On Aug 10, South Korean animator DeeKay Kwon and pseudonymous digital artwork patron Cozomo de’ Medici introduced the launch of Kwon’s first-ever open-edition art work on Base, in partnership with Coinbase L2 and Friends With Benefits (FWB). The drop has already earned $100,000 within the first hour of the launch, according to a tweet from NFTStatistics.
The mint might be obtainable for twenty-four hours, ending on Friday, August 11 at 9:00 a.m. PT, and permits people who could not have ETH or Base ETH, to make use of a bank card. These with ETH can bridge their ETH to Base on the mint web site.
“Our purpose isn’t to create new hype inside our bubble; as a substitute, it’s about onboarding new frens into the world of digital artwork accumulating. And we’re doing this by way of Coinbase’s new chain, Base, the place anybody can mint by way of their bank card—making the mint value tremendous reasonably priced so we will welcome our normie frens as a lot as doable. This implies I’m lastly having my IRL frens to personal my artwork,” mentioned Kwon in a tweet.
Kwon’s artwork type attracts main affect from Korean tradition, having grown up for half of his life in Korea and the opposite half in America.
“I needed it to be reasonably priced sufficient that folks would care much less concerning the cash aspect, and focus extra on the artwork,” Kwon instructed nft now.
Cozomo additionally took to Twitter, sharing their imaginative and prescient of making an “reasonably priced mint to hopefully onboard many extra into digital artwork.” Having taken his title from the Florentine banker who helped finance many foundational artworks throughout the early Italian Renaissance, Cozomo first got here into the digital artwork scene in 2021, dropping on the time $2.6 million on two CryptoPunk Zombies, sharing extra about his background with Christie’s.
He has since amassed an infinite assortment of digital artwork, together with works from Kwon, XCOPY, and Sam Spratt.
His weekly Twitter and e-mail publication, Medici Minutes, paperwork and shares his accumulating journey and insights because the digital artwork house evolves.
And the neighborhood appeared tremendous psyched with the shock announcement:
Kwon will even be showing at The Gateway Korea. He might be showcasing a not too long ago bought one-of-one known as “Am I Dreaming,” which is a self-portrait that visualizes how he creates his work.