Hey friends 👋
Are you pumped about the future of art and culture yet? Ready to get this revolution kick-started?
Now that we’ve shared some of our hopes and dreams for SR2.0 and you’ve heard the rallying cry for self-governance, we hope you’re as excited about the future of SuperRare as we are. It’s a BIG vision, we know, but one that’s worth fighting for. And we’re thrilled to have you along for the ride 🚀
Before embarking on the important business of changing the world, we thought it’d be helpful to bring things back to brass tacks and talk…
We are really excited to announce we have acquired a very rare 2 character Yat. The Yat 💎🖼 now belongs to SuperRare!
To celebrate this momentous occasion SuperRare and Yat Labs have collaborated on a competition to celebrate the iconic and rare art made by SuperRare artists. We have teamed up to offer one lucky winner any available 3 character Yat of their choice and featured placement of one of their artworks on superrare.com for 1 week.
TL;DR — the OG SuperRare ERC721 marketplace contract is being retired. Owners that have current sales will be notified to upgrade on login. If you’re not specifically prompted, no further action is needed.
After almost 2 years, we are retiring SuperRare’s original marketplace smart contract. Here’s why.
All offers have been migrated from the to-be-retired marketplace contract, and only artworks with active sales will be affected.
[Originally published on Mirror]
Exactly 20 seconds past 11:20PM (UTC) on April 5th of 2018, the first artwork was minted on SuperRare. We know this precise time and date due to the innovation that makes SuperRare so exciting: our first transaction, like the thousands that followed it, was immutably preserved on the Ethereum blockchain.
1,229 days later, more than $90M in NFT art has been sold by over 1,400 artists on SuperRare. Hobbies became careers. Digital projects became valuable assets. The digital transformation of the art market is no longer a dream — it has arrived.
Unlike past artistic revolutions…
TL;DR — we’re expanding the Collector Royalties program to cover all SUPR tokens, regardless of when they were minted. Qualifying transactions will be back-dated to the program launch date (07/13/21) and applied equally to all future sales.
About a month ago at SuperRare we announced a first-of-its-kind program to pay continuing Collector Royalties in an effort to catalyze new collectors joining the NFT revolution & help those collectors feel better letting go whenever the right time comes. The reaction among the community so far has been nothing short of inspiring. Not only was the program received by overwhelmingly positive reviews…
NFTs have given art markets a breath of fresh air.
As we explore CryptoArt’s next chapter, it’s important to understand what led us here.
We’ll start by exploring the history of art markets, their commission structures and the role galleries have historically played in their success.
From there, we hope to educate readers on where SuperRare fits into the conversation, and how this positioning sets the platform up for its next chapter.
We’re going to cover hundreds of years of history in five minutes, so buckle in!
As early as the middle ages, art made for the sake of worship…
Introducing Collector Royalties
SuperRare introduced the world to automated artist royalties in 2018, and now we’re introducing another paradigm shift: collector royalties. Starting today, collectors will earn a royalty whenever a qualifying artwork is resold in the secondary market. We believe this will help art markets flourish by further incentivizing collectors to purchase and resell art on SuperRare, creating greater value flows back to artists.
Read on to learn more about the art royalty revolution, and how collector royalties on SuperRare work.
A ‘royalty’ is a right to future payment streams for the continued use or sale of an asset…
Since day one our goal has been to empower digital artists with the tools to mint and sell their works as NFTs, and to enable collectors to discover, follow and support artists that inspire them. The Activity Feed has always been a core part of the SuperRare experience, providing a linear view of the story of the market unfolding in real time.
With the explosion of the NFT art market in 2021 and a wave of artist and collector growth, it has become challenging to keep up with the art, artists, and events most important to you amid so much…
Take some time this weekend to check out exhibition DigitWork I curated by Digitwork, which features 8 artists “who have a vision of life and who try to find a representation of it in the form of digital works.” You can view the exhibition and read more about it here!
Shout out to ARTnews for including SuperRare in this great write up on how generative adversarial networks (GANs) have been supported by the blockchain! GANs are “algorithms that pit computers against each other to produce original machine-made output approximating the human-made training data,” and have been used by SR artists…
Take some time this weekend to check out this video we made including a basic explanation of how to buy and collect CryptoArt on SuperRare. The video goes over the entire NFT purchasing process from start to finish and all of the accounts you’ll need to buy CryptoArt!
This week, we featured SR artist Dangiuz and chatted with him about how he…