artnet AG: Artnet Announces Second NFT Sale, Feels Rare Man, Launching March 11

  • With Original Pepes Rares and Fake Rares
  • All bidders will receive NFT by Viva La Vandal
  • Backed by Rare Pepe founders Joe Looney and Scarilla

NEW YORK, NY / BERLIN, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / March 10, 2022 / Artnet AG, the leading platform for art market data and media, and the global fine art market is delighted to announce its second NFT sale. As a fully integrated, Ethereum-enabled on-chain platform, ArtNFT is among the first in the art world to offer collectors a seamless, efficient, reliable and digitally native experience with NFTs. With a buyer’s premium of only 10%, Artnet is positioned as the most profitable organized NFT auction platform in the traditional art market.

Following ArtNFT’s highly successful inaugural sale in December 2021, the upcoming sale, Feels rare man focuses on the Rare Pepe project, which started in 2016 on a blockchain branch called Counterparty. Feels rare man presents Rare Pepes and original Fake Rares, launched in 2021 during a resurgence of the Rare Pepe project.

“ArtNFT was conceived as an authentic, cryptonative extension of the work we do at Artnet Auctions and Artnet more broadly, and the tight curation and thematic focus of Feels rare man is a significant testament to the achievement of this goal,” said Colleen Cash, Vice President, Auctions.

Works in this on-chain auction can be purchased easily at ETH, and all participating bidders will receive a newly released NFT by artist Viva La Vandal, which will be included in the Fake Rares directory. The number of bidders will determine the size of the edition. The sale features a strong selection of works by iconic Rare Pepe artists, such as Joe Looney, Rare Scrilla, Mike, Indelible, ICQPEPE, John Villar and Pepenardo, and has found strong support from Rare Pepe OG artists .

“We’ve spent a lot of time connecting with deep and diverse communities across the NFT space, and the communities involved in the Rare Pepe and Fake Rares worlds are active, engaged and engaging,” Cash said. “We are excited to work closely with the true OGs and Founders of this essential part of the NFT world.”

PEPEROSS, by Boost, Estimate: 25-35 ETH

Artnet is a pioneer in the digital art market and was the first company to offer online sales of artwork. Today, artnet Auctions holds over 70 curated auctions each year, showcasing a range of coveted post-war and contemporary paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs. By the end of 2021, the value of deals sold on Artnet Auctions had increased 6% year-on-year to $25.8 million, and revenue had increased 6% to $5.2 million. The expansion of ArtNFT has the potential to lead to significantly accelerated growth at Artnet in 2022.

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About Artnet
Artnet boasts an unprecedented 60 million unique users each year, making it the world’s largest fine art platform. Founded in 1989, Artnet revolutionized the way people discover, research and collect art today. Artnet’s market data is an essential resource for the art industry, encompassing over 15 million auction results and AI and ML-based analytics, providing an exceptional level of transparency and information on the art market. Artnet’s Marketplace connects leading galleries and auction houses to our global audience, offering a curated selection of over 250,000 works of art for sale worldwide. Artnet Auctions, the pioneering online-only auction platform, offers unprecedented reach, liquidity and efficiency. Artnet News covers the events, trends and people shaping the global art market with up-to-the-minute analysis and expert commentary. It is the most widely read news publication in the fine arts industry, with a rapidly growing and dedicated following. Together, Artnet’s extensive synergistic product offering provides a comprehensive ecosystem that drives and informs the modern art market.

Artnet AG is listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the segment with the highest standards of transparency. The majority of operations are based in New York at its wholly-owned subsidiary, Artnet Worldwide Corporation, a New York-based entity founded in 1989. Artnet Worldwide Corp. has a London-based subsidiary, Artnet UK Ltd.

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