Nyla Hayes, the younger artist behind the Long Neckie Ladies NFT assortment, has signed with CAA for illustration in all areas.
At 12 years outdated, Hayes created the primary female-led, all-women generative artwork assortment on the Ethereum blockchain. The hand-drawn, computer-generated collectibles have 3,333 variations and all function girls with lengthy necks — all impressed by Hayes’ favourite dinosaur, the Brontosaurus. The complete assortment is now price practically $3.4 million, and the costliest NFT within the set sold for 4 ETH, or round $11,737, final August.
Hayes was additionally named the primary artist in residence for TimeItems, Time journal’s web3 and NFT initiative. For the initiative, the digital artist created the “Long Neckie Women of the Year” assortment for 100 completely different girls together with Frida Kahlo, Michelle Obama, Toni Morrison and Beyoncé. Last yr, the artist was named NFT.NYC’s Emerging Artist of the Year.
“I’m very excited and honored to be represented by the iconic CAA talent agency. This is a big step forward for me and my Long Neckie community that believed and supported me from the beginning,” Hayes stated in a press release. “The best is yet to come.”
CAA is sustained to increase its illustration within the web3 and NFT house. Last October, the company signed the NFT collector behind “0xb1,” a pseudonym based mostly on the primary few characters of the collector’s Ethereum pockets handle. The prolific collector has obtained items from Bored Ape Yacht Club, Mutant Ape Yacht Club, Cool Cats and Spunks by Spongenuity.