Upcoming Drops: January 17-22

BY Jex Exmundo

January 17, 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.

The Holoverse Presents: Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers Hologram

Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. Credit: Holoverse

Who: The Holoverse

What: A holographic 1/1 NFT of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

When: January 17 @ 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: MakersPlace

Why: After adding Da Vinci’s La Bella Principessa to the growing library of classics available for purchase in NFT form, Holoverse is now bringing Vincent Van Gogh’s iconic Sunflowers into the metaverse via a high-resolution holographic scan of the late artist’s masterpiece.

GM: Daybreak Around The World

Cerro Torre at Sunrise. Credit: Jimmy Chin

Who: Cath Simard, Justin Aversano, Jimmy Chin, and more

What: 16 photography NFTs with 118 editions each

When: Late morning January 17

Where: snowcrash

Why: National Geographic is launching its first foray into NFTs with a curated collection of photography NFTs from some of the leading artists in the space. As implied by the collection’s title, each photo included will depict the many faces of daybreak that can be found throughout the vast corners of the world — captured by some of the NFT space’s best photographers.


Who: Clemént Morin

What: One 15-edition NFT, one open-edition NFT

When: January 17 @ 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: Nifty Gateway

Why: In his return to Nifty Gateway, Clemént Morin is bringing forth a collection of works that aim to visually explore the power of self-discovery through scenes of a character looking off into a series of vast, pastel-colored landscapes. Any collectors that are able to secure both pieces in the drop will also receive a third NFT as a reward.

The Harvest

Who: Per Kristian Stoveland

What: 400 generative NFTs

When: January 18 @ 1:00 p.m. ET

Where: Art Blocks

Why: The generative artist invites collectors across the NFT space to bear witness to The Caretaker’s awakening — given form through a series of generative art pieces reminiscent of what appear to be “alien landscapes.” Twenty-five percent of proceeds generated from sales of The Harvest NFTs will fund the Kwa Mutisya Primary School water project in Kenya, which aims to provide this community with clean drinking water.

Yuga Labs’ Sewer Pass

A computer-rendered animation from Yuga Labs. Source: Yuga Labs

Who: Yuga Labs

What: A skill-based minting & gaming experience

When: January 17 mint, with the game going live on January 19


Why: What if skill factored in to your minting experience for an NFT? That’s exactly what Yuga Labs hopes to explore with Dookey Dash, its latest mint for members of the Bored Ape Yacht Club. MAYC and BAYC NFT holders will be able to freely claim Sewer Passes. These are NFT access passes that let you partake in the event with unlimited attempts. Should players achieve a score greater than 0, their Sewer Passes are set to evolve “into something new” come February 15.


Classic Arnie. Credit: Jean-Claude Deutsch/Focus Bloc

Who: Focus Bloc, Jean-Claude Deutsch

What: 120 exclusive photo NFTs of the late 20th century’s biggest stars

When: January 19 @ 1:00 p.m. ET

Where: Focus Bloc

Why: Vintage photography NFT platform Focus Bloc’s first NFT collection is set to drop later this week, and it’s shaping up to embody the sheer staying power of a well-taken photo of a quality subject. As such, the drop will consist of 120 exclusive photos of some of the biggest stars of the late 20th century, all taken by French photographer Jean-Claude Deutsch. Each photo NFT minted will also grant owners the opportunity to claim a Focus Bloc Pass, which is set to grant holders perks ranging from whitelist priority and a 25 percent mint discount on the vintage photography NFT platform.

The Signature Series – Second Look

An art book inspired by the legacy of Pablo Picasso. Credit: Marco Santini

Who: Marco Santini

What: One-of-one NFTs inspired by some of the masters of modern art

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

Where: MakersPlace

Why: New York-based artist Marco Santini is offering collectors a chance to take part in the legacies of some of modern art’s most beloved artists through the next installment of his Signature Series. NFTs included in each installment of the collection will feature digital “reimaginings” of each artist’s art books, done in a distinct animated collage style. The featured artists for this second drop include Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Georgia O’Keefe, Pablo Picasso, and more.

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