The non-fungible token (NFT) and blockchain-backed collectible economy continue to see demand and the digital art market Makerplace has seen enormous growth recently. A number of well known artists have started to participate, as work from the acclaimed comic book illustrator Jose Delbo and 4K video art from Terry Flaxton will be sold on the “premier market for rare digital art.”
Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on the growing blockchain-backed metaverse and the non-fungible token (NFT) evolution. In the report, it was discussed how the sales of blockchain-powered non-fungible token sales crossed the $100 million mark.
Not only is there more than 18,500 wallets on Opensea, the largest NFT marketplace, but another marketplace dubbed Makerplace is seeing a lot of attention from buyers and popular artists. Makerplace is essentially a market for blockchain-backed digital art collections. The website states:
Every digital creation available through Makersplace is an authentic and truly unique digital creation, signed and issued by the creator — made possible by blockchain technology. Even if the digital creation is copied, it won’t be the authentic and originally signed version.
One specific artist who will host artwork for sale on Makerplace is the British artist Terry Flaxton who is well known for his analog video content, photography, film, and sound composition work. Flaxton has held over 200 exhibitions globally and he will be selling a 4K video project called “Under Every Desert a Sea.”
Currently, there is a pending offer for one out of the ten Flaxton-created 4K videos being sold for 2.2 ETH ($512). Flaxton’s video on Makerplace is also linked through Opensea and the listing’s description says:
Under every Desert a Sea began its life with images of the Mojave desert that are now so abstracted they appear to be water.
Another well known artist who will be featured on Makersplace web portal will be the comic book illustrator who worked on the DC Comic “Wonder Woman” series from 1976 to 1981. The comic book artist Jose Delbo also worked on the “Thundercats,” “Transformers,” and “Brute Force” comics in the eighties and nineties for Marvel.
On July 23, 2020, Delbo will be selling a digital “Superman” drawing and a digital comic book as well. Reports note that Delbo will be answering questions about his digital work during an exhibition hosted in Decentraland.
The art scene worldwide is steadily transforming into an online art industry, and digital art sales are growing every year. At the current growth rate, blockchain and NFT markets like Makerplace and Opensea may someday outshine popular digital art venues like Redbubble, Artfinder, Artplode, Ugallery, and Saatchi Art.
In contrast to the traditional digital art marketplaces that have transpired during the last few years, markets like Opensea and Makerplace sell blockchain-based and NFT art with immutability.
Sales on both markets can be seen in real-time every day and people are spending their precious cryptocurrencies on digital art. For instance, a few pieces of digital art that recently sold on Makerplace include works like “Vandalism ($333),” “Rudbeckia ($153),” and a form of pixelated art called “Pxlpet – Not a Virus ($617).”
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