In March 2021, Christie’s hosted the sale of the first exclusively digital work of art: Everyday: The First 5,000 Days by Beeple, which sold for a staggering $69 million. Although the platform was already familiar with crypto-art and NFTs (such as with Robert Alice’s Block 21, which included both a […]
A recent series of posts by Memo Akten make a compelling case regarding the negative environmental impact of Crypto Art, casting considerable shade on the movement as a whole, as long as it remains tightly coupled with blockchain technology. We feel it is important to consider all viewpoints regarding the […]
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WhIsBe brings us their 3rd major NFT drop this week.
WhIsBe’s mysterious vandal gummy mugshots began appearing on the streets of Brooklyn in 2013 as wheatpastes and murals. Fast forward to 2020 and you can see 6 figure 7 ft sculptures all over the world, in museums, public spaces, even in the lobby of the World Trade Center in NYC. The image is now infamous with collaborations with brands, such as Coach and events like Burning Man and Coachella. He has sold out booths at major art fairs and is a staple of Art Basel week in Miami often with hotel/restaurant/club takeovers as well as being featured at major art fairs. To put his explosive career into perspective, collecting WhIsBe now is like collecting KAWS five years ago. In the last decade alone we have officially lost 11 animals to extinction, not just insects that we may overlook, but majestic beasts such as the Western Black Rhino and Pinta Giant Tortoise. we are poised to lose many more unless we take action. WhIsBe uses humor to bring to light the plight of animals on this planet, but with an underlying wake up call, there are actions we can take to prevent many of these extinctions, there are organizations striving to save these animals such as the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust where WhiSbe will be donating a portion of the proceeds from this drop. For WhIsBe’s third drop with us there is also a set completion element! Five 1/1 ‘Never Forget’ Vandal Gummy’s are available to redeem, for the first three people to collect all of the five ‘Species’ series, and the first two people to collect all of the five ‘Endangered Species’ series, may not be easy, but with a draw for a $1m 1/1 in this drop, certainly worth the effort.