Over the past few months, the whole NFT scene has blown up ! Traffic and sales on the main NFT exchange, Opensea.io, are at all time high. From cat pictures to real art, and then to memes, everything is being tokenized. Recently, digital artist Beeple sold a collection of his work for $69 million at a Christie’s auction.
It has come to my attention that an artist from Toronto, Canada has recently sold an NFT for 288Ξ. Five hundred thousand american dollars ! It is described as “The first NFT digital house in the world” and was sold by artist Krista Kim on superrare. It was sold 8 days ago, on march 18th.
Kim ventured into NFTs while exploring meditative design during quarantine; her hope was to use the influx of digital life as an opportunity to promote wellbeing. Comprised entirely of light, the visual effects of her crypto-home are meant to omit a zen, healing atmosphere. The artist also partnered with musician Jeff Schroeder of The Smashing Pumpkins to create a calming musical accompaniment.
So what makes the file a compelling purchase? Beyond the promise of buying into the lucrative NFT market, the home and all of the furniture in it can be built in real life by glass furniture-makers in Italy, as well as through MicroLED screen technology. Kim also has a strong visions the art being projected, as well.
“Everyone should install an LED wall in their house for NFT art.”– Kim
“ This is the future, and Mars House demonstrates the beauty of that possibility.”– Kim