Let’s face it: The NFT space moves really fast. Considering how quickly things can change in the metaverse, a week in NFTs might as well be a month IRL.
Don’t get us wrong — the merrier, the more people onboarded into the space. But because of the constant influx of great art and ideas, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with all the news, launches, and general happenings.
Well, you can put the days of endless Twitter and Discord scrolling behind you as we pull together a weekly list of upcoming NFT drops you don’t want to miss. Here’s what to look out for this week.
Dark0: Ethereal Cycles
Who: Dark0 is a multimedia artist who’s worked for top commercial brands and has been releasing one artwork a day on Foundation for the past year. This recent work, in collaboration with Tschuuuly, is an excellent example from the collection. They’re all skulls in wild, dazzling variations.
What: Dropping on Foundation as a 1/1. There are plenty of other pieces from the collection available to collect, too!
When: The final piece of the cycle mints on Feb. 6—keep an eye on Dark0’s X for the time.
Why: Dark0’s mastery of styles, imagination, and dedication to his craft are worth celebrating—and collecting!
Ryan Koopmans: The Origin
Who: Featured at SuperRare and Sotheby’s, Ryan Koopmans imagines wonderful spaces that would be at home in Susannah Clarke’s Piranesi. The juxtaposition of nature, architecture, and design is singular and powerful.
What: The Origin is a dynamic, on-chain Ordinal artwork that shifts its appearance in a day/night cycle. The lovely room it depicts is perfect for meditating, creating, or casting spells in. It’s a 1/1 with a reserve price of .5 BTC.
When: Auction kicks off Feb. 6 at 11 am EST
Where: Magic Eden
Why: This is a rare chance to grab a Koopmans 1/1 with special technical features—and his first Ordinals drop.
Pindar Van Arman x NFT Paris: Reflection
Who: In collaboration with the upcoming NFT Paris event, AI and robotics art pioneer Pindar Van Arman is releasing his first collection created using his Reflection AI system. This robotic creation engine is the result of two decades of Pindar’s meticulous research and practice.
What: 999 unique on-chain artworks at .33 ETH each
When: Feb 7, 12 pm ET
Why: These evocative, haunting beings are dazzlingly new and instantly recognizable as PVA pieces. Holders also get a free ticket to NFT Paris (or an upgrade to VIP status if they’re already coming).
Who: belikehats is a street artist, fine artist, and illustrator who moved into the world of NFTs, starting out on Solana and branching out into ETH.
What: hats.sats, his biggest drop yet, ties Ordinals inscriptions to real works of street art created by Hats. It’s a refreshing and impactful way to bridge the gap between on-chain and real-world art.
When: Feb. 7, 19:00–19.30 GMT Wednesday for allowlist: 0.055BTC
21.30 GMT Wednesday for public mint: 0.065BTC
Where: Magic Eden
Why: Hats brings rigor and a stunning visual element to everything he does. With Ordinals popping, this might be his breakout drop!
Laurence Fuller x Vincent D’Onofrio: Winter Garden
What: “Winter Garden” is a collection by Graphite Method, a partnership between Laurence Fuller and Vincent D’Onofrio. Combining exquisite poetry and lush cinematic visuals, the collection is a rare combination of the rigorous linguistic artistry and the skillful acting chops of these two luminaries.
Minting on Arbitrum via Layerr.xyz, the collection will offer an affordable open edition as well as 500 1/1s for .1 ETH.
When: Feb. 8, 12 pm EST
Why: The rarity of a performance-based NFT, the high caliber of writing and acting in the pieces, and their visual beauty make this a top priority mint this week.