This week’s Valuart roundup: all about Billelis’ “The Graveyard”, Jenni Pasanen’s “Mask Obscura” and more…
GM and happy Friday! 🌞
You know the drill. Time to hop into the weekend with the Valuart Newsletter highlights of the week!
🖌 Web3 & NFT Highlights
✨ Billelis &“The Graveyard”: sacrifices have been made!
Just in case you missed it, here is last week’s interview with Bilelis, where we had the opportunity to explore the details of “The Graveyard”, his latest drop on Nifty Gateway.
Billelis is a digital artist based in the city of Edinburgh, creatively addicted to dark imagery and adorned artistry that leads him to spend countless hours experimenting, learning, and expanding his artistic skill set. All activities, that brought to life his personal style can be best described as a dark, yet elegant, romantic fusion.
This week “The Graveyard” took its collectors on a journey from death and decay to life and immortality as a symbol of the perfect cycle of life and death through 50 unique artworks spread out under four tiers of life: Immortality, Life, Decay, and Death.
Tiers, only accessable to those willing to sacrifice their most treasured pieces from Billelis’ previous collections.
Needless to say, sacrifices have been made…for the price of something extraordinary in return.
From "In Memoriam" to "The Graveyard"… Hail to The Serpent King 💀🐍
— THOMΛS 🌐🤘 (@ThomasG) August 18, 2022
✨Meat broke the Internet with Diewithmostlikes’ “we were greeted”
“our future is tainted meat and perpetual receipts. our savings is our savior. our nails find familiar wounds. and seek salvation in collapsing wood. our climax is an unreciprocated orgasm.” 🥲🥩
This week meat broke the Internet with Diewiththemostlike’s “we were greeted”.
On August 17th, the piece was sold to collector rosesvault and marked as sold for 30,000 ETH for a value of over $55m within CryptoArt’s system, positioning it as the most expensive NFT artwork sold to date, right behind Beeple’s.
have wanted a ponderosa sized heaving slab of $rare forever and now I’ve got a denim short cargo pocket filled with the bleeding meat that will fuel us all. huge thank you to Zack and team for building this hulking bastard of a strip mall artist community. rad shit. https://t.co/5OUkYAT6NL
— die with the most likes (@toadswiback) August 17, 2022
A sales, that had all of us screaming out of excitement.
Unfortunately, it turns out that in the end, there was a bug in the system and that the piece was actually acquired in $RARE and not in ETH, so not the second most expensive artwork YET…but either way, we’re always here for the meat and are loving it. Iconic. Congrats to Diewiththemostlikes!
✨TheVERSEverse & the SuperRare Genesis
VERSEverse is an NFT gallery that is laying the foundations for a blockchain-based literature revolution.
On August 16th, theVERSEverse SuperRare genesis was officially released: a curated collection that highlights poets, artists and styles from all over the world.
To view the full collection click below ⬇️
✨The good society launches the “Out of Sight | Out of Mind” collection on Tezos to raise awareness & support for Climate Change
Through innovative programming, The Good Society is a community of artists, creatives, and activists committed to global change: every month, they collaborate with an artist and three non-profit organizations to create a Tezos-based digital collection with scalable impact.
This month’s collection is “Out of Sight | Out of Mind” by artist Nate Mohler, a collection of 1,800 digital collectibles in support of the ocean that bring to life a dreamlike memory of 22 cities in 4 different styles.
“Out of Sight, Out of Mind”
1800 unique editions of 22 cities, 4 styles
Photos taken from inside the mind of Dalle2
— Nate Mohler (@NateMohlerArt) August 12, 2022
“Machine is my muse”
Artist Jenni Pasanen creates in the new era of art where machine & human creativity unite. Instead of painting with a brush, she uses generative adversarial networks along with digital art to produce unprecedented and fascinating works of art.
“Mask Obscura” is her latest MakersPlace project, a collection consisting of four works composed of four smaller parts each.
Mask Obscura — Act I now officially complete & sold ✨🎭 Thank you so so much @CesarKuriyama & @shashxg for collecting the pieces, so honoured and grateful ❤️ Series started almost a year ago, I've loved every moment on the journey✨ Sway of infinite masquerade, till the Act II ~ pic.twitter.com/yipBSMk4xx
— Jenni Pasanen (@PasanenJenni) August 18, 2022
🍿 Upcoming Events
New experiences and features in HADEM are imminent, so make sure to download the application to continue exploring before the final reveal.
Welcome to Erbium.
Erbium is home to @lunaikuta's series “Afterlife”, a series that transports its viewer to an underwater world of translucent plants, representing the liminal space between life, death, and rebirth. pic.twitter.com/CCvr9m2LIn
— HADEM (Beta) (@hadem_xyz) August 10, 2022
📚Book of the Month
2 weeks left to finish reading this month’s book!
August’s read is “Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control” by Stuart Russell.
A book where Stuart Russell explains how AI works, with huge potential to improve our lives but also dangers if we happen to lose control of its power by not reshaping the foundations now.