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The hottest 5 pieces of NFT art this week | A digital animator made bank thanks to a Grammy-nominated rapper in disguise

April 10, 2022, 10:22 PM UTC

One digital artist became $1 million richer this week when the (not so) mysterious @CozmoMedici bought an animated GIF, calling it “a defining work of this era.”

The winning bidder moonlights as a Grammy-nominated rapper.

Let’s take a glance at the top five sales in NFT art over the past week, as listed by nonfungible.com.

5. WAR HAUL, by Jake, $230,000/71 ETH

Jake, a self-described “boy with a dream,” sold his fiery animated GIF for nearly a quarter of a million. He celebrated with the following pinned tweet:

4. Welcome Home, by Coldie, $243,000/754 ETH

This animated GIF, created by crypto artist Coldie, also sold for nearly a quarter of a million. It first sold two years ago for just under $1,000, according to nonfungible.com.

3. Lova Park, by OSF, $227,000/85 ETH
OSF, a self-described investor in Web3 and NFT, radio host, and artist, among other things, made a cool $227,000 this past week when his neon-hued animated work hit the jackpot, according to nonfungible.com.

2. Mantel Rojo, by manoloide, $915,000/283 ETH

This Jackson Pollock–esque piece, described by some in the Twitterverse as “stunning” and “absolutely gorgeous,” sold for nearly $1 million this week. Others called its artist, manoloide, the “king of color.”

1. Life and Death, by DeeKay, $1 million
Digital animator DeeKay became $1 million richer when one @CozmoMedici purchased the animated piece Life and Death for $1 million. In September rapper Snoop Dogg revealed himself on Twitter as Cozmo. Cozmo, or Snoop, said the piece “will go down as a defining work of this era.”

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