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Several artists have made substantial fortunes by selling their works as NFTs. Surprisingly, many of the million-dollar artists are still in high school. That may be a little difficult to believe. However, keep in mind that the overall NFT sales volume increased from $94.9 million to more than $23 billion in just over a year, indicating that there has been a lot of money moving around in the NFT ecosystem (to put it mildly).
Furthermore, although most known content producers appear to be afraid of associating their names and trademarks with anything linked to NFTs, newer artists do not appear to be as concerned of experimenting with web3. As a result, a number of forward-thinking kid innovators have been forging a path through the NFT ecosystem. The kids of the NFT sphere (NFTeens, if you will) have been harnessing blockchain technology to produce some real cash and some remarkable art, earning over $4 million from one project and appearing in the world's most famous auction houses.
Although the next generation of artists is still learning the foundations, these five crypto-art kids have set themselves on a road to shape the future generation of art — and become crypto-rich in the process.
FEWOCiOUS: $26 million in NFT sales
Victor Langlois, a multimedia artist from Las Vegas, goes by the alias FEWOCiOUS. He began interested in art when he was 13 years old. The now 19-year-old performer, affectionately known as FEWO, rose to prominence around the end of 2020. He is currently regarded as one of the most notable young artists in the NFT field.
FEWO, who is known for his colorful, identity-focused work, has released a wide range of NFTs over the last year on virtually all of the most prominent NFT sites, and he has even had works sold at auction through Christie's and Sotheby's. According to CryptoArt, his pieces have sold for little under $26 million to date. As a consequence, FEWO has outpaced many of his NFT contemporaries — as well as many well-established talents in the traditional art sector — to become a type of NFT movement poster child.
Nyla Hayes: $4 million in NFT sales
Nyla Hayes, a 13-year-old crypto-artist, achieved popularity with her Long Neckie NFTs in 2021. TIMEPieces, Time magazine's NFT community program, appointed Hayes as its inaugural artist in residence in October.
Hayes explained how she got into art and NFTs in the autumn edition of TIME for Kids, stating she began drawing at the age of four and became interested in digital painting at the age of nine. Hayes' 3,333-piece Long Neckie Ladies collection has earned approximately 1,573 ETH (more than $4 million) in sales volume through OpenSea to far.
Jaiden Stipp: $1 million in NFT sales
Jasti, actual name Jaiden Stipp, is a 16-year-old artist who is widely regarded as one of the most productive young artists in the NFT field. Jasti became fascinated with NFTs around the beginning of 2021 and decided to take the leap, minting and promptly selling his first NFT for 20 ETH ($30,377).
Stipp told nft today that his parents were first doubtful — and more than a little perplexed — about all the cryptocurrency he made. That all changed when he cashed out, exchanging a substantial quantity of ETH for USD and transferred it to his bank account. According to CryptoArt, his paintings have earned him slightly over $1 million to date.
Benyamin Ahmed: $5 million in NFT sales
Benyamin Ahmed, a 12-year-old coder, rose to prominence as an NFT phenomenon at the conclusion of the summer of 2021. The teenage artist made international news in August of that year with the successful introduction of his own 3,350-piece NFT collection, Weird Whales.
Ahmed initially became aware of NFTs in early 2021 and decided to try his hand at designing and selling his own tokens, beginning with a now-defunct Minecraft-themed collection. He set out to construct a type of derivative collection after getting infatuated with CryptoPunks. How? Combining Punk characteristics with pixelated whales. Weird Whales has earned over 1,837 ETH (almost $5 million) through OpenSea to date, and is even credited with motivating Gremplin to launch his legendary CrypToadz project.
Jstngraphics: $500,000 in NFT sales
Justin Bodnar, also known as jstngraphics, is a 17-year-old Seattle-based digital artist. Bodnar soon established himself in the NFT field in 2021 with weird, dreamy landscape sceneries.
Despite the fact that Bodnar has yet to graduate from high school, his 6+ years of graphic design expertise has gained him recognition in the NFT area. He is currently working part-time as a digital artist and photographer, and his NFTs are often minted through SuperRare. His pieces have sold for more than $500,000, according to CryptoArt.
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