた現象:

1)すぐ転売開始
Drop開始後5日後には$4600万ドルで転売。その後下がるも最低でも2万ドルからオークションに出回る。

2)Lootの内容の画像化(AIも参加!)
RPGで使うような装備なので、それを装備したキャラや、備品などを描いた画像がでまわる。人によって描かれたり、AIが描いたり!
人が作成した作品例

AI 作成例
https://twitter.com/moesalih_/status/1433141553443352576

3)コミュニティが立ち上がる
同じ持ち物をもつ者同士がそれぞれに自発的にコミュニティを作り出した!
例えば、入手したLOOTに”Divine Robe”が含まれた者同士が集うコミュニティができた。
コミュニティに参加するには、Divine RobeのLootを持っていることが条件で、コミュニティに入る前に、Walletに接続する必要がある。
そこで、コミュニティに参加したい人に向けて、独自に開発されたカードの販売マーケットもオープン!
https://www.lootproject.com/resources

例:Divine Robeのコミュニティでは現在100個のBagが転売されており、フロア価格14.9Eth。高い時で39−45Ethまで高騰!
https://robes.market/

4)Synthetic Lootが出現
Domが用意した8000個が高額で取引されるが、これだと普通の人も参加できない。。。ということで、Synthetic Loot(シンセティックルート)が出現。
EtherumのWalletを持ってる人なら誰でも入手できるもの。

5)9/2にLoot用のToken発行!AGLD(Adventure Gold)
LootBag1つに対して、10,000AGLDが無料で配布された。
1AGLDの変動
9/2(発行) =43.96円 9/3 = 795円に高騰(これが最高) ここから徐々に下がる 9月9日 = 247.87円
https://coinmarketcap.com/ja/currencies/adventure-gold

今後
このLOOTがコミュニティによってどこまで拡大していくのか、DecentralizedのままMetaverseが出来上がっていくのか、が期待されている。
これまで、アーティストがNFTの価値を提唱していたが、今回の試みは、コミュニティ/ユーザーがNFTの価値を決めていくという、NFTのパラダイムシフトが起きた!として騒がれている。
https://twitter.com/tandavas/status/1432802983528448000