Credit: Michelle Thompson

Upcoming Drops: March 18 — 24

BY Lorepunk

March 18, 2024

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.

Hardley Davidson—FRΞΞDOM

Who: A successful producer and artist, Davidson drops at SuperRare and has sold his work widely, including at Sotheby’s.

What: “Freedom” is an oil acrylic painting that embodies the dynamic interplay of elements reminiscent of fire, ice, and water forged together.” Davidson told us. Dropping as a 1/1 on SuperRare, the 3 ETH NFT includes a 36-inch square physical oil painting.

When: Today (Monday, Mar. 18) 

Where: SuperRare

Why: It is emotionally stirring, vibrantly colorful, and comes with a whopping great big physical. What’s not to like?

Michelle Thompson—Unveiled Perspectives

Who: Thompson is a British illustrator and collage artist, and she’s worked for big brands like Apple, Marvel, and Sky. Her work is easy to connect with and powerful at the same time.

What: Three 1/1s, each at a buy-it-now price of .5 ETH. Elegant lounging nude ladies, in black and white, posing boldly—overlaid with vibrant color and pattern. They also come with a high-quality print.

When: Drops Tuesday, Mar. 19 at 6 pm GMT.

Where: Makers Place

Why: Imagine this hanging in your house or virtual gallery, perhaps in a glorious mid-century modernist room filled with light.

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Who: 0009 is one heck of an artist, using AI as far more than a generator of placeholder utility images. He is thoroughly trained in traditional photography and uses his deep knowledge of crafting with AI to create “post-photography,” AI art that uses the language and techniques of photography to create images that are unique to this new medium.

What: This series takes us to 1990s New York, interpreting its iconic style and feel in a new way. Boom boxes, hip hop, street fashion, and much more. Fifty images are up for auction.

When: Mar. 19.

Where: verse_works

Why: Ten years from now, we are going to have an entirely new alphabet of visual art, a language built by human hearts and wise robots. Post-photography will be at its heart, and this drop is one of the finest examples out there.

Emily Faye: Free Coffee

Who: Faye is a fantastic singer/songwriter and is Artist in Residence at The Hug.

What: Free Coffee is a catchy country song, with 100 editions available for $180 in $MUSIC—which you can earn by engaging with the @GoGalaMusic app, where the song is hosted.

When: Free Coffee drops on Mar. 22.

Where: Go Gala Music, which is one of a class of apps that are building a new way for musicians to connect with fans on Web3.

Why: The song is ready for the radio–we can’t figure out what will be a hit in advance, but Web3-powered chart-toppers are coming, and this winsome country-fueled track is a good candidate!

Billy Restey—Cursed Obsidian Collection

Who: Restey is an artist who’s been championing Bitcoin Ordinals since the beginning—and he loves to get deep into the intricate technicalities of the protocol.

What: 100 Cursed Obsidians are dropping at .009 BTC, and they’re interesting because “cursed” ordinals were a unique subset of inscriptions that weren’t—initially—properly counted by the Ordinals indexer. This was fixed in a protocol patch, but cursed Ordinals are rare. These are a closed drop: 20 available to Restey holders and 80 pre-sold—but they’re an intriguing secondary snipe.

When: Mar. 18

Where: Magic Eden

Why: They’re black on black, they’re square, they’re animated, they’re Restey (a sought-after artist), and they will smarten up an Ordinals wallet full of pixel art cartoon animals. There’s lots of cool art on Ordinals—you just have to look for it behind the clamor.

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