Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami is the latest famous creator to join the market of digital collectibles as he revealed at the "An Arrow Through History" art exhibit his own collection of augmented non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
As per a report by Omnimint News, the so-called Murakami.Flowers NFT collection features pixelized flowers as dot art evocative of Japanese TV games created in the 1970s. The collection's description says that the project is being developed with the number 108 as the keyword; a combination of 108 backgrounds and flower colors make up a field, and there are 108 fields:
Each field has 108 flower images, resulting in 11,664 flower images in total. The number 108 is a reference to bonnō, or earthly temptations.
The NFTs can also be interacted with at the art exhibit if visitors bring Snapchat's smart glasses called Spectacles or use any augmented reality (AR) filter on their phones to place themselves in an immersive environment.
With the collection, the artist, best known for blurring the line between high and low arts, wanted to go beyond the origins of Japanese culture, shooting through the "history of art with a single arrow." He added:
"They [younger generations] can enjoy very few things, but with the plus of augmented reality, maybe the young people open their eyes more and then step into the contemporary art scene."
The collection — minted on the Ethereum blockchain — has been sold on the Omnimint marketplace at 0.073 ETH per NFT. However, only those holding tokens from RTFKT, CLONE X – X MURAKAMI NFTs could have joined the sale.
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