Tom Sachs: Rocket Factory

Upcoming Drops: February 20-26

BY Langston Thomas

February 20, 2023

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 more people onboarded into the space, the merrier. 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 definitely don’t want to miss. Here’s what to look out for this week.

iPhone Screen

Who: Iman Europe x Andre Oshea

What: Open edition

When: February 20 @ 2 p.m. ET


Why: For her first entrant into the burgeoning open edition market, prominent Web3 musician artist Iman Europe has teamed up with multidisciplinary artist Andre Oshea on a piece entitled “iPhone screen.” In celebration of Black History Month, this latest drop comes as the initial release from Europe’s now ongoing “5 Mints in February” collection.

WhaleShark curates Photography

WhaleShark Photography Exhibition
WhaleShark photography exhibition promo. Credit: MakersPlace

Who: WhaleShark

What: NFT photography exhibition

When: February 20 @ 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: MakersPlace

Why: Teaming up with MakersPlace, influential collector WhaleShark has curated a collection of nine NFT photographs from Web3 artists. While the sale opens on February 20 via MakersPlace, the exhibition will also be featured IRL in the MakersPlace booth at the 2023 installment of NFT Paris.


Who: Marco Mori

What: Ranked auction and open edition

When: February 21 @ 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: Nifty Gateway

Why: Ariella, by Marco Mori, is the latest disembodied head NFT drop to come from the mind of the acclaimed 3D artist behind the Creeptures collection. Centered around a ranked auction of 25 editions of the animated 3D character, this unique drop also features a new Creepture NFT available to collectors of Mori’s previous Dunafu NFT.

Utopia Avatars

Different variants of Utopia Avatars NFTs
Different variants of Utopia Avatars NFTs. credit: Utopia Avatars

Who: Utopia

What: 9,922 PFP NFTs

When: February 22 @ 1 p.m. ET (public sale)


Why: Utopia Avatars is a collection of metaverse-ready 3D NFTs designed by artists Joaquín Ganga and Richard Orlinski that provide holders unique opportunities and experiences on the blockchain and IRL. The project is developed by Utopia, a Web3 ecosystem on a mission to revolutionize traditional business operations through the use of blockchain technology.

The Bandwagon

Who: DotPigeon

What: Open edition

When: February 22 @ 4:20 p.m. ET

Where: Manifold (TBA via DotPigeon’s Twitter)

Why: Prominent Web3 artist DotPigeon is gearing up for the release of his own unique open edition, “The Bandwagon.” Billed as a critique of the concept of “jumping on the winning side,” the forthcoming release will feature a series of five artworks that, in total, will be available through a burn and redeem mechanism.

Final Frontier

Tom Sachs Final Frontier Mars Landscape
Final Frontier Mars Landscape. Credit Tom Sachs: Rocket Factory

Who: Tom Sachs

What: 11,000 space-themed NFTs

When: February 24 @ Time TBA

Where: TBA via the Tom Sachs: Rocket Factory Twitter

Why: Tom Sachs is set to introduce Final Frontier as the next iteration of his coveted Rocket Factory project. In this next chapter, the Rocket Factory once again partners with NFT Studios and Monaverse to launch a metaverse galaxy consisting of 1,000 handmade generative 3D worlds and 10,000 Space Station Apartments designed to connect the Rocket Factory community.

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