World-renowned street artist, Banksy’s Aachoo NFTs recently sold out on Solana-based NFT marketplace, VooVoo. The restored art piece was forensically scanned, which created a full NFT replica. The replica was available in 4,900 fractions, which sold out at 1000 USDC per piece, in 24 hours. Meaning roughly $4.9 million was generated.
About the Banksy Aachoo NFTs
Recently, fractions of a mural by Banksy, titled “Aachoo!!” were released as NFTs on VooVoo, a Solana-based NFT platform. The mural, which measures 5ft by 8ft, was lifted from a wall using a crane after being found in a Bristol semi-detached house. The art was later restored by Federico Borgogni. The NFT sold out and is not yet available on the secondary market, however, you can find out more about the project on the VooVoo platform here.
This isn’t the first time one of Banksy’s art pieces has been fractionalised into NFTs. His piece: Love is in the Air was fractionalized into 10,000 pieces in December of last year.
VooVoo is an NFT marketplace on the Solana blockchain that aims to bring digital ownership to a wider audience through NFTs. They have brought big names into the NFT space before outwith Banksy and his Aachoo drop. They also have a native token, $VOO. However, on the platform, stable coin $USDC is used for all sales.
Banksy is a pseudonymous artist based in England, who has stayed in Bristol and London. He is known around the world for his street art style, which can be classed as temporary art. Some of his most famous work includes ‘Balloon Girl’ and ‘Love is in the Air’. Even now, after a career that has lasted since the 1990s, no one fully knows his real name and identity, which remained unconfirmed, despite lots of speculation.
Banksy began as an artist at the age of 14 when he was expelled from school and spent time in prison for petty crime. He is commonly believed to be a man by the name of Robin Gunningham, however, it has also been speculated that he is some well-known celebrities: singer, songwriter and member of the band Massive Attack, Robert Del Naja (a.k.a. 3D) and Neil Buchanan, former Art Attack presenter.
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