- NFT artist Victor Langlois “FEWOCiOUS” sold more than $19 million worth of digital art pieces in 24 hours.
- The 19-year old has now made the third highest sale in the history of the NFT marketplace Nifty Gateway.
- The artist offered collectors an opportunity to buy as much art as they wanted in a limited public sale spanning 24 hours.
NFT artist Victor Langlois popularly known as “FEWOCiOUS” has announced the successful fundraising of nearly $20 million, following a limited public sale of digital art. The 19-year old artist offered collectors an opportunity to buy as many as possible digital paintings during the 24-hour period.
Langlois sale is now the third-highest on crypto art NFT marketplace Nifty Gateway. He couldn’t process what had just happened.
Approximately 5,000 buyers participated in the 24-hour window, all flocking to buy digital paintings of what looked like small colourful blobs of paint, FEWOCiOUS’ signature style.
Langlois is creating a metaverse-style world, or digital universe, called FewoWorld, and the successful sale of the “Paint Drop” artwork is just the beginning of things to come.
FewoWorld will be composed of little NFT characters called “Fewos”. The artist said more details about his metaverse-like world will be released in due course.
“The way I view it is, what would Michelangelo do if he had a laptop and social media to talk to the best creators on Earth,” he said.
According to Langlois, each paint NFT will be linked to a select number of “Paint”, the building block of FewoWorld.
The paint could be used the same way video games use character skins to empower characters based on the “Paint”.
Langlois said he will use the funds to explore various ways he could bring more creativity to FewoWorld, including adding more people to his team.
The artist plans to continue hosting “paint parties”, which he uses to give collectors of his NFTs an opportunity to paint anything they want.
FEWOCiOUS “Paint Drop” sale has cemented the artist’s place in the digital art space, creating a strong foundation to create something bigger, like the “FewoWorld”. Langlois has now sold nearly $50 million worth of art in just over a year.
One of Langlois’ most popular NFT pieces, “Nice to meet you, I’m Mr MiSUNDERSTOOD”, sold for 882 ETH, approximately $2.8 million at Sotheby’s auction house last October. He has also sold several NFTs for nearly a million dollars.
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