What a year it has been for Shavonne Wong—and we are only 15 days into 2022.
Since making a bold plunge into the world of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) in August 2020, the fashion photographer-turned-3D virtual model creator has been making waves: from launching a collection of 500 NFTs to making her art fair debut at Sea Focus opening today, as part of the Singapore Art Week 2022.
But this one takes the cake: Hollywood actor Idris Elba buying his first NFT from her Love is Love collection. Described as “an art experiment in self-identification and expression of love”, the collection of 500 unique couple portraits exploring this intrinsic part of the human experience done in her signature 3D style, was recently featured on the front page of NFT marketplace OpenSea.
Fun fact: Each NFT costs 0.05683 ETH (approximately US$188), for the numbers 5683 are l-o-v-e when you type them on the keypad of the (traditional) phone.
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The British actor shared with his 1.7 million followers on TikTok a video of him buying his first NFT while in a make-up chair at work—and making sure to share the name of the artist (and saying it twice!). In fact, a check on the OpenSea website revealed that he may have bought a total of three NFTs from the collection—and this is confirmed by Wong.
In a Twitter exchange with Wong on January 14, the actor wrote: “❤️ is ❤️. Thank you for your collection. I’m proud of it.”
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❤️ is ❤️. Thank you for your collection. I’m proud of it.— Idris Elba (@idriselba) January 13, 2022