Jani Leinonen’s NFT stunt on Swappable turned into a spectacular success and thankfully no one lost his head.
Earlier this month, the famous visual artist from Finland announced his first ever NFT, minted exclusively for Swappable. The artwork titled Things You Own is an animated artwork constructed of logos of contemporary businesses – depicting Jani’s unique approach in culture jamming and the critique of consumerism. The auction was open for three days, and the piece sold for 6.9 ETH.
Jani Leinonen graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 2002 and his works have been exhibited widely in Finland and internationally, i.e. at the Nordic Pavillion at the 53rd Venice Biennial, Galerie Gmurzynska, Wilhelm Hack Museum Ludwigshafen, Frankfurter Kunstverein, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, and Haifa Art Museum. It was our honor and privilege to have an artist of such stature enter the world of NFTs with Swappable. Jani’s Things You Own was the first NFT ever sold on Swappable and will be marked as one of the most important days in the history of this project.
Exciting next steps lined up for Swappable
Having Jani Leinonen on Swappable felt absolutely great but the best is yet to come. Brace yourself for more exclusive NFT drops by world-class celebrities in the next few weeks. Our full set of features will also unlock soon so make sure to stick around and experience a whole new way to buy, sell and trade NFTs, so easy and intuitive even your granny will use it.