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Sir Anthony Hopkins first dive into the NFT space sells out in minutes

Sir Anthony Hopkins first dive into the NFT space sells out in minutes

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Celebrities entering the NFT space are nothing new, but Sir Anthony Hopkins’ NFT art collection has taken off.

Dubbed The Eternal Collection, the Oscar winner’s NFT collection sold out in less than seven minutes on the NFT OpenSea marketplace.

The NFTs

The Eternal Collection consists of over 1,000 original pieces based on Hopkins’ illustrious career in Hollywood.

The NFTs have visual hints to his performances, including The Silence of the Lambs, which earned him an Oscar, and the TV series Westworld.

The pieces have names like “The Eternal,” “The Jester,” and “The Lover.”

They conceptualize an interpretation of the archetypes of characters that Sir Anthony Hopkins has portrayed in his career.

The collection

The seasoned actor’s collection stems from a collaboration with Orange Comet Inc.

Comet Orange Inc. is a Los Angeles-based, web3-focused NFT design company.

Co-founders include Dave Broome, a Hollywood producer; Kurt Warner, a former NFL player; and musicians Gloria and Emilio Estefan.

Although the launch of The Eternal Collection was successful, it was fraught with technical issues.

Due to high demand, it was delayed over 45 minutes.

In addition to ownership, buyers also have the opportunity to earn real benefits, including:

  • Audio clips of Hopkins discussing the meaning behind the archetypes
  • Autographed physical prints of the artwork
  • A one-on-one brunch with Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins

Sir Anthony Hopkins is an art lover who started painting in the late 1940s.

He would later hold his first art exhibition in 2015 at the independent art gallery Harte International Galleries in Hawaii.

From there, Hopkins would hold exhibitions in Edinburgh, Las Vegas, London and New York.

Most of his works contained semi-abstract portraits and landscapes, influenced by the French cubist Francis Picabia and the English painter Lucian Freud.

Despite his enthusiasm, The Eternal Collection is not his first dive into the NFT space.

In 2021, Sir Anthony Hopkins starred in the movie Zero Contact.

Directed by Rick Dugdale, Zero Contact was released on the NFT platform Vuele, receiving mixed reviews.

Hopkins hinted on Twitter that he would venture further into NFTs, saying:

“Entering the space of NFT is like being on the moon. In awe of the limitless dimensions of technology and art.”


Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins’ first NFT collection sold out in minutes on OpenSea

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