On Thursday, November 4, A Coin for the Ferryman, an early NFT piece by renowned artist XCOPY, was sold for 1330 ETH, around $6 million USD at the time of writing. This sale now sets the record for the most expensive sale on SuperRare, despite its humble beginnings with its initial sale for 0.5 ETH back in 2018.
Another new record sale on SuperRare! @XCOPYART's "A Coin for the Ferryman" sold for $6,017,292 (1330Ξ) yesterday to jpeggy 💎— SuperRare 💎 (@SuperRare) November 5, 2021
Through SuperRare royalties, @XCOPYART has received a 10% artist royalty (133Ξ) and the DAO receives a 3% network fee (39.9Ξ) #dontsleeponcryptoart pic.twitter.com/1jSBpGzU7i
Sales like these have become a common occurrence in the NFT space recently. This is mainly driven by the fact XCOPY was one of the first original artists in the space. He has been sharing his digital artworks since 2010 and has been selling them as NFTs as far back as 2017.
Given how momentous this sale is for both XCOPY and NFTs generally, we thought it’s time to go through other notable sales by XCOPY:
All Time High in the City
The piece All Time High in the City sold for 1000 ETH, roughly $2.9 million at the time of sale, also in September. Like the prior two pieces on this list, this piece was also originally minted on SuperRare in 2018.
New record sale on SuperRare! @XCOPYART All Time High in the City sold for $2,924,080 (1000Ξ) on Saturday 💎— SuperRare 💎 (@SuperRare) September 27, 2021
Through SuperRare royalties, @XCOPYART has received a 10% artist royalty (100Ξ) and @hex6c will receive a 1% collector royalty (10Ξ)#dontsleeponcryptoart pic.twitter.com/j3K2hC46Ng
Death Dip sold for 1000 ETH, roughly $1.7 million at the time of sale, in late March. This piece arguably started the XCOPY block-busting hype train, as it was one of the first pieces to sell for a significant amount. It was also first minted on SuperRare back in 2018.
Bad Flavour sold for 515 ETH, roughly $1.7 million at the time of sale, in early October. Unlike the others seen before this one, this piece is more recent, minted in 2019.
Artists supporting artists 💎🙌💎— SuperRare 💎 (@SuperRare) October 6, 2021
Yesterday @oficinastk sold "Bad Flavour" by @XCOPYART from the TCBA Collection for 515Ξ
From the sale, @oficinastk is only keeping 100Ξ and distributing the rest among the 83 artists represented in the TCBA Collectionhttps://t.co/4O3FHof1jD pic.twitter.com/v49weQBnnW
Reflection sold for 475 ETH, roughly $872,575 at the time of sale, in late March. This piece was flipped by Beanie Maxi after he saw the hype from the sale of Death Drip. He originally purchased the piece for 55 ETH and, a week later, he famously sold it for 475 ETH.
DANKRUPTsuperrare.com/artwork-v2/dankrupt-29757 sold for 469 ETH, roughly $1.9 million at the time of sale, in late October. The piece was bought by Starry Night Capital, an NFT-focused fund founded by Three Arrows Capital and @Vince_Van_Dough. This piece was only minted in October of this year, making it the most recent mint on this list.
Summer.JPG sold for 336 ETH, about $834,773 at the time of sale, in early August. This piece is also a recent mint, released on August 1.
And how does that make you feel?
And how does that make you feel?, sold for 300 ETH, about $779,000 at the time of sale, in early August. This is another 1/1 minted on SuperRare back in 2018.
Hope sold for 250 ETH, roughly $446,572 at the time of sale, in late March. The buyer of this piece, Punk 4156, went on an acquisition rampage in late March, buying up five different XCOPY pieces, including the previously mentioned Death Dip and Reflections.
XCOPY is prolific in terms of his output and commands some of the largest sums in the world of NFT art, but his body of work provides viewers with an ongoing body of social commentary that few others in the space have captured or aspire to.