19-year-old transgender artist Victor Langlois has earned $50 million selling his NFT artwork in a time period of little over a year. The trans teen first got famed the previous year when his NFTs and physical artwork were sold for $2.16 million at the Christie’s auction in New York. The collection was titled “Hello, I’m Victor (FEWOCiOUS), and This Is My Life.“
A Non-fungible token (NFT) is a unit of data built on blockchain that authenticates the digital artwork’s owner or creator, which may be an image, song or video, etc.
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After becoming famous in the world of NFT art since his first sale, Langlois, also known as FEWOCiOUS, has been achieving more success and sales of his digital artwork. Last April, he sold his artwork worth $20 million in just 24 hours. And Fortune reported that it was the third-largest sale of NFTs in the history of the Nifty Gateway marketplace.
Per the report of Fortune, Langlois added at the time that “It’s been hard for me to process, to be honest,” saying he would invest earned money for the further creation of digital artwork. “The dream isn’t to relax and do nothing; the dream is to draw.”
The collection named “Hello, I’m Victor (FEWOCiOUS), and This Is My Life” explored his life as a trans teen from 14 to 18 when he shifted from an abusive household to his grandparents located in Las Vegas when he was twelve. Unfortunately, though, it is another fact that he called it just as tumultuous living with his grandparents.
NFT Artwork Made Linglois’s Life Independent
In June 2021, speaking in an interview with American men’s magazine Esquire, the artist added, “I thought I would be safe, but they were just as mean.”
In addition, Langlois also expressed to the magazine that he was afraid to appear as a transgender person during that time and told Christie how his grandmother Latina used to criticize him whenever he was found involved in the artwork.
I think she struggled so much that she just wanted security. To see me wanting to pursue art, she was like: ‘What? Be a lawyer.’ Which I understand. But it hurt when she would say, ‘Your art is ugly and that’s why you can’t do it.’
Nothing stopped him from pursuing his dreams. As per the report of Fortune, he has practically earned approximately $50 million since his Christie’s sale.
Langlois reportedly said at the cryptocurrency site Decrypt that he started drawing art on an iPad as he was not allowed to use paint.
I wasn’t allowed to paint in my room, so ninety percent of all my art online is digital. I made it on my iPad.
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