A major collaboration is about to make waves at The Gateway 2022. Of course, this is an upcoming exclusive on-chain NFT auction by traditional auction house Christie’s. Featuring works by some of The Gateway 2022’s most prominent artists, Christie’s 3.0 auction will highlight some of the most creative, forward-thinking work the NFT space has to offer. The presentation marks the second consecutive year that nft now and Christie’s have collaborated on The Gateway during Miami Art Week. In 2021, nft has now become the first digital media publication to curate a major auction house sale in partnership with Christie’s and OpenSea, achieving $3.6 million. Throughout The Gateway 2022, attendees are free to delve into (and possibly own) the work of these up-and-coming crypto artists from around the world. Don’t forget to reply here for your free ticket to lock in your chance to be a part of NFT art history. Andres is an American photographer and artist known for pushing the boundaries of what is acceptable and unacceptable in art. For example, “Piss Christ”—one of the most famous works of his career—is a photograph of a crucifix submerged in a jar containing what is widely speculated to be the artist’s urine. In a decades-long career, Serrano has collaborated with the likes of Metallica, and has since entered the NFT art scene as one of its latest provocateurs — Piss Christ in NFT form for the first time in its 35-year existence.
Piss on Christ. Source: Andres Serrano After becoming a freelance graphic designer, Thorp’s work was a huge help in the development of Ender’s game film adaptation and Total Recall reboot, and Thorp went on to found ALT, the creative agency that handled the Batmobile design and other projects for the 2022 Batman movie. Through it all, Thorp has also maintained a steady output of personal art, one of which is the NFT work “Degeneracy,” which was sold at Christie’s in 2021 at the peak of the NFT bull market.
degradation. Source: Ash Thorp Ayla El-Moussa works in photography and film, combining sensual aesthetics, raw power and femininity of natural forces into unique works of art. El-Moussa is one of the artists contributing work to the Miami Beach Art Collection, a collection of NFTs inspired by themes related to Playboy’s past, present, and future. Her creation for the series, “Ride the Wind and Waves,” featuring the iconic Playboy bunny figure, is priced at just under 70 ETH. In August 2021, she released “Naked Pixels,” a collection of 40 pixelated self-portraits that have seen nearly 16 ETH traded since launch. Always showing nudity in a unique way, El-Moussa has released a number of NFTs, including single editions of “Mirror Mirror,” “Reflection of Self,” and “Bodyscape II.”
The sands of time. Source: Ayla El-Moussa Cath Simard is a wilderness photographer and digital artist who created the world’s first image copyrighted after a 1/1 NFT sale on the blockchain: #freehawaiiphoto. To support Hawaii’s land and communities, a portion of the proceeds from the sale have been donated to non-profit organizations including the Key Project, Ho’okua’āina and Cultural Survival. One of the world’s top NFT artists, Simard’s work has been auctioned at Sotheby’s and has appeared in several publications, including Sony Alpha Universe, DP Review, Art of Visuals, Open Skies Magazine, and Outdoor Photography Magazine. In addition to advocating for fair compensation and recognition for artists, Simard uses her imaginative composite imagery to raise awareness for the environment. Her scenes often show ephemeral frigid landscapes, representing a planet in the midst of rapid climate change.
free hawaii. Source: Cath Simard Dave Krugman is a New York City-based photographer and writer who wholeheartedly embraces the NFT community as a new platform for expression and education for his fellow creatives. After the successful launch of his series DRIVE – shot in 10 years of street photography – Krugman founded the creative community ALLSHIPS.CO. Through this community, Krugman hopes to highlight and foster emerging talent in the NFT art community, because “a rising tide lifts all boats.”
