• NFT’s latest art star “in the flesh” descends

  • NFT artworks are sweeping the auction block, and this autumn Poly Hong Kong will be holding an online auction featuring the latest creations from NFT digital art star Andreas Ivan’s MÆTHERIAL series, as well as new works by 11 internationally renowned digital artists.Andreas, a Russian-Mauritian hybrid living in China, is NFT’s a rising star, earlier had his NFT Smoochies figures printed as eight physical prints, allowing the virtual works to be “cast in the flesh” and exhibited in the auction house’s art space.

    Andreas came across the ocean to live in China, thousands of miles away from his family. smooch means kiss, and Smoochies was born out of his long separation from his mother, so he wanted to soothe her thoughts through his work and offer encouragement through kisses. The character’s pout is meant to convey love, comfort and support. The author wants to show the power of love and make people smile through his work. The starting bid for each piece in the series is HK$50,000, and the successful bidder of the NFT piece will also receive a physical print of the piece.

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