[WORLDKINGS] World Tops Academy – Top 5 top-selling NFT artists in the world

28-10-2021

(worldkings.org) NFTs, non-fungible tokens, are blockchain-minted artworks with unique encryption codes which allow for verified authenticity and ownership. An NFT can be anything from a digital art piece to a song or whole album. Even fashion designer are getting in on the NFT craze. From 18-year-old Fewocious, to 87-year-old José Delbo, artists of all ages and from all over the world are taking over the crypto art world. More than 509,000 NFT artworks were sold in March 2021 alone, totaling more than $85 million in sales. It's kind of a big deal. These are the top 5 top-selling NFT artists in the world.

 

 

1. Beeple

Mike Winkelmann, who goes by artist name Beeple, tops the best-selling NFT artist list after an historic auction with Christie's auction house. Selling for $69,346,250.00, the piece titled "Everydays: The First 5000 Days," was largely responsible for the mainstream media's coverage on NFT sales. This also marked the first time an established auction house sold crypto art and accepted cryptocurrency as payment.

With 1346 pieces sold, Beeple's pieces average $108,003.66 each. He also posts daily digital creations on his Instagram, where his "Everydays" series continues. His pieces are highly realistic yet absurd, depicting everything from digital shapes and scenery to grotesque political illustrations.

2. PAK

The anonymous Pak is one of the NFT space's biggest mysteries. Whether an individual or collective, Pak has produced digital work for two decades. With a whopping 7889 artworks sold, averaging $7,222.84 each, the artist is recognized by some of the biggest tech names in the world, most notably Elon Musk.

Pak's work largely features monochromatic designs with geometric shapes. "Metarift," Pak's highest-selling artwork at $1,930,366.62, depicts a six-sphere structure surrounded by what looks to be a four-ridged band. Throughout the 12-second video, the two structures turn opposite to each other, with a metallic tint showcasing the materials' different undertones. Pak has also been partnering recently with major auction house Sotheby's for a global NFT auction house called the “Metaverse.”

3. XCOPY

London-based digital artist and crypto enthusiast Xcopy has sold 1,914 NFT artworks. Exploring the themes of death, dystopia and apathy, XCopy's artworks feature distorted visual loops and flashing imagery warnings, as his work almost always features some sort of flashing light pattern.

Averaging $7,222.84 per piece, XCopy's highest recorded sale was for "Some A**hole” at $5,119,491.00. The piece features a scribbled portrait of the title character, wearing a suit and tie and sporting eyes straight out of a nightmare, clawed at the sockets.

4. HACKATAO

OG cryptoartists Hackatao make the top-selling chart with a total of 2,253 artworks sold at an average of $13,984.38 a piece. Named "hack" after the pleasure of going under the skin and discovering what's inside, and "Tao," for Ying and Yang, Hackatao explores issues of society, environment, humanity and crypto.

The Italian duo's highest-selling piece, "Flood” features an animated nude giantess, tattooed head to toe in messages of fear and stress, including “wake up humans” and “truth,” as she stands with just her head above water in a flooded metropolis. The piece, which sold for $998,282.50, stresses adaptation to climate change, a reminder that not everything is completely digital… yet.

5. FEWOCIOUS

Teen artist Fewocious is leading an NFT Renaissance. The 18-year-old is a pop surrealist digital artist who has taken the NFT and crypto world by storm. With more than 100,000 followers across Instagram and Twitter, the young artist has sold a total of 3,189 NFT pieces, averaging $8,426.94 each.

His highest-recorded sale, a piece titled "Nice to Meet You, I’m Mr. MiSUNDERSTOOD," depicts a sobbing character – seemingly lifted from a children’s show – as colorful swatches surround his body. Each piece is designed differently, with both pops of colors and monochromatic segments, and the created flowers and clouds bring to mind a fourth-grade diorama, made with a shoebox and plenty of shiny wax paper. The piece comes along with a 30x30 inch canvas, oil paint and gloss varnish. Currently, Fewocious is working on a clothing drop and a "few other things."

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