The most well known Japanese artist has decided to slow down with this whole NFT thing and not sell his newly-minted digital artworks. Takashipom explained he wanted to take more time to better understand the blockchain technology before moving forward.
Murakami announced last month that he would be launching his first-ever digital artwork through popular NFT marketplace OpenSea. The Japanese contemporary artist, known for his signature flowers, initially put up 108 designs for sale. But now, the sale has been postponed following the artist’s decision.
The artist finished his post with optimism, praising the potential of digital art offerings and NFTs. Bids for Murakami’s artwork on OpenSea had reached over $10,000 USD before the sale was postponed.
“Initially, I took the challenge on with a spirit of trial first, groping my way forward from the preparation of the NFT artwork to entering into an NFT marketplace,” he took to Instagram to announce the news. “On the other hand, we have been receiving many a valuable opinion and advice from a number of collectors and experts, which have led me and my team to further discuss and deepen our awareness.”
The artist finished his post with optimism, praising the potential of digital art offerings and NFTs. Bids for Murakami’s artwork on OpenSea had reached over $10,000 USD before the sale was postponed. Read the whole Instagram post by Takashi Murakami below the article.
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