Kevin Abosch is an Irish conceptual artist and a pioneer in the crypto art space. He has worked with a range of different media such as; photography, AI, blockchain, sculpture, and installation, among others.
“I wouldn’t want somebody to say ‘That’s Kevin the crypto artist,” he told Forbes in a 2018 interview. “I’m a conceptual artist who works with a number of different media, including photography and blockchain.”
Iconic works by Kevin Abosch
One of Abosch’s iconic works is the photo of a potato, which sold for $1.16 million in 2015. After the sale of Potato #345, the monetary value of his works shot up. In 2018, he again made headlines after he created 10 million virtual artworks/tokens on the Ethereum Blockchain. He called this “IAMA Coin”.
Furthermore, he printed the IAMA Coin’s blockchain address onto 100 real-life artworks that he created. Not only that, he went a step further and printed the addresses in…er…his blood. Thus, according to Abosch, his blood, his virtual and physical art, were all connected to become pieces of himself.
NFTs From a Top Crypto Artist
Even before NFTs became a thing, Abosch sold his legendary ‘Forever Rose’ NFT for $1 million in 2018. It contained a single ERC-20 token on the Ethereum blockchain.
Fast forward to March 2021, his collection, “1111” dropped on OpenSea. It consists of 1111 unique works made up of Cryptographic alphanumerics. At the time of writing, it had a floor price of 3.25 ETH (around $10,822).
Furthermore, in April, he announced another collection “1111 KOSMOS”. “Much of the imagery in the 1111 NFT’s are of satellites,” he told Cointelegraph. “There are plenty of surprises in store for those who choose to take the journey.”
Meanwhile, Abosch was one of the featured artists during Decentraland’s Second Annual Art Week held last month.