Sotheby’s Successful NFT Auction of ‘MetaSkull’ Collection Brought Over $665K for Famed Contemporary Artist Jacky Tsai

MetaSkull NFT © Jacky Tsai

Jacky Tsai and Froyo Games, a Web3 GameFi platform, announced the successful auction sale of “MetaSkull 元宇宙骷髅”(1/1001), the first digital art NFT in the MetaSkull collection, which is a series consisting of 1001 unique NFTs created with generative art programming. The auction was hosted by Sotheby’s – a Xperience Digital Art Auction, with the unique skull motif’s final bid concluding at USD $7,700 (HKD $60,480). 

The combined auction proceeds from Mr. Tsai’s digital artworks amounted to USD $665,832 (HKD $5,226,480), with a total of 5 lots sold – including Jacky’s impressive “Golden Years”, which sold for USD $321,036 (HKD $2,520,000).

Xperience Digital Art Auction | Lot 6
Jacky Tsai | b. 1984 | MetaSkull | 2022

Non-fungible Token ERC-721 | Token ID: 0
minted on 18 October 2022, this NFT is 1-of-1, a unique looping video at 4k
mint address: 0x6a38044dA17198AC3b3E857740483deF7d7F64eE

“NFT remains a viable art medium and will continue to intrigue art enthusiasts with its many possibilities and potential as we explore new ways to create thought-provoking designs with art technology. The digital art revolution is here and I’m excited to see where generative art techniques will take us in the coming years.”Jacky Tsai

On 20 October 2022, Jacky Tsai and Froyo Games collaborated with Upland, a Web3 property trading game that is mapped to the real world, bringing his celebrated skull designs to the metaverse for the first time. The Halloween bundle sale generated 165,000,000 UPX in purchases, or USD $165,000 in the Upland Store, and was sold out in a mere 4 days. 

The MetaSkull collection was first announced on 19 October 2022 to much fanfare and the NFTs will be available for purchase later on in 2023. The collection draws on themes of gambling, poker and anti-war, which is intended to bring to light the concepts of life and how our choices influence our directions towards the inevitable end. Whitelist passes are available for mint at 0.08 ETH and are limited to 300 holders only. 

© Jacky Tsai

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