How Grant Yun Balances Med School With Six-Figure Art Sales
Grant Yun is a breakdancer and med student who has emerged as one of the top-selling artists in the NFT space. While he insists that his entrance into the space was a leap of faith, his Neo-Precisionist style has gained him numerous accolades in Web3. The high-profile sale of his piece Cow sparked a conversation about the utility and value of fine art NFTs. Some saw the piece as too simple to be worth 22 ETH (approximately $72,000 at the time), and others believed Yun’s creation to be one of the best cases of CC0-licensed art in the NFT space. Since his rise to prominence, he has achieved multiple six-figure sales, has seen his work auctioned at Sotheby’s and Christie’s, and has been subject to flattery by way of imitation.
In this episode, we cover how Yun juggles med school, break dancing, and digital art, why he made Cow CC0 and how he felt about its reception, what life after med school looks like for Yun, and more.