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NFT Happy Hour
Another week, another drop...
Art x Tech 06 May 2021

Another week, another timeline full of headlines about NFTs. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the NFT media storm, but don’t worry, here’s a recap of some of the biggest NFT stories from this week. We’ve got everything from auctions to memes!

David Datona Gets Fruity Again With NFTs For A Good Cause

Do you remember that Maurizio Cattelan banana that stole all the headlines at Art Basel Miami in 2019? Do you also remember the artist who thought it would be funny to eat it? Well, that artist – David Datuna – is getting fruity again! Datuna has partnered with Dole on a series of NFTs called Take A Bite Out Of Hunger. Funds raised from the sale will go towards fighting food insecurity, providing good nutrition in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs. The works will be available for purchase via Rarible auction on May 6 at 3:30pm PST. There will also be a physical work up for grabs too, which will be on display at a New York City location which is soon to be announced location. 

NFT Art Show Opens Online

Image via @annespalter

Thought it would be impossible to put NFTs in an art show? Think again! Artist in tech pioneer Anne Spalter has just curated NFT NOW featuring over 30 artists and you can enter the exhibition from anywhere in the world here. The show has also been titled TECHSPRESSIONISM, which has been defined as both an artistic approach in which technology is utilized as a means to express emotional experience and a 21st century artistic and social movement, definitely the word of the moment!

Disaster Girl Meme Sells As NFT

Image via @coinspeaker

You’ve probably all seen this meme of a little girl smirking in front of a fire thousands of times. Well, that little girl is all grown up, and she has just sold an NFT version of the meme for $500,000! Zoe Roth was just four when the photograph was taken by her father in 2005, and now she is using the proceeds from the sale to pay her student loans. 

Christie’s To Auction NFTs And IRL Paintings At Same Time

Image via @rwd_collective

In Christie’s Post War and Contemporary auction on May 14, there won’t just be paintings up for sale, but NFTs too! The five NFT pieces were created by Rewind Collective to honour the women of abstract expressionism, whose physical paintings will also be up for grabs in the sale. 

Controversial Basquiat NFT Sale Cancelled

Image via @basquiat_archive

It’s hard to believe that there was ever a sale scheduled that allowed a work by Jean-Michel Basquiat to be destroyed, and now, thanks to objections from Basquiat’s estate, the sale has been scrapped. The sale which was pioneered by Daystrom has been pulled, and we’re all just glad that the Basuiqat drawing in question is safe and unharmed. 

Text Lizzy Vartanian

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