My Art is now SuperRare // What it means and how it works

in art •  4 months ago

'Future Past' - Digital Glitch Collage (2018) - Available here

Dear friends,

I'm excited to announce, that my digital art is now also available at SuperRare.

SuperRare makes it easy to create, sell, and collect rare digital art. Our smart contract platform allows artists to release limited-edition digital artwork tracked on the blockchain, making the art rare, verified and collectible.


The project is developed by a company called Pixura and is based in Brooklyn, NY and SuperRare is the first dapp running on the Pixura protocol. Like similar crypto-art marketplaces, the tokenization and payments are handled by Ethereum based smart contracts.

When you add a digital asset (like an image or gif), a token is generated by SuperRare smart contracts and deposited in your Ethereum wallet. The token is permanently linked to the artwork, and is a unique, one-of-a-kind crypto-asset that represents ownership and authenticity of the underlying artwork. The artwork then starts its new life on the blockchain, where a fan or collector can purchase it, and where it can be subsequently traded or held by collectors like any other rare artifact.



How does it work?

Wether you are interested in collecting rare digital art or selling it, the first thing, you will need is the metamask extension for your browser filled up with some Ethereum. Then you can visit the SuperRare market and if you find some art, you like, you can either pay the list price (to instantly purchase the art) or place a bid and wait, if the artist accepts your offer.


What's in for artists?

The most exciting part for me about SuperRare is, that artists can tokenize their art and they will get 100% of the initial sale price (while a low 3% commission is charged on all subsequent sales of that art work). But thanks to smart contracts, artists do also get a 10% commission on secondary sales.

Our mission is to help artists make a living on the internet. The world needs more art, and we believe that artists should be able to make a living doing what they love. We think the ability to secure a percentage of secondary-market revenue for artists is one of the most revolutionary and exciting capabilities provided by Ethereum smart contracts.


Application and Tokenization

If you are an artist and want to give it a try, you will first need to fill out this form and provide a sample of your work and some background infos. If you got accepted to join the platform, you will receive detailed informations on how the tokenization process works and help on how you can promote your work.

Now you can go ahead and fill out the details for your first submission:


When everything looks good, you will have to pay a small gas fee to execute the smart contract using metamask. The image (or gif) is then uploaded to IPFS and linked to an ERC20 token, that is sent to your metamask wallet. In a final step, you can set up a sale price for your artwork (which requires another small gas fee).


If you don't set a buy-now price, visitors and collectors are still able to make an offer and you can decide to accept that offer or wait for a better one.


SuperRare is a great marketplace for digital artists and collectors and definitely worth to check out!

They just recently celebrated their 1000th tokenized work of art and you will also find some well known Steem-artists over there like @opheliafu, @juliakponsford and @pbock.

Also feel free to make me an offer for my artwork or buy it for the list price of 0.5 ETH - in a bearish market, crpto-art can be a very stable investment!

Thanks for your consideration!

@shortcut - crypto-artist and blogger


Here are some links to find out more about SuperRare:



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I didn't know about this platform for artists!
Thank's for share it here!
Followed ;)


Great! Happy to spread the word! Let me know, if you need more infos or any assistance and thanks for the follow ;-)

Awesome !

Welcome to the platform :)
Right now we're all doing pray VK_CRYPTO buys our art celebrations hehe.

For the past 2 weeks he's been buying a lot of artworks at good prices.

Used some of the profits to get myself 100 tixs to the #monsterrafflethree that's being held the 25th... It shocked the Steemsilvergold community that's for sure 😂

There's also that one person who offered me 17 cents for another of my works yesterday 😮 I'M GONNA BE R1CH 😂😂

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Haha, that's good to know. I just saw, that he also bought a piece of @opheliafu a few minutes ago for a very good price. Maybe I'm in luck, too ;-)

Will check out #monsterrafflethree, did not hear about it yet.


I gotta make some more algorithmic works soon. Gonna buy a gamer/3d modelling laptop this Black Friday... soooon 😃

Good luck on catching his eye. But I think some of the others might be interested in buying it too. It fits the style I've seen H6x buy up for sure.

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Thanks a lot for the good wishes! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your generative art and will probably dig deeper into #bigGAN and stuff like this in the near future for myself.

It's definitely a good thing, if artists can sell their work online and buy new hardware to create more art ;-)


Yes, it has been a good morning for sales! :D

Hey, great entry! This is the kind of info that is super useful to cryptoart newcomers, well done.

(congrats on SuperRare!)


Thanks a lot! I'm glad, that I can spread the word and probably can help more artists jumping on the train ;-)

Hey @shortcut, verstehe ich das richtig, der Gegenwert ergibt sich dann dadurch, dass ich etwas einmaliges auf dem Blockchainprotokoll besitze? Ich habe gesehen, dass ich ja die Bilder einfach anklicken und runterladen kann...dann habe ich es ja auch...


Ja genau, du wirst sozusagen rechtmäßiger Besitzer einer digitalen Kopie, was dir bestimmte Nutzungsrechte einräumt. In der Regel darfst du das Bild dann (zB. als Profilbild oder auf deinem Blog) verwenden, ausdrucken, ausstellen und (was für viele tatsächlich am Interessantesten ist) du darfst das Bild weiterverkaufen.

This is a great news many congratulations on that :D Now you are super super :D


Haha, thanks! i always was, but now it’s official ;-)

This really is such a good idea and I've seen (and uploaded things) to other digital crypto-connected art platforms. It really seems a smart move for the artists and the art world.

Good luck and I need to check it out more.


Thanks a lot! It’s really a revolutionary approach, that could end the starvation of artists. Hopefully.

Feel free to get back to me, if you have any questions.

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