The Kiss, a very well known masterpiece by Gustav Klimt (and one of my favorite pieces of art.) has been turned into an NFT and Belvedere announced that it is going to offer up for sale 10,000 digit NFT pieces of the work. They will be numbered and certified and I am sure come at a hefty price.

NFT=non fungible token

NFT definition (just in case your living under a rock) It is a one-of-a-kind digital token that you can buy or sell. These tokens can represent just about anything, and they use blockchain technology to prove ownership. Sometimes they are associated with a digital image, GIF, or song.

The Kiss By Gustav Klimt-Own A Digital NFT

The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

While some are still naysaying the stay-ability of the NFT, the market moves on and more and more artists are jumping onboard. NFTs are praised for ushering in a creator economy. Thousands of artists are taking the opportunity and the chance to produce and sell their creations on their own terms. The potential for the NFT creator economy goes far beyond empowering visual artists and changing the art world. If you’re interested in more info check out this article 11 exciting NFT trends shaping the future of non-fungible tokens

Still not convinced that NFT are here to stay? Consider some of the recent sales ….

Some of the Biggest NFT Sales of 2021

  • XCOPY – Right-click and Save As guy – $6,135,536 (1,600 ETH) …
  • Beeple – Crossroad – $6,600,000 (4,400 ETH) …
  • CryptoPunk #8857 – $6,630,000 (2,000 ETH) …
  • Ringers by Dmitri Cherniak #109 – $7,117,908 (2,100 ETH) …
  • CryptoPunk #7804 – $7,560,000 (4,200 ETH) …
  • CryptoPunk #3100 – $7,570,000 (4,200 ETH)…

Here’s the article link

The single most important NFT sale in 2021 was Beeple’s Everydays: The First 5000 Days. Not only was this the largest sale of the year, but the event created a snowball effect throughout mainstream media, and brought the term “NFT” into households around the world. Before Christie’s decided to take a chance on NFTs via its Online Auction, the act of minting, collecting and trading NFTs was seen as niche at best. But after Beeple secured the biggest bag in all of NFTs, it was clear — even to Saturday Night Live — that the time of NFTs had arrived.

*From the same story link*

If you’re an artist and you’re making NFT id love to hear from you and learn from your experience and knowledge. I have not dived into this world…yet. But this is mostly because I’m still trying to understand the whole tech/terminology side of the process. I really like the idea of placing the control and money in the artists control. Even if i am not completely sold on a meta verse. Making an NFT is the easy part!

Until Next Time, I’ll share an update on my tree painting. I know! It’s been a while since i painted a tree….Peace Valerie