Comic book artist José Delbo and Italian art duo Hackatao have sold their collaborative Wonder Woman NFT art project on Makersplace for more than 1.8 million dollars. They auctioned three unique editions and four open editions, with the top auction going for 228 thousand dollars.
Heroines is an artwork about female empowerment. It depicts Wonder Woman, one of the characters drawn by Delbo for DC Comics back in the days, carrying the world. Hackatao provided all kinds of details in the background, referencing to world events and pop culture.
Heroines: Weight of the World, an unique, colored and animated version of the artwork sold to anonymous NFT collector 888crypto888, who paid more than 228 thousand dollar for the piece. This same person also acquired Heroines: Together We Stand for 136 thousand dollars.
In addition the Wonder Woman NFT art project offered four different open editions, each with different details, colors and animations. The top priced one sold for $2999 per artwork, while the cheapest was $999.
Hackatao is a pioneering art brand in the crypto space. They were early and have truly made a name for themselves. Delbo stepped into this space in 2020, and he made a big impact. He already did collaborations with Trevor Jones, Mark McKenna, and Meme token, while creating crypto art about Batman, Transformers, Wonder Woman and more comic book superheroes.
What are NFTs?
NFT is the abbreviation for non-fungible tokens, which are tokens that signify ownership over unique digital assets. These assets can for example be items in a game, crypto art, or digital collectibles. In addition it could also be a ticket for a cinema or perhaps a subscription for public transit. The usability of NFTs doesn’t end with gaming, it only starts there.
A non-fungible token can’t be swapped one-on-one with another non-fungible token. It represents something unique. That’s why non-fungible tokens can be based compared with rare art, an owned house or a signed mint edition of a certain comic book. These products are unique and in the same way a non-fungible token is unique as well. This gives non-fungible tokens also an unique value that only represents that one specific token.
What is crypto art?
Crypto art is a piece of digital art that is tokenized on the blockchain as a non-fungible token. That means that the owner of the token will always hold a proven and original copy of a piece of art. Just like physical art, there can be unlimited copies. But ultimately there can only be one Mona Lisa.
Mostly we value art for its aesthetics and cultural relevance, but above all on the ability to verify the creator and its proven rarity. With blockchain technology these last two features are part of the blockchain. Everybody can see and confirm who minted these original creations.
The concept of seeing a digital image as art, is one thing. However, for many people it will be a challenge to consider digital images as valuable. Consider this: The Mona Lisa is worth many millions of dollars. If I would paint the Mona Lisa in an exact copy, it would be worth only 50 dollars. Because we all know where the original version is. Being able to verify the authenticity and rarity of a piece of art is crucial. In the end everything can be art. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a still image, moving image, video, music or a combination of everything.
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Robert Hoogendoorn is a gamer and blockchain enthusiast. He got in touch with crypto in 2014, but the fire really lit in 2017. Professionally he’s a content optimization expert and worked for press agencies and video production companies, always with a focus on the video games & tech industry. He’s a content manager and creator at heart, working on Play to Earn Online Magazine. He’s also Head of Content for DappRadar.