RTFKT Studios, a collective known for creating virtual fashion collaborated with renowned Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami for their NFT avatar project, Clone X. Along with Clone X avatars, Murakami is also known for his iconic Flowers NFTs called Murakami Flowers.
Liqd platform has very recently see NFT owners putting CloneX and Murakami Flowers as collateral for their loan requests and in this blog, we share some background details about these highly popular NFT projects.
Clone X is RTFKT Studios' first NFT avatar project, featuring 20,000 avatars with unique traits and designs created by Takashi Murakami. These full-3D avatars can be used in NFT-based games, Zoom meetings, or any other activity in the metaverse and will also have a special Murakami Drip property defined on the blockchain.
NFT avatars are digital profile pictures that have been randomly generated via algorithm, making each unique. They have become popular on social media platforms as a marker of digital identity and have also fetched high prices in sales.
Murakami's Flowers collection is one of his most iconic works and has been highly sought after by collectors. The collection consists of 11,664 unique flowers and is considered a cultural currency that would appeal to hypebeasts, crypto art buyers, and collectors alike.
The collaboration between RTFKT Studios and Takashi Murakami are both backed by passionate followings and are veterans in the hype ecosystem. Clone X avatars represent the kind of cultural currency that appeal to a wide audience and with the combination of Murakami's iconic flowers and RTFKT's impressive 3D NFT avatars create a phenomenal new age art collection.
The collaboration between RTFKT Studios and Takashi Murakami represents a significant moment in the world of NFTs and digital art. The last year’s New York city exhibition of the Clone X NFT avatars and Murakami Flowers collection showcased the potential of these digital collectibles while representing these art pieces as cultural currency gaining mainstream acceptance.
As the market for NFTs continues to evolve, it will be interesting to see the impact that projects like Clone X will have on the way we think about digital art and collectibles.