NEWS FROM THE DIGITAL AND NFT WORLD – APRIL 26, 2021
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1) Phillips: $ 4.1 million for the sale of Mad Dog Jones
After Christie’s and Sotheby’s, Phillip’s auction house also sold its first NFT work! “Replicator” by Canadian artist Mad Dog Jones reached a record $ 4.1 million after two weeks of bidding. The identity of the collector is still unknown and seems to be completely new to Phillips. Will it communicate the acquisition with tweets as already happened for Beeple and Metakovan?
2) Rarible launches an NFT collection for Academy Award winners
Rarible launches a two NFT drop dedicated to Academy Award winners. Anthony Hopkins (Best Actor in a Leading Role), Frances McDormand (Best Actress in a Leading Role), Daniel Kaluuya (Best Actor in a Supporting Role), Yoon Yeo-jeong (Best Actress in a Supporting Role) and Chloé Zhao (Best Director) receive an NFT, while the latter is offered for sale on the platform for all fans. According to the organizers, only the conquerors of the famous and coveted Hollywood statuette together with the winner of the auction will be able to own this truly unique NFT.
3) Emily Ratajkowski will sell her NFT image at Christie’s
Top model Emily Ratajkowski is ready to enter the universe of Crypto Art! But unlike the other celebrities who have approached this new phenomenon, the showgirl has a specific purpose: to claim authority over her image of her! “Buying Myself Back: A Model for Redistribution”, this is the title of the NFT, which will be sold on May 14 at Christie’s NY and is taken from a personal shot of the model which was also reused by the artist Richard Prince. With this gesture, the star wants to regain possession of the image of her often spread without any authorization.