August 12, 2022

Rarest Pepe — ‘most important NFT in art history’ — sells for 205 ETH

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The rarest Pepe of them all, “Homer Pepe”, has sold for 205 ETH ($320,000) according to owner Peter Kell.

The one-of-a-kind card displays a morph between Simpsons character Homer and the infamous Pepe The Frog.

Peter Kell’s Instagram post. Source: Instagram

Pepe is a cartoon frog created by artist Matt Furie and has inspired countless memes on the internet including Rare Pepes, one of the first art experiments on blockchain.

The Homer Pepe is a user-generated card from the Rare Pepe collectibles platform developed by Joe Looney in 2016 and showcased in the Rare Art Labs Digital Art Festival in 2018. The card was acquired by Kell at the first-ever live auction for blockchain art for $38,500 — said to be the highest price for a non-fungible token, or NFT, at the time. The artwork was also recently featured in the Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary, “Feels Good Man.” The documentary’s official Twitter account said the card sold for more than the cost to make the entire film.

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Published Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 02:37:58 +0000