For the fourth year in a row, CoinDesk has partnered with artists to immortalize on-chain a number of those on this year’s Most Influential list. Fourteen portraits of the people who have had the most impact on crypto in 2022 were selected for the collection, and these works will be made available in an exclusive auction being held on Coinbase NFT.
We chose artists from all over the world who specialize in illustration, photography, painting, AI art and animation to showcase the variety of artistic styles that are driving the crypto art movement. Each was given one subject to create a unique 1/1 work of art. CoinDesk did not influence the creative process and we asked each artist to interpret the subject however they saw fit.
The artists chosen to work on the collection were Adamtastic, Aleqth, Bryan Brinkman, Fesq, Norman Harman, Trevor & Violet Jones, Dave Krugman, OSF, Osinachi, Oveck, Sarah Fontaine Richardson, Ravi Vora, Federico Solmi and Yosnier. Each created a unique artistic interpretation, which resulted in a collection with a range of styles and perspectives.
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As the non-fungible token (NFT) technological layer allows us to verify the collector’s wallet address, we built in an additional utility layer to each work. Each of those who win a unique artwork in the auction will also receive a complementary Pro-Tier Pass to Consensus 2023 (a $1,699 value) and a special airdrop of 350 DESK tokens to use at Consensus for food, drinks, collectibles or experiences.
Consensus will take place in Austin, Texas, April 26-28, 2023. We will be taking a snapshot of all holders on April 3, 2023, and will airdrop the Pro Pass via a companion NFT and the DESK tokens directly to the holder’s wallet.
A portion of all of the primary and secondary sales of all works will go towards the One Earth charity that focuses on the effects of climate change.