The Nine Most Innovative Crypto Artists of 2020
Trevor Jones had time to kill and money to burn after a solo show at the end of 2016. His idle mind turned to Bitcoin, which he bought ahead of the 2017 bull run before riding the highs and lows of the market. “A brilliant focus for my next exhibition,” he told Decrypt.
But when Jones sought galleries or painters who work on crypto, I found little to nothing,” he said. They weren’t interested in gifs and MP4 clips. “But when I stumbled into the world of crypto, the community embraced my work with open arms.”
NFT Painting of Buterin in Harlequin Garb Sets Record in Weekend Crypto Art Sale
“EthBoy,” created by Trevor Jones and Alotta Money sold for 260 ETH, setting records for the highest dollar value of a cryptographic painting to date.
DC Comics Artist to Release Batman NFT in Art Collab
A high-profile collaboration between DC comic artist Jose Delbo and crypto artist Trevor Jones will see the launch of previously unseen crypto art later this week. The collab comes as a frenzy for collecting non-fungible tokens (NFT) art catches on in the broader cryptocurrency market—with investors picking up NFTs for tens of thousands of dollars.
Just recently, the NFT market Nifty Gateway broke records selling a piece of digital artwork created by the artist Trevor Jones for $55,555.
The 1/1 edition was created by Trevor Jones and it sold for $55,555 on July 23. The colorful content was designed in the form of a non-fungible token called nifty and sold to the highest bidder. Nifty Gateway launched in March 2020 as an “all-in-one platform to buy, sell, and store your digital art and collectibles or ‘nifties.’”
Artist Whose NFT Broke Auction Records ‘Dismissed’ NFTs Initially
“A lot of interest and excitement was developing around the digital art scene and when I saw a few artists selling their work for decent prices I had to admit I was wrong.”
Jones stated: “It’s an absolute honour to be here at the beginning of this exciting crypto art movement and to be working with true visionaries like the M○C△ team. With my second NFT selling for more than the original painting it really is a unique time to be an artist in this exceptionally innovative space! I believe this is just the beginning of a brand-new world of creativity and art engagement.”