Osinachi to Offer First African Artist’s NFT at Christie’s Europe

Friday, October 1, 2021
Osinachi to Offer First African Artist’s NFT at Christie’s Europe

Osinachi (Prince Jacon Osinachi Igwe), a Nigerian digital artist will be the first African artist to auction non-fungible tokens through Christies and in collaboration with 1-54 African Art Fair.

Osinachi (Prince Jacon Osinachi Igwe), a Nigerian digital artist will be the first African artist to auction non-fungible tokens through Christies and in collaboration with 1-54 African Art Fair.

Five of Osinachi’s works, which depict a swimming pool painting by David Hockney from 1972, are estimated at between £ 40,000 and £ 60,000 each in an online sale that will take place between October 5-19, 2021.

The works primarily address imbalances between work and life, and presents a black protagonist, something that is deemed important and essential to his work.

The 29-year-old artist creates detailed digital works using Microsoft Office, an unusually basic application in a high-tech field. Earlier this year, he sold three NFTs for the equivalent of $75,000 in just 10 days.

“NFTs have given him a great platform and such visibility,”said Isabel Millar, a Christie’s specialist.

Christies will show the works on screens at this year’s 1-54 trade fair in London (October 14-17, 2021). The works can be bought with ether or bitcoin.

 

 

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