In this article we will list you the best NFT art market tokens and top 10 best-selling crypto-artists.
The ten best-selling artists in the art market in NFT tokens accumulated sales worth 44.7 million dollars at the close of this edition, according to data from Crypto art. These figures, obtained in just over a year, are the result of the sale of more than 9,500 works on platforms such as OpenSea, Nifty Gateway, super rare, or MakersPlace. Crypto-art, represented in nonfungible tokens (NFT) registered on a blockchain, is transforming the traditional art market by leaps and bounds.
NFT art market tokens: Top 10 best-selling crypto-artists
As we have been telling in Blockchain Observatory, crypto art, represented in nonfungible tokens (NFT), started to gain momentum during the second half of 2020, but the boom did not happen until the end of last year. In digital art on blockchain, artists, in addition to discovering new ways to protect their work, are seeing a new opportunity for greater profitability in their work. Below is a brief overview of the top 10 best-selling artists:
Mike Winkelmann, known as Beeple, has the most valued crypto-art gallery in the market. This artist, characterized by his flashy, dystopian works, has sold the most expensive work in crypto art. His collection BEEPLE: EVERYDAYDAYS 2020 was purchased at auction on the NFT Nifty Gateway marketplace for $777,777.7.
His collection brings together a total of 824 works, with which he has obtained more than 5,756 ETH. About 11.1 million dollars at the time of going to press.
The artist hiding behind the pseudonym Pak has sold 1,643 digital artworks worth 3,771 ETH. Around $7.25 million at present. “Base” is his most valued crypto-art so far. It was sold for $187,758, an amount that is far below other artists. Still, Pak is the first crypto-artist who managed to raise more than $1 million in NFT sales in 2020. Pak realized the sale of 269 works in four different digital galleries in that year.
— SuperRare 💎 (@SuperRare) December 7, 2020
Trevor Jones Art
Canadian artist Trevor Jones, also known as Trevor Jones Art, defines himself as a traditional artist who loves technology. So he decided to delve into the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies to incorporate the “digital revolution” into his work. Jones has sold more than 1,100 digital artworks, which have earned him 2,408 ETH. This is equivalent to about $4.6 million. “Genesis,” his most valued work, was purchased for 302.5 ETH ($585,670). TrevorJonesArt was the second artist to achieve an NFT sale of more than $1 million.
Sergio and Nadia are the artist duo behind the pseudonym Hackatao. Considered pioneers of crypto-art, they have sold 530 works for more than 4.4 million dollars. Hackatao, formed in 2007 in Milan, identifies with a unique and unmistakable style. His art is inspired by major societal issues, the environment, humanity, and cryptocurrencies. On the NFT SuperRare marketplace, Hackatao sold over $250,000 in 2020. Sergio and Nadia also made a collaboration with AsyncArt and CryptoKitties to launch a collection of ultra-rare art inspired by the famous CryptoKitties.
— CryptoKitties (@CryptoKitties) October 23, 2020
Mad Dog Jones
With over $3.7 million in sales, Mad Dog Jones‘ works are characterized by their surreal, post-apocalyptic urban style. He recently announced the launch of a collection of NFT-based artworks on the Ethereum blockchain, titled “Crash + Burn and Burn Mechanic.” This collection, composed of 10 works, was launched last February 18. It has music embedded in it and is available on the Nifty Gateway marketplace.
The highest valued Mad Dog Jones piece to date is Boardwalk, sold for a total of 202.2 ETH ($388,888).
Xcopy is one of the most influential NFT artists today. With her works inspired by death, dystopia, and apathy, Xcopy sold over $2.7 million worth of 755 artworks. Xcopy is a London-based artist and cryptocurrency enthusiast who has become a leader in the NFTs art community.
Her works are available on NFT marketplaces such as Nifty Gateway, super rare, and Raible. At its last auction in 2020, Xcopy donated 50% of sales to charity. Its highest valued crypto art is First Supper, sold for 103.4 ETH or $199,758.
Fewocious released on Valentine’s Day a collection of 4 artworks on NFT alongside musician Two Feet, which sold for over $1 million on Nifty Gateway. Two of his works, “Crowded City” and “A Peak In My Head,” was purchased for $150,000 and $158,888, respectively. The other two pieces in the collection were sold at open auction. These works were replicated several times, selling a total of 383 editions of the “CryptoCaster” piece and 324 editions of the “City Hand” piece. Each of the crypto-art replicas sold for $999.
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Micah Johnson, known by his stage name Micah_Johnson3, is a former Los Angeles Dodgers player. In his artwork, he captures the beauty of sports and African culture. Johnson sold an NFT work, titled “Sä-v (ə-) rən-tē”, for $120,000 on the digital art platform Async Art. Recently, this same NFT art sold for 250 ETH, equivalent to about $484,127. In total, he has sold 1,533 works for a value of $3.5 million.
José Delbo, the Argentine cartoonist, and artist known for his iconic superhero figures have garnered sales of more than $2.6 million. In total, he has sold 779 pieces of art. Delbo, known for his work on Wonder Woman for DC Comics and The Transformers for Marvel Comics, debuted at NFTs less than a year ago. Delbo presented a 43-page limited edition digital comic book and art piece on Superman, created in conjunction with artist Trevor Jones Art.
BossLogic is known for its spectacular drawings, illustrations, or poster recreations for blockbuster series and movies. BossLogic’s digital art collection has 1,077 works, valued at more than $2.63 million.
Impersonation in the NFT markets
The boom of NFTs in recent months has awakened the illusion in many artists, but also the greed of some other users. These days it has come to light that a certain “Pest Supply”, impersonating Banksy, swindled several collectors. The usurper made the buyers believe that they were acquiring works of art made by renowned artists.
— OnTheBrink (@Brinkster0x) February 19, 2021
The auctions occurred on the Opensea and Rarible NFT marketplaces and the impersonator was able to raise more than $1 million from the sale of NFTs that copied Banksy’s style. Banksy’s legal guardian, Pest Control, denied any connection between the artist and these NFTs.
The new market for digital art on NFTs is causing such a furor that many collectors, in their eagerness to become the first to obtain a piece of art on blockchain, do not stop to investigate the provenance with due care.