ABOUT

Make it digital
and unique

The Portraitist is Goran Pin.

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Sarah Stone

ART DIRECTOR
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Mark Wood

DEVELOPER
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Tom Walsh

CEO
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Petar Smith

MARKETING

The Portrait as Artistic Expression

Historically, portrait paintings are initially mainly reserved for rich and powerful people. Over time, it became more common for middle-class people to commission portraits of their families and colleagues. I wish with my work to preserve the portrait as a digital artistic expression for the future.

1 of 1 and Limited Series Only

I am an artist who creates people’s portraits using nonfungible tokens or NFTs, as unique digital artistic expressions. Most of my crypto art is highly collectible, “1 of 1”, but I release micro-small limited series from time to time.

Art as a Hedge Against Inflation

I like to create art and value, both at the same time! My radically strict “1 of 1” and micro-small limited series artistic approach help people who love art. This kind of art protects in an inflationary environment, creates value, and wealth preservation. I am grateful that blockchain technology makes me possible to create a real, tangible digital asset that holds and increases in value over time as an opposite example of the hazardous and intangible stock market.

NFTs are shaking up the art world

NFT artworks have seen a surge in popularity over the past few years. I am grateful to become a digital art pioneer with my NFT artwork.

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Frequently
asked questions

NFT is a shortcut for non-fungible tokens, and they are a class of cryptocurrency assets. “Non-fungible” means that it’s UNIQUE and can’t be replaced with something else because it’s a unit of data on a digital ledger called a blockchain, where each NFT can represent a unique digital item.

NFTs can represent digital files such as art and other creative work forms because the unique identity and ownership of an NFT are verifiable via the blockchain ledger.

Yes, it is true! NFT art is verified and defined as unique. As we know, blockchain technology data isn’t stored in a central server but across a massive network of computers, and the overall database always remains safe even if some users are hacked. This decentralized feature has made blockchain increasingly popular beyond its original function of just bitcoin and finance transactions.

Physical art can be counterfeited, and NFT can not; it is one of NFT digital art’s most significant advantages.

I am offering my NFT art from time to time for sale through different auction houses. There are various auction house marketplaces on which I offer or will offer NFTs soon: OpenSea, Nifty Gateway, SuperRare, MakersPlace, Mintable, and Rarible are in my actual focus.

NFT cryptocurrency blockchain technology makes it possible for art collectors to connect with artists. If you are interested in buying some of my digital art best way is to be in direct connection with me first. Insert your email on the home page to receive email alerts before every NFT art comes up for sale. I am never sending spam; try to get “more clicks” or similar. You can be sure you get alerts only about the exact time when every new art will be available soon on the auctions.

You must register an account with the auction house (if you don’t already have registered one). Every auction house has its procedures, and you need to recheck them directly with the auction house. I suggest that you sign on the home page for my auction alerts and have enough time to prepare correctly before the auction starts.

You can generally expect that the winning bidder will receive the art’s unique digital token or NFT and be registered as the buyer on the blockchain decentralized database. The blockchain provides a permanent record of the purchase and proof of your ownership. This means that your NFT artwork ownership is public and incontrovertible. The ownership transfer process is direct, decentralized, secure, and radically transparent.

All this creates value for the tokenized asset and is an excellent foundation from investing perspective too. The public knows how much is paid for that piece of digital art, and in most cases, from a long-term perspective, the value of previously bought art increases over its original price.

An NFT token has a unique number composed of two parts:
1. The contract number for identifying the contract that manages the token
2. The unique token identifier within that contract.

Here are some examples of some crypto art tokens, listing the contract number (the long string) and token ID (short number) and the link to a story on how much it sold recently.

0x2a46f2ffd99e19a89476e2f62270e0a35bbf0756 – #40913 (Beeple $69m)
0xb47e3cd837dDF8e4c57F05d70Ab865de6e193BBB – #7804 ($7.6m CryptoPunks)
0x9fc4e38da3a5f7d4950e396732ae10c3f0a54886 – #1 (AP $180k)
0x06012c8cf97BEaD5deAe237070F9587f8E7A266d – #896775 ($170k CryptoKitty)

With these two numbers, you can go find the token on the blockchain, and read the code to determine what the token contains, how it’s traded, its current owner, etc.

NFT tokens can’t contain artwork because art is too big to fit on the blockchain. Art collectors “own” NFT art tokens through control them (with the private key in their wallet that matches the public key of their account/address on the blockchain).

For example, that Beeple art piece is 300-megabytes in size. The main reason why art itself doesn’t stay on the blockchain is that it’s too costly. That Beeple artwork would cost about $5 million to put onto the blockchain. If art itself is added to the blockchain, the total cost will easily exceed the prices for all NFTs!

The artwork doesn’t have to be located anywhere in particular. However, art collectors usually have a live copy of the art file available in their well-known location. One way of doing this is using the most popular IPFS (InterPlanetary File System). A hash contained within an NFT token often links to the IPFS system. IPFS is a file-sharing system that can more efficiently and cost-effectively store and share large files based on cryptographic hashes. These cryptographic hashes can easily be stored on a blockchain.

This is the answer to the question of where the artwork is located. The answer, as we can see that is not required that art is published in public but most usually and recommended is that the NFT token contains a hash pointing to the IPFS as an example here:
https://ap-nft.everipedia.org/api/presidential-2020/1

You can find that the above token contains a hash pointing to the IPFS: here.

Exist a lot of variations on the above information from a technical point of view. I prefer and see it as good practice using IPFS to share large files based on cryptographic hashes to store original art in visual form.

Check my work in the showcase section

Art can be bought from time to time worldwide through online auction houses.

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