Argentine cartoonist José Delbo put up for auction a collection of non-expendable tokens (NFT) called “A Touch of Death”.
The information was published on the Makersplace portal. This site selling works of art in NFT format on Ethereum explained that, this time, Delbo is associated with the French artist Anna Zhilyaeva, known for her work in virtual reality, to portraying death in a whole new way.
Three of the tokens show in video how both elaborate the works. The other two NFT are black and white drawings by the Argentine artist.
Death rides in color
The first of these works has been called “Night Walks”. It’s about Death riding a horse. He walks through a cemetery at night, carrying an oz over his left shoulder. The piece was sold for 2.4 ether (ETH), which is equivalent to $ 5,230 at the time of writing, as can be seen in the Crypto News price calculator.
The second creation was baptized as ” Our Lady of the Holy Death”. It is an image of death in a double version. The first, dressed in trench coat and wide-brimmed hat, carries a lamp in her right hand and in her left hand carries her oz, as she walks through a cemetery of skulls. It seems to illuminate the path of the second image, which comes behind dressed in a black overcoat, in the middle of a night with orange rays. The creation was sold for 1 ether, which currently equates to about USD 2,180. Both works were purchased by user basileus.eth, who would also have acquired one of Delbo’s “Muerte” editions, about a year ago.
It is followed in order of appearance the work ” Silent Night”. It is the figure of death dressed in a black trench coat, a hat and carrying an oz, walking in the middle of a cemetery in the middle of a dark night of full moon in blue. The piece is on sale for USD 1,250, which can be paid by ETH or with a credit card.
Death can also be seen in black and white
The remaining two works, in whose creation Zhilyaeva did not participate, are in black and white, in the best style of the visual artist José Delbo. The first is called “Death in the wild West”. He’s riding through a town in the American old west, wearing his black trench coat and wearing the oz to scare the locals. The current maximum offer is only $ 1.11, after being sent by Delbo to Basileus.eth a few days ago.
The second work of this style was named “La Santa Muerte”. It can be described as death walking through a graveyard, wearing his black trench coat, wide-brimmed hat and with his claw-shaped hands forward, with the intention of catching an innocent. From behind, the figure of a Virgin follows, but with the face of death, carrying the oz. The highest bid for the token at the time of writing, is $ 3.33, also made by Basileus.eth.
Although not explicitly mentioned, these images may recall the cult of Santa Muerte in Mexico since ancient times. The faithful link her to the Virgin Mary. The dress of the figure of death recalls the virgins of the altars and their representations are treated in the same way as the images of the saints in Catholicism.
A new style of art in the NFT by José Delbo
Until now, José Delbo was unaware of this style of art. The visual artist was most popular for drawing the published adventures of Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Green Arrow, The Transformers and The Thundercats. His art has traveled to blockchain, making some of NFT’s most notable sales in 2020 and collaborating with companies like Hackatao and Mark McKenna.
Earlier this year, Delbo, who was also the illustrator of Wonder Woman), put up for sale a series of non-expendable tokens based on this character from DC Comics. Through an auction that lasted four days, Delbo managed to raise $ 1.85 million.
On that occasion, Delbo managed to sell 914 tokens linked to the drawings that about the superheroine made between the years 1976 and 1981, as reported by CriptoNoticias. It has also sold NFT based on bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.
Non-expendable tokens are digital assets or tokenized versions of the real world that have the particularity of not being interchangeable with each other and they can function as proof of authenticity and ownership within the digital world.