est. june 2021

The original free-to-mint NFT project, Art101 began with Non-Fungible Soup in Aug. 2021. Art101 completed its v1 and v2 roadmaps 18 months later, amid the 2022 bear market. It continues today with 30,000 NFTs minted over eleven varying collections, 2.5M+ USD in volume, and 189ETH in TX fees.

The Drops:



Non-Fungible Soup

*2048
nonfungiblesoup.io
0xdc8b..d4bB
2021-08-27

Art101's first free-to-mint NFT, Non-Fungible Soup, is a commentary on the criticism facing NFT art. Drawing a parallel between generative content and the work of Andy Warhol, Non-Fungible Soup spawned more than 1M USD in volume in 24 hours.



MondrianNFT

*4096
mondriannft.io
0x7f81..2919
2021-09-16

The follow-up to Non-Fungible Soup, MondrianNFT spans Piet Mondrian's distinct phases, with rarity that reflects his real-world body of work. A technical and creative accomplishment, MondrianNFT incorporated generative art with metadata constructed by artificial intelligence to create a distinct NFT homage.



Soup x Mondrian

*3
soup.mondriannft.io
0x0dD0..E108
2021-10-03

In celebration of Art101's initial success, Soup X Mondrian was an impromptu companion drop for MondrianNFT and Non-Fungible Soup holders. A mash-up of two of the 20th century's most iconic artists, and Art101's sole ERC-1155 collection.



Bauhaus Blocks

*8192
bauhausblocks.io
0x62C1..7bF5
2021-10-18

The final drop in Art101's v1 roadmap, Bauhaus Blocks, burned 115ETH in tx fees. Our largest mint, it's a unique take on generative art. And a tribute to the aesthetic principles of the Bauhaus movement.



NFTZine

*1000
nftzine.io
0xc918..Aa2b
2021-11-27

An innovation in the space, NFTZine is a generative, interactive, and printable NFT publication. Meant as an inspiration for would be artists, this standalone free-to-mint collection was the first of its kind.



Based Vitalik

*4962
basedvitalik.io
0xea2d..dd9c
2022-02-22

A fauvist take on PFPs, Based Vitalik honors the unabashed creator of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin. Our first foray into paid mints, Art101 reneged, refunded the 80K USD in ETH collected, and took the collection free-to-mint.



R. Mutt

*2048
rmutt.io
0x6c61..2Af4
2022-06-10

Art101's most experimental drop, R. Mutt, is in keeping with Marcel Duchamp's laissez-faire attitude. Co-opting his work, Fountain, as a 3D interactive NFT that merges augmented reality with generative art, Art101 kicked-off roadmap v2 while taking the piss out of a declining NFT market.



NFT-isse

*3072
nftisse.io
0x343b..5b77
2022-08-17

A love letter to Art101's favorite artist, NTF-isse takes generative art to another level. Inspired by Matisse's cut-outs, NFT-isse incorporates generative traits with generative palettes and compositions while commemorating the end of NFT bull market.



RenascenceNFT

*4096
renascencenft.xyz
0x501a..bb4A
2022-11-15

In celebration of the patronage that made Art101 possible, RenascenceNFT is a contemporary take on Benozzo Gozzoli's Journey of the Magi. The final free-to-mint NFT by Art101, and the completion of roadmap v2.



Tulip Mania!

*589
tulipmanianft.xyz
0x3d2d..af14
2022-12-14

Another attempt at paid mints and our first venture into on-chain NFTs, Tulip Mania! is our first step in a new direction. Initially worried about keeping the free motif, TM! was originally dropped anon. Art101 retracted and gave collectors the provenance their NFT deserved. Tulip Mania! is a 10-day open edition. Generated, animated, and stored entirely on-chain.



The Treachery of Frogs

*589
app.manifold.xyz/c/thetreacheryoffrogs
0x0b3df..888c
2023-02-05

Art101's first Open Edition, The Treachery of Frogs is a meme-able parody on René Magritte's surrealist painting, The Treachery of Images. The Treachery of Frogs was an impromptu drop with a 24HR mint. Minters of The Treachery of Frogs received a free NFT airdrop from one of Art101's legacy collections.

The Team:

Founded by Monero maxis turned NFT enthusiasts, the creators of Wownero and crypto-natives traded IRC for discord in the spring of 2021, the beginning of Art101's NFT excursion.

jwinterm

Early-adopter, /r/cryptocurrency mod, and art patron. The CEO of Wownero.

The Thanks:

