New NFT Drops: Pak, Maria Testino, Artvatars, and The Mannings

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This week’s lineup of NFT drops have something for art fans across several different genres.

  • Sports fans have a lot to watch this week with Damian Lillard releasing a line of NFTs and Makersplace showcasing artwork commemorating the achievements of the Manning family.
  • Fashionistas will appreciate the fashion legend Mario Testino entering the scene.
  • But any NFT art fan should look forward to the collaboration between an old-school auction house, Sotheby’s, and the new-school NFT auction house, Nifty Gateway, for a three day collection from Pak.

Pak x Sotheby’s on Nifty Gateway Mon/Tue/Wed 10-10:15 am PDT

About the creator

Pak is an anonymous artist who has been active in the digital art world for over 20 years and is one of the leading artists in the NFT space.

Sotheby’s is one of the largest auction houses for high end art and luxury goods. They have been in operation since 1744.

NFT Type

Art

About the drop

This is a really interesting drop because Pak is creating effectively fungible non-fungible tokens. You can buy different amounts of “cubes” (1/5/10/20/50/100/500/1000) for $500 per cube with no limits during the purchase periods.

Each of those increments is it’s own NFT, so if you were to buy 16 cubes you would get a 10, a 5, and a 1 cube. Cubes will be available for sale Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, but the listing and documents around this sale did not explicitly state if the price would change on future days.

There are also a few other pieces with varying requirements, including being in the top 100 cube purchasers, posting #pakwashere to the largest social media audience (Paris Hilton is currently in the lead), or solving a puzzle.

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Artist community

  • Instagram followers: <1k
  • Twitter followers: 181.4k

Verdict

5/5

These will be a long term play (5+ months) as I believe Pak will be building something around this project. There will be a ton of cubes in circulation (which may lead to short run price drops), but they likely will be used as some form of currency in the NFT space in the future.

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Damian Lillard on Dame Time Monday-Tuesday 5pm PDT

About the creator

Damian Lillard is a NBA player who plays basketball for the Portland Trail Blazers. Lillard has one Rookie of the Year and has since received six NBA All-Star selections.

Blake Jamieson is the premier portrait artist for professional athletes.

NFT Type

Art/Collectible/Experience

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Mario Testino on Makersplace Tuesday 3:30 pm PDT

About the creator

Mario Testino is an incredibly influential fashion photographer who works with the top-tier celebrities and models. His art has been on display in museums worldwide and his exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London was their highest attended exhibition ever.

NFT Type

Art

About the drop

The drop will consist of four of Testino’s most well-known portraits. Two will be fifteen minute open editions, one will be a ten edition auction, and one will be a single edition auction. Pricing will start at $799, but full pricing details have not been specified yet.

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Artvatars on Artvatars Wednesday 7 am PDT

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The Mannings on Makersplace Friday 3:30 pm PDT

About the creator

The Mannings are a well known family in American football with Archie, Peyton, and Eli Manning all playing professionally. Collectively they have four Super Bowl wins, and 20 Pro Bowl invitations.

JK5 is an artist who has worked in a variety of mediums including tattooing, fashion, literature, visual and performing arts.

Micah Johnson is a former MLB player who is now a prolific NFT artist.

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