Bystedt has created a series that follows in Warhol’s footsteps, playing with popular culture; the collection champions the unique signatures of her collaborators and encourages its audience to consider their own understanding of its central subject – a man captured by a woman; two unique artists, both fascinated by beauty, and determined to stir an evaluation of its ever-changing parameters and visual associations. The work thereby provides the world with a new lens with which to examine the legacy of Andy Warhol and re-evaluate the aesthetic ideal, thus challenging the modes in which it may be measured and questioning its intrinsic value itself. Karen Bystedt celebrated the drop of her first NFT, LITTLE ANDY WORLD COMIC STRIP NFT on February 4, 2022 available at www.ownerfy.com NFTs may be purchased with a Etherium or credit card.
The ‘Queen of Pop,’ Madonna has revealed she has “entered the metaverse” after she acquired the non-fungible token (NFT) collectible Bored Ape #4988. According to onchain data, Madonna’s Bored Ape #4988 was purchased for 180 ether or $564K at the time of settlement.
Madonna Says She ‘Finally Entered the Metaverse’
Madonna is the latest celebrity to join the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT collectors.
The singer-songwriter and actress revealed the purchase on March 25, 2022, via the pop star’s Instagram page.
“I finally entered the Metaverse… My very own Ape! What should I name her? Thanks [Moonpay]. We all need protection from Evil Eye,” Madonna told her Instagram followers.
During the last two days, Madonna’s Bored Ape reveal on Instagram received around 86,668 likes.
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The rise of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has given artists and musicians a new platform to sell their art digitally to global buyers – and one young Aussie is making a small fortune.
Digital artist Serwah Attafuah, from Sydney’s west, caught the attention of the likes of Paris Hilton and singer Charlie XCX by selling her ‘afro-futuristic’ art as NFTs – unique digital items that use blockchain technology to give buyers secure ownership of what they’ve purchased.
At a digital showcase in 2021, her first ever NFT sold for $30,000 and her second brought in $70,000.
The buyers paid for the artworks with Ethereum cryptocurrency.
Beeple’s first 5,000 “Everydays,” the digital drawings he had been creating since May 1, 2007. (Beeple’s recent pieces in the series are sophisticated digital renderings, but the earlier pieces are more akin to rough doodles, and much of the imagery is offensive.)
Bids started at just $100, but quickly skyrocketed into the millions, before selling for an astonishing $69 million—making Beeple not only the creator of the most expensive NFT art ever, but the third-most-expensive of all living artists, behind only Jeff Koons and David Hockney.
Other Notable NTF Art
bananaman,banana & tape asking price $146,2146, Rarifed
bananaman, banana & tape (2021).
The one-of-a-kind Homer Pepe first made headlines in 2018 when Peter Kell purchased it for what Mashable described as the “ridiculous” amount of $39,000 at the world’s first digital art auction, held at Rare Art Labs Digital Art Festival in New York. (Apparently, there was confusion over who placed the winning bed, and Kell had to prevail in a coin toss before he could take home the prize.)
Kell flaunted his ownership of the NFT in the 2020 Pepe the Frog documentary Feels Good Man, renting a Lamborghini for his onscreen appearance in the hopes of raising interest from prospective buyers—but it took the recent NFT craze to finally make the sale to blockchain investor TokenAngels happen.
Andrés Reisinger, “The Shipping” $450,000, Nifty Gateway, February 2021
Andrés Reisinger, Matsumoto.
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Courtesy of the artist.
When furniture designer Andrés Reisinger released a collection of 10 of his whimsical, sometimes outright impossible objects as NFTs, they were a hit at auction, selling out in just 10 minutes. But unlike your typical NFT, half of the furniture renderings will actually be manufactured, turning the designs into physical objects the buyer can incorporate into their home decor.
Krista Kim, Mars House $512,000, March 2021, SuperRare
The most expensive NFT art sale by a woman artist, Krista Kim’s Mars House was bumped from the top 10 just two days after selling for $512,000 last week.
The artwork was billed as “the first NFT digital house in the world,” and is made up of 3-D files designed to be viewed with virtual reality or augmented reality technology.
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Courtesy of the artist.
