From Salvator Mundi to the Immortal Banana: NFTs Offer it All
By Lesia Dubenko 268 26 Aug 2023
The world of art has a great deal to offer. This includes digital art too. We examine the NFT drops that have made headlines.
Have you heard of Salvator Mundi?
Even if you haven’t, there’s a high chance that you’ve seen it. The painting, showing Christ holding a crystal orb, is the world’s most expensive one. In 2017, it was sold for a whopping $450.3 million at Christie’s auction house in New York.
Now, it’s time to turn this iconic painting into a non-fungible token (NFT), with Elmon X and international image licensing company Bridgeman Images taking on this mission.
On August 12, the two companies offered an airdrop of 660 digital collectables available for £150.00 ($190). All of them were quickly sold out and are now available on the OpenSea market only. Their floor price is 0.199 ETH ($367.77) at the time of writing.
This is, however, only one of the many artworks produced by Elmon X.
We visited the service’s site and found many other different pieces. They include Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa (1503), Van Gogh’s Starry Night (1889), Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker (1904), Claude Monet’s Nymphéas 1907.
All of them equally pricey, sold out, and available on secondary markets only.
For example, Mona Lisa was sold in 330 editions for £150.00 ($190). Currently, it’s available on the OpenSea market for the floor price of 1.23 ETH ($2273.18 at the time of writing).
However, there are other no less interesting NFTs available on the site . Such as the “The Immortal Banana,” the comical and iconic object created by FREQ Art also knows as Mark Gray.
There’s also the Gates of Hell, a monumental sculptural work by French artist Auguste Rodin. It pictures scenes from Dante Alighieri's no less monumental book Inferno that captures the chaos of the underworld.
You’ll also find here the iconic Rubik’s Cube made by Patrick Hughes, part of the 20th century cubism art movement. According to ElmonX, he re-imagined cubism as a reverspective space motor. The picture below shows what this reconceptualization looks like.
There’s also a royal take, with ElmonX turning pictures of Princes of Wales Kate Middleton and Prince William into NFTs.
The artwork’s story dates back to 2011. Back then, British artist Zoobs Ansari created two mixed media art works titled ‘God Save the Future Queen’ and ‘King of Pop’.
Previously, Gagarin News reported on a silly NFT art story that will make you laugh.