By Jamie Redman
Last week the leading luxury auction house Sotheby’s introduced its non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace called “Metaverse.” The Sotheby’s NFT marketplace has featured a number of collectible artworks including cards from the Rare Pepe card collection. Now the socialite Paris Hilton has introduced a few of her NFTs on Sotheby’s native NFT market featuring works from popular NFT artists such as Chelsea Evenstar and Maalavidaa.
Leading Auction House Sotheby’s Introduces Metaverse NFT Market
The British-founded American multinational luxury auction headquartered in New York City, Sotheby’s has been going big on non-fungible token (NFT) collectibles in recent times. Last week the company introduced the “Sotheby’s Metaverse” in order to host and auction the hottest NFTs in the space. The original Sotheby’s website could not offer the same experiences Metaverse offers and people can host their NFT collections by connecting with Sotheby’s.
Just recently a collection of some of the rarest Rare Pepe blockchain trading cards were listed on the Sotheby’s NFT Metaverse market. The Twitter account dubbed “Token Angels” tweeted about having his Rare Pepe blockchain trading cards listed on the luxury NFT market. “Very honored to take part [in this] auction [and] super proud to present RAREPEPE to the world art community,” Token Angels said. “Please watch the video (in link) where I present the 3 amazing cards on auction and I explain why RAREPEPEs are the OG of the OGs of NFTs & Crypto Art.”
Paris Hilton Lists Her NFTs Using Sotheby’s Market
On October 19, just before bitcoin (BTC) surpassed its all-time price high, the media personality, socialite, businesswoman, model, singer, and actress Paris Hilton tweeted about her new listing in the Sotheby’s Metaverse NFT marketplace. “I love the amazing [artwork] for my [Natively Digital] @Sothebys @Sothebysverse Auction,” Hilton said on Twitter.
Hilton’s NFT collection hosted on Sotheby’s Metaverse features artwork from Maalavidaa in a piece called “Fractures.” Another piece by Serwah Attafuah called “Aether: Galaxy Goddess” and an NFT crafted by Chelsea Evenstar called “AQUARIUS – Keeper of the Amethyst Star.”
The NFT auction listing on Sotheby’s market notes that Hilton developed her first NFT in March 2020, and she won the “Best Charity NFT” at the NFT Awards ceremony. “Paris sees the NFT art market as the future, and loves that artists are pushing boundaries and changing the art industry forever,” the Sotheby’s listing says. It’s been known for a long time that Paris Hilton is a fan of the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry as she said this past spring that she is “very, very excited” about bitcoin.
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