Transgender digital artist FEWOCiOUS sold a collection of physical and digital artwork this week. Collect a total prize of $ 2.16 million.
The creator, real name Victor Langlois, has auctioned a series of five unique non-fungible (NFT) tokens with UK auction house Christie’s. According to reports, more than 20 collectors have made offers on the 18-year-old’s work. He is the youngest artist to have sold his work at Christie’s.
Each lot in the collection, titled in full “Hello, I am Victor (FEWOCiOUS) and This Is My Life”, would represent a year in the artist’s life. Spanning the ages of 14 to 18, the series follows Victor’s journey to understand his gender identity, his subsequent transition, and his move to Seattle from Las Vegas.
The five lots each consisted of physical and video works of art, the latter being sold exclusively in the form of DTV. They also included collections of physical and NFT doodles, as well as drawings and journal entries.
FEWOCiOUS then posted a tearful thank you message in a video on his Instagram account.
This multi-million dollar transport is FEWOCiOUS ‘latest success in the NFT space. Reports say he didn’t start in digital art until 2020, with a $ 25,000 sale on Nifty Gateway funding his move to Seattle in November. He then sold another work for $ 35,000 in January and in March his NFT “The Everlasting Beautiful” reached $ 550,000. In between, he also collaborated with virtual sneaker brand RTFKT to design a number of NFT shoes. The shoes sold for a total of $ 3 million in less than seven minutes.
Christie’s is behind the NFTs
This isn’t the first time that legendary UK auction house Christie’s has shown its support for the crypto space this year. In February, with a view to auctioning off digital artist Beeple’s work, Christie’s announced that it would accept bids made in Ether (ETH). They accepted payments through the Gemini exchange.
Additionally, a few months later, they held an auction for a limited series of NFT CryptoPunks. The digital artwork, consisting of 24×24 8-bit style portraits, sold in May for just under $ 17 million. Reports indicate that this auction was recognized as the start of a crypto art movement.