🏆Damien Hirst Minted 10,000 NFTs of His Drake Album Art
🤰Like all great art, it looks easy,” he writes, noting that he “wanted it to be pop, high, and low art” and that it had to “be ironic while remaining iconic.”
Drake’s latest album “Certified Lover Boy” showcases a grid of the iOS pregnant woman emoji in 12 different tones. Now Damien Hirst has turned it into a series of NFTs.
There’s was no minting event or public sale for the 10,000 Ethereum NFT collectibles, which Hirst has dubbed Great Expectations. Instead, the NFTs were airdropped for free to holders of Hirst's prior NFT collection The Currency, which launched in July.
Hundreds of Great Expectations holders are already trying to flip their free NFTs, according to listings on leading NFT marketplace OpenSea. The cheapest-available NFT in the set is currently listed above 1 ETH, or about $4,100
Hirst received 67,023 purchase requests for the 10,000 NFTs, and generated over $20 million in revenue from the initial sale. Secondary sales of The Currency NFTs have thus far yielded over $62 million worth of trading volume in ETH on OpenSea.