Acclaimed teen NFT artist, Fewocious has added another feather to his cap. Recently, he hit a new all-time high secondary sale after his NFT, “The Sailor” sold for 350 ETH or about $595,000 at the time. Anonymous buyer ‘capital6529’ bought the NFT from its previous owner, ‘2YeahYeah’. Notably, ‘2YeahYeah’ had bought the piece for only 46 ETH early last year.
Let’s take a closer look at Fewocious’ new NFT sale record:
About Fewocious’ Record NFT Sale
On August 19, capital6529 paid a whopping 350 ETH for “The Sailor” NFT by Fewocious. The looping, animated NFT depicts a morphed human face in typical Fewocious style—otherworldly pop surrealist art in vibrant colours. Its description reads, “i don’t know what’s ahead and i can’t be certain. moving onward and upward, my friend… at least im trying.”
After the sale, 6529 Tweeted, “Bringing a @fewocious into the 6529 family has been a very long time in coming.”
Meanwhile, Fewocious also shared a touching message. “My sophomore highschool English teacher saw this and messaged me saying she’s gonna add this piece & my story to her lesson about resilience to her students.”
Who is Fewocious?
Victor Langlois, popularly known as Fewocious, is one of the most successful NFT artists in the space. A queer artist, he has been making art since he was 13 and first entered the NFT space in 2020. He was the youngest ever Christie’s artist. In fact, his NFT auction with Christie’s a year ago saw the site crashing!
Notably, his Christie’s auction of “Hello, I’m Victor (FEWOCiOUS) and This Is My Life” fetched $2.1 million. The collection documented the artist’s difficult childhood and his journey as a transgender. Later, he sold a 1/1 NFT and physical artwork at a Sotheby’s auction for $2.8 million.
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Reethu Ravi is a journalist based in India, covering environment, sustainability, tech and innovation. When not found between the pages of a book, she can be seen catching up on the latest developments in the tech world. A naval architect-turned journalist, she loves bringing stories of change and innovation to the limelight.