Who is the crypto artist Pak
Pak is Elon Musk’s favorite crypto artist, now up for auction at Sotheby’s
Pak is a crypto NFT artist who has been active in the digital art world for over two decades.
His identity is shrouded in mystery: we know that he is founder and lead designer of the Undream studio and creator of Archillect, an artificial intelligence built to discover and share stimulating visual contents on different social media.
Archillect is a real digital revolution because it is configured as a digital curator who, based on specific keywords, searches for images with minimal and aesthetically cold tones, in total autonomy, without obeying an emotional grammar or requiring external human intervention.
In the burgeoning NFT market, Pak has established himself as a creator of stunning digital artwork leveraging the most innovative technologies and media of the moment.
Pak has a very active and successful market: the total value of his digital works is around $ 17,536,770.67 (8,457,896 ETH). To date it has sold 1,691 works and the most expensive was Metarift purchased in March 2020 on Makerplace from an anonymous collector – whose nickname is “danny6” for $ 1,013,902.38 (489 ETH).
While the identity of Pak’s collectors is unclear, among his admirers we find Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, a supporter of the NFT world, so much so that he decided to put his first Tweet as an NFT up for sale.
Today it seems that even the traditional art world has noticed Pak’s talent: Sotheby’s has in fact decided to inaugurate its first auction of an NFT work with the artist’s creations.
Sotheby’s said: “We wanted to collaborate with Pak because we are entering a whole new world with digital art and we felt it was important to work with an artist who has been active in the community for many years.”
In fact, Pak has attracted the attention of the world of traditional art: his tweet dates back to January 5: “Global auction houses. This is for you. I want this piece of art. Show us all. I’ll choose. “
In response, Sotheby’s replied with: “We are intrigued…”
Since that tweet, the step has been short and the collaboration between PAK and Sotheby’s has begun.
From 12 to 13 April 2021 Sotheby’s is auctioning The Fungible Collection, a collection of his latest works that includes the Fungible Open Editions series, Pak’s latest investigation into the concept of value.
These editions consist of a series of NFT “cubes” that can be purchased over and over again by collectors during the sale period for a fixed price of $ 500.
These fungible cubes can be purchased individually or in groups and provide the collector with a different set of NFTs based on the total number of cubes he owns.
The NFT singles in auction are: A Cube (1), Five Cubes (5), Ten Cubes (10), Twenty Cubes (20), Fifty Cubes (50), Hundred Cubes (100), Five Hundred Cubes (500), Thousand Cubes (1,000).
The works of this particular collection will be released exclusively on the Nifty Gateway platform, a marketplace specializing in the sale and auctions of non-fungible tokens.