Apart from being one of the best actors, Oscar awards winner Anthony Hopkins has created another history in the non-fungible tokens industry. Anthony released his first NFT, called “The Eternal Collection,” on the NFT marketplace OpenSea, and they sold out within seven minutes. The NFT collection contains more than 1,000 original artworks based on Anthony Hopkin’s long career in the Hollywood industry.
The art series contains pieces from his performances in movies like Silence of the Lambs, which helped him win an Oscar award. He played the role of Hannibal Lecter in the movie. He also achieved fame for his role in the Westworld TV series. The artworks had titles on them like “The Lover,” “The Jester,” and “The Eternal.”
According to the art marketing team, these NFTs represent “an interpretation of the various characters Sir Anthony Hopkins portrayed” throughout his movie career. However, it’s important to note that the art series was created in collaboration with Orange Comet Inc., a Los Angeles-based Web3 agency. Hollywood producer Dave Broome is a co-founder of Orange Comet Inc., together with former NFL player Kurt Warner and Gloria and Emilio Estefan (the Cuban-American couple musicians).
But the release of the NFT collection was delayed for more than 45 minutes because of the high demand from users who wanted to purchase the art. Apart from being an owner of the artworks, buyers will also have the opportunity to get real-life treats with the actor. Some of these include getting autographed physical prints of the NFTs, a one-on-one meeting with him, and audio of Anthony Hopkins revealing the meaning of each artwork.
Hopkins’ History With Art
However, it is not the first time the Oscar winner is going into the art industry. According to him, he began painting in the late 1940s and had an art exhibition in 2015 at Hawaii’s Harte International Galleries. He has also organized exhibitions for artworks like semi-abstract portraits and landscapes in Las Vegas, London, Edinburg, and New York City.
Hopkins claimed the digital collections were inspired by English painter Lucian Freud and French cubist Francis Picabia. Although “The Eternal Collections” are his debut NFT collection, he has been involved in the NFT market. Anthony Hopkins was among the actors featured in a 2021 movie directed by Rick Dugdale and released through the NFT platform Vuele.
This will likely be the last time he will get involved in the NFT market as the innovation keeps expanding. Reacting to the launch, he said: “Going into the non-fungible tokens (NFTs) world is like traveling to the moon because of the limitless dimensions of technology and art.”
However, some celebrities have been disappointed in the NFT market because of the low sales from their NFT collections. This shows that the market is not promised, no matter your level of popularity.
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