Over the course of 48 hours, Mike “Beeple” Winkelmann broke digital records in December by selling $3.5 million in NFT art in a single drop. The weekend’s sales included 20 one-of-one edition artworks called “Beeple Everydays: The 2020 Collection” from the “Everydays” series that collectively fetched $2.2 million.
The buyer of all 20, a crypto-exclusive fund called Metapurse, was also behind the artist’s record-breaking Christie’s sale earlier this month—but lost out on a literal last-second bid of $777,777 for the set as a single NFT, titled The Complete MF Collection.
At the time, it was a record price for a work of NFT art. Beeple also offered $1 limited edition works in sets of 100 and three open edition images at a fixed price of $969.
Warhol for the book project she was working on before his death titled “Not Just Another Pretty Face.” After losing her negatives for over 20 years, in 2011, she found 10 of them in a corrugated cardboard box. Bystedt then created THE LOST WARHOLS collection transforming Andy Warhol into “the art,” inviting contemporary street and fine artists to paint on top of her images.
THE LOST WARHOLS have traveled worldwide, including NYC, Switzerland, Ireland, and Portugal. The original photographs now live in the permanent collections of The Warhol Museum, Hearst Foundation, Cedar Sinai Foundation, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, and Prince Albert of Monaco’s private collection.
ABOUT KAREN BYSTEDT:
Bystedt, known for her relationship with Andy Warhol, is the artist behind THE LOST WARHOLS negatives, which inspired THE LOST WARHOLS collection.
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Featuring a 24-minute WAV file recording a sexual encounter between the couple, the NFT, which sold at the asking price of 10 ether within nine hours, also came with a signed LP vinyl record version of the album.
The week before, Ripps had sold the Deal With It sunglasses GIF he created in 2010 on Foundation for 15 ether, or about $26,137.
Robert Alice, Block 21 $131,000, October 2020, Christie’s
Robert Alice, Block 21 (42.36433° N, -71.26189° E) from “Portraits of a Mind.” Photo courtesy of Christie’s.
Christie’s first foray into the NFT space came last year, with the sale of Robert Alice’s painted wall relief, Block 21 (42.36433° N, -71.26189° E), and an accompanying NFT.
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The piece ultimately combines the connection between women and the universe, in that the ‘universe is divine and that the feminine spirit is sacred’.
‘NFTs are definitely the future for artists and I wish I got into it sooner when I heard about crypto art in 2017,’ the Sydneysider said
When Serwah starts a new piece of art, she never begins with an idea in mind but instead focuses on the emotion she wants to portray.
‘It could take me months to develop an idea; I try not to use mood boards for inspiration, I focus on dreams, the character or figure and feeling,’ she said.
Serwah explained she often creates art while on ‘auto-pilot’ to focus on incorporating her own emotions into the piece and would describe her work as ‘afro-futuristic’, surreal and dream-like combined with renaissance.
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Los Angeles – Karen Bystedt, the NFT Queen™ and internationally renowned artist best known for photographs she took of Andy Warhol in 1983 & collaborations she has done with other artists (such as Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, and more), dropped her first NFT titled LITTLE ANDY WORLD COMIC STRIP on February 4 and will release the second NFT LITTLE ANDY on Feb 28that www.ownerfy.com/littleandy. LITTLE ANDY was inspired by the creative freedom from Bystedt’s experience with Andy Warhol and the inclusivity with all the different artists she collaborated with for The Lost Warhols.
The series of NFT’s will incorporate “LITTLE ANDY” a digital character with hand-drawn elements created by Bystedt and her team.
Courtesy of the artist.
No buyer for this one yet, but considering that three separate collectors were inspired to buy a $150,000 certificate entitling them to duct tape a banana to the wall and call it Maurizio Cattelan’s The Comedian, who’s to say that there won’t be similar interest in a pixelated version?
The asking price, naturally, is 80 ether, or about $146,246.
Ryder Ripps and Azealia Banks, I FUCKED RYDER RIPPS $17,240, March 2021, Foundation
Ryder Ripps and Azealia Banks, I FUCKED RYDER RIPPS, an audio NFT of the two artists having sex, sold for $18,000. Photo courtesy of the artists.
Conceptual artist Ryder Ripps, who has previously collaborated with Pornhub, teamed up with his girlfriend, rapper Azealia Banks, to release an audio sex tape NFT.