In 2014, the first NFT appeared! But nowadays, NFTs have become the hottest selling artwork and most popular digital art worldwide. It is making the artist financially independent. NFT could be music, memes, virtual lands, video game assets, etc. The story of the top 10 high selling NFT artists is way different from that of now.
NFT is a blockchain-minted token with a unique code of encryption with ownership. Encryption codes prove the authenticity of the artist. These digital assets are stored in blockchain. The process of creating the NFT-artwork is known as NFT Crypto.
After a few years, the NFT market has grown explosively. According to ArtTactic’s NFT Art Market Report, an online platform Nifty Gateway sold 408.8 million US dollar NFTs of 418 artists between May 2020 to September 2021.
The craze of NFT increased massively when Christie sold out non-fungible tokens for $150 million in 2021. Christie’s sold the artist Beeple NFT for $69 million in March 2021.
Here is the list of the top 10 most expensive digital artworks sellers until May 2022. The year 2022 could be even bigger for respective digital artworks.
The 10 Top Selling NFT Artists
The list of top 10 selling NFT artists is based on the top artist of Crypto at the time of writing.
Total NFT Value: $388,821,707.03 NFTs Sold: 66320 Highest Sale: $44,827,475.73 Average Sale Price: $5,862.81
Pak is an anonymous digital artist, programmer, and cryptocurrency investor. Pak is formerly known as Pak Murat. Pak is famously known for having the most expensive art collection ever.
The artist is currently the most expensive non-fungible token seller. His notable and highest-selling art collection “Merge” sold for $91.8 million in December 2021.
Another expensive NFT, “The Clock,” sold for $52 million in February 2022.
2- Mike Winkelmann-Beeple
Total NFT Value: $176,201,943.62 NFTs Sold: 1352 Highest Sale: $69,346,250.00 Average Sale Price: $130,326.88
Mike Winkelman is professionally known as Beeple. He is an American graphic designer, digital artist, and animator. Mike ranked second on the list of high-selling NFT artists. He was among the three most expensive living artists. He ranked number for selling the most expensive digital artwork by living artists.
Beeple joined the world’s most expensive artists list by selling his digital work in March 2021. He sold the digital art “Everydays: the first 5000 days”. This art is the college of his 5000 digital arts, which he created for the Everyday series. The art sold for a huge amount of $69.3 million. It was the record price for digital artwork ever.
Vignesh Sundaresan is an Indian entrepreneur and cryptocurrency investor who bought the art for record-breaking money. Vignesh is popularly known as ‘Metakovan’ in the crypto community.
3- TYLER HOBBS
Total NFT Value: $105,114,408.04 NFTs Sold: 1012 Highest Sale: $176,640.88 Average Sale Price: $103,867.99
Tyler Hobbs is a visual artist working in programming, painting, drawing, and generative design. He is known for his NFT arts. His notable and famous artworks include “Fidenza” and “Incomplete Control.”
His art “Incomplete Control” sold for $7 million. The art was sold before revealing the actual art.
The Fidenza#313 is Hobbs’s second most expensive art, which sold for $3.3 million.
4- Dmitri Cherniak
Total NFT Value: $89,130,246.53 NFTs Sold: 876 Highest Sale: $2,682,000.00 Average Sale Price: $101,746.86
Dmitri Cherniak is an American/Canadian artist. He ranked number four in the top 10 high-selling NFT artists. He just sold 876. Despite his fewer artwork, he ranks in the top five NFT artists.
He is popularly known for “Ringer,” a collection of generative arts. Ringer is created by a combination of strings and peg layouts. It is a geometric art created without human interaction.
Total NFT Value: $83,719,639.38 NFTs Sold: 9543 Highest Sale: $4,372,165.30 Average Sale Price: $8,772.88
XCopy is a London-based anonymous artist. His art has flashy images. He uses bricolage, color, and manipulation in his artistic creation.
His work mostly reflects death, apathy, and dystopia. He has mostly known for his “All-time high in the city” NFT art. This art sold for $4,358,359.20
6- Matt DesLauriers
Total NFT Value: $48,901,259.58 NFTs Sold: 2070 Highest Sale: $32,838.44 Average Sale Price: $23,623.80
Matt DesLauriers is a generative artist and creative coder. He is popularly known in the NFT world for his “Meridian” art. This art sold for $33,322.66.
His art pieces are quite different from other artists. He mainly creates landscapes with different color strokes in 2D and 3D dimensions.
Total NFT Value: $38,953,080.99 NFTs Sold: 9184 Highest Sale: $932,285.00 Average Sale Price: $4,241.41
Hackatao is famous for creating digital and physical arts. Hackatao is a team of two Italians, a man, and a woman. They started their journey in physical art. Now they are into the world of digital art. Hackatao is a combination of two words; one is “Hack” and the other is “Tao.”
Hackatao arts reflect the main issues of society, humanity, environment, and society concerning the art of psychology, symbolism, and history.
Their art mostly features female characters. Their high-priced NFT is also a digital image of a woman with printed words on her body named “Imago 2K2 a.C”. This piece of art sold for $932,285.00.
Total NFT Value: $35,151,639.35 NFTs Sold: 3119 Highest Sale: $11,270.16 Average Sale Price: $11,270.16
Popularly known as Snowfro, Eric Calderon is a Houston-based physical and digital artist. He is the founder and CEO of Art Block. Art Block is a platform that is created for selling digital arts. This platform got the attention of many, including a famous auction house Sotheby’s. Sotheby’s recently sold 19 pieces of art for $81000 on the platform.
Besides creating an Art Block platform, Snowfro is popularly known for selling a “Chromie squiggle by Snowfro” NFT art for $13,075.99.
Total NFT Value: $28,431,204.32 NFTs Sold: 3189 Highest Sale: $2,838,640.00 Average Sale Price: $8,915.40
Langlois is commonly known as Fewocious. Fewocious is a teen NFT artist living in Seattle. A 19-year-old pop surrealist teen started his digital art journey at 13. He has taken the crypto world by storm at a young age. He sold his artwork for $20 million in 24 hours. It is the third-highest amount in the history of the NFT marketplace by Nifty Gateway.
His most famous NFT work is “Nice to Meet You, I’m Mr. MiSUNDERSTOOD,” which was sold for $2.8 million by Sotheby’s auction house in October.
10- Rich Lord
Total NFT Value:$27,021,056.15 NFTs Sold: 1423 Highest Sale: $24,915.23 Average Sale Price: $18,988.80
Rich Lord’s artwork mostly showed geometrical shapes walking on the surface of the floor. His animated artwork is getting popular. His other arts also show animation. He shows variety in his digital arts.
Rich Lord’s popular artwork is “Geometry runner by Rich Lord.” This art shows geometric shapes moving on the floor.
Conclusion On High Selling NFT Artists
This is the list of the Top 10 high-selling NFT artists. The top has made their presence in the world of digital art. However, many more versatile and talented NFT artists are behind these ten. They could jump into the list of top artists anytime.