Giants of Nanotech NFT Collection
The Harry Kroto Collection
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0))
Sir Harold Walter Kroto FRS (born Harold Walter Krotoschiner; 7 October 1939 – 30 April 2016), known as Harry Kroto, was an English chemist. He shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley for their discovery of fullerenes. He was the recipient of many other honors and awards.
Kroto held many positions in academia throughout his life, ending his career as the Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry at Florida State University, which he joined in 2004. Prior to this, he spent approximately 40 years at the University of Sussex.
Our 64 Kroto NFTs are inspired by famous artworks.
A quick run-through of all 64 digital artworks
Specifically, the individual NFTs, numbered Kroto01 to Kroto64, are inspired by these works:
- 01 – Andy Warhol. Mao 1973
- 02 – Pablo Picasso. Women of Algiers
- 03 – Paul Gauguin. When will you marry
- 04 – Jackson Pollock. One: Number 31
- 05 – David Hockney. The Swimming Pool
- 06 – Roy Lichtenstein. Happy Tears
- 07 – Yayoi Kusama. Kusama in a Foreign Country
- 08 – Keith Haring. Dancing Figures
- 09 – Francis Picabia. Udnie, Young American Girl
- 10 – Beeple. #Bitcoin
- 11 – Katsushika Hokusai. The Great Wave
- 12 – Kazimir Malevich. The Knifegrinder
- 13 – Vincent van Gogh. Starry Night
- 14 – Cassandra Lynn Miller. Never Be Like You
- 15 – Pablo Picasso. Still Life on the Piano
- 16 – Vincent van Gogh. Wheatfield with Cypresses
- 17 – Henri Matisse. Landscape at Collioure
- 18 – Edward Munch. The Scream
- 19 – James McNeill Whistler. Flower Market
- 20 – Ernst Haeckel. Orchidae
- 21 – Henri Matisse. Bonheur de Vivre
- 22 – Henri Matisse. Dishes and Fruit
- 23 – Henri-Edmond Cross. Sunset
- 24 – Henri Matisse. Femme au Chapeau
- 25 – Henri-Edmond Cross. Provence Landscape
- 26 – Unknown. Don Quixote Tilting at Windmills
- 27 – Beeple. How I Remember Nature
- 28 – Robert Colescott. Les Demoiselles d'Alabama
- 29 – Alexej von Jawlensky. Young Girl with a Flowered Hat
- 30 – Antonio Sicurezza. Artichoke in Bloom with Chrysanthemums
- 31 – Vincent van Gogh. Café de nuit
- 32 – Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Sertigtal im Herbst
- 33 – Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Return of the Animals
- 34 – Andrew Litten. Sudden Involuntary Chemical Withdrawal
- 35 – Unknown. Eternal Souls
- 36 – Beeple. Genesis Child
- 37 – Roy Lichtenstein. Drowning Girl
- 38 – Pablo Picasso. Seated Nude
- 39 – Wassily Kandinsky. Composition 7
- 40 – Vincent van Gogh. Self Portrait
- 41 – Jean Dubuffet. The Tree of Fluids
- 42 – Vincent van Gogh. Self Portrait with Straw Hat
- 43 – Erik Olson. Eko från skilda horisonter
- 44 – Joseph Mallord William Turner. The Shipwreck
- 45 – Anselm Kiefer. The Orders of the Night
- 46 – Erik Olson. Dagens Evangelium
- 47 – Gustav Klimt. The Virgin
- 48 – Victor Nunnally. Journey Man
- 49 – Pablo Picasso. Guernica
- 50 – Victor Spahn. Regate à New York
- 51 – Leonid Afrenov. Farewell to Anger
- 52 – Cassandra Miller. Say it
- 53 – Margaret Juul. Art in Bloom
- 54 – Vincent van Gogh. Wheat Field
- 55 – XanXic. Retro Robots
- 56 – Cassandra Miller. Gymnopedie
- 57 – unknown. Il dominio e l’arte della resistenza
- 58 – Jose Bautista. Respirando El Verano
- 59 – Dietrich Becker. Kanal mit Brücke
- 60 – Vincenzo Guidotti. I cavaglieri dell'apocalisse
- 61 – Andy Warhol. Marilyn 1967
- 62 – Pablo Picasso. Violin and Guitar
- 63 – Jackson Pollock. Blue Poles
- 64 – Vincent van Gogh. Mulberry Tree
You can find the entire Kroto NFT collection on OpenSea, the world's first and largest digital marketplace for crypto collectibles and NFTs, as part of our Giants of Nanotech collection. We priced our initial NFT offering at about US$20 per NFT at the time we set this up; of course, these prices can fluctuate wildly.
Each individual digital artwork is accompanied by a brief video showing its creation (these 64 clips are also available as separate NFTs):
This digital artwork NFT has been inspired by Victor Nunnally's 'Journey Man'
In case you are new to this NFT thing, here is a brief guide on how to buy them:
1) If you haven't got one yet, create an NFT-enabled crypto wallet where you keep your cryptocurrency and your purchased NFTs. For instance, here at Nanowerk we use the Metamask wallet.
2) Our NFTs have been minted on the Polygon blockchain. If this is your first time purchasing an item on Polygon, you'll be asked to unlock Polygon trading on your wallet. This only needs to be done once.
3) Go to the Nanowerk Harry Kroto NFT collection on the OpenSea marketplace.
4) Select an item. Click on 'Buy now'. Confirm transaction.
5) The NFT for the individual Nanowerk Giants of Nanotech digital artwork you bought is now stored in your wallet.
6) You can hang on to it or – maybe it'll become a valuable item! – sell or trade it later on.
Have fun with our NFTs and remember, your purchase helps fund Nanowerk and we are very grateful to you!
And please note: NFTs are an extremely volatile market. This article is not financial advice. Invest in the crypto and NFT market at your own risk. Only invest if you fully understand the potential risks.