Drop by drop. Source: Dave Krugman Random International was founded in 2005 as the brainchild of Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass. Today, it has grown into a multinational corps of artists exploring the impact of our increasingly technology-dependent society on the human condition through sprawling interactive installations that fuse a variety of media and expressions. In one of their most notable recent collaborations, they teamed up with Danil Krivoruchko to create the Life in Our Minds NFT collection. In this effort, Krivoruchko applies his extensive skills in creative direction to create a collection designed to stay in the wallet of each holder.
flock of ewes. Source: Random International x Danil Krivoruchko The creative vision of Elf J Trul Perhaps best known for co-creating the Forgotten Runes Wizard’s Cult Web3 franchise with his team, his creative vision has also lent itself to many other personal projects. Freed from the confines of pixelated art, Trul’s independent NFT campaign has been letting his prowess in digital art shine, giving his followers a glimpse of what the Web3 media franchise he helped build will look like when it reaches its full potential.
Alpha Jiga. Source: Elf J Trul Ponce’s Digital World Known as the “psy NFT artist,” the artist is often seen conjuring psychedelic imagery as a vehicle for his creative expression. The whimsical imaginative environments that dominate Ponce’s work have resonated with collectors in the NFT space, whose total portfolio value is estimated at nearly $180,000 as of this writing.
Happy souls get restless anyway. Source: Luis Ponce Belgian artist Robin Veighe, perhaps better known as RhymezLikeDimez by members of the NFT community, has risen to the top of the creative world by incorporating his love of music into his artwork. He has also had great success collaborating with some of the biggest names in music. Throughout his career, he has produced visual effects for artists such as Dua Lipa, Wiz Khalifa, Anderson Paak, and more.
2009. Source: Rhymezlikedimez Sasha Stiles’ work in the NFT space focuses on bridging the gap between text and technology. A lifelong lover of poetry and literature, Stiles uses this interest to inform her work as an AI researcher as well as an NFT artist. Stiles’ work arguably culminated in cross-pollination with BINA48, a very popular humanoid AI robot. Stiles is also known for co-founding theVERSEverse, an encrypted literary collective exploring how Web3 can further impact the lives of literary practitioners in positive ways.
Finish: Fragments. Source: Sasha Stiles Mike Parisella, better known as digital collage artist SlimeSunday, uses motion graphics to create abstract artwork featuring vibrant colors and surreal (almost creepy) imagery. Many of his works show people with their faces sucked into electronic devices. SlimeSunday is also the Artistic Director of DJ and electronic dance music producer 3LAU. He rose to prominence as an NFT artist after the pandemic halted 3LAU’s touring, and the pair decided to turn to NFTs. Together they formed SSX3LAU and began selling unreleased songs accompanied by exclusive visuals. Through these efforts, they achieved over $1.1 million in NFT sales. SlimeSunday continues to sell his work in the form of NFTs, and his work has appeared in various publications, including Playboy, Penthouse, and Glamor magazine.
Mona Lisa. Source: Slimesunday Cory Van Lew is a visual artist whose style has taken off during the COVID-19 pandemic. Known for using bright colors to evoke positivity, Van Lew said his pre-pandemic work was often filled with anger, before he turned to single pieces that could be spent weeks at a time instilling good intentions in them . His NFT, largely drawn from moments in his life, quickly catapulted him into the upper echelon of crypto artists in early 2021, leading to him being picked by Mike Tyson to be the legendary boxer’s first NFT release. Cory remains one of the most unique and prominent artists in the crypto space and continues to be recruited into the NFT space by influential names and brands.
Kili bug. Source: Cory Van Lew After a stint as a freelance illustrator, when Goldcat joined the NFT community in 2021, she found herself among a crowd of creatives now freed from the constraints of her previous job. In just a few years, she has established herself as one of the foremost artists on Tezos, and hopes to encourage future artists to seek their own creative liberation through the ever-growing NFT space.
Magic #5. Source: Goldcat Michael Zancan, known simply as Zancan in the NFT world, is a former oil painter and long-time programmer from the South of France. In the NFT community, Zancan is known for his extraordinary and critically acclaimed drawing art. Since his NFTs are primarily minted on the Tezos blockchain, he has become a celebrity in the Tezos NFT community and is one of the most accomplished artists to release collectibles through the fxhash NFT marketplace. A blend of figurative and generative art, Zancan’s work appears not to be algorithmic at all, but crafted with coded instructions and a sophisticated eye for balancing plant and tree densities.
Oak Section #-1,-1 Source: Zanca