From the sale of his NFTs, a 19-year-old artist has made about $50 million.
Victor Langlois, a transgender teenager, is said to have made approximately $50 million from the sale of his non-fungible tokens in just over a year (NFTs). According to NBC News, the 19-year-old first rose to prominence after his physical artworks and NFTs were auctioned off for $2.16 million at Christie’s in New York. “Hello, I’m Victor (FEWOCiOUS) and This is My Life” was the title of the collection, which focused on Victor’s youth and gender transition. Langlois has since gone on to sell more high-profile NFT paintings, including approximately $20 million worth of digital art in less than 24 hours in April. According to the article, the sale was the third-largest in NFT marketplace Nifty Gateway’s history. Langlois told Fortune at the time: It’s been hard for me to process, to be honest. The dream isn’t to relax and do nothing, the dream is to draw. Langlois’ first NFT collection, according to NBC, centered on his life from the ages of 14 to 18, including his experience being removed from an abusive environment and living with his grandparents in Las Vegas. Langlois admitted that he was hesitant to tell his religious family that he was transsexual at the time. In June 2021, he reportedly told Christie’s that his grandmother struggled to understand his artistic aspirations, claiming that she anticipated him pursuing a more solid career path: His dream, he told Fortune, is to “draw” rather than “relax and do nothing.” 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.’ Disclaimer The author’s or anybody else referenced in this article’s thoughts and opinions are for informative purposes only and do not constitute financial, investment, or other advice. There is a danger of financial loss when investing in or trading cryptoassets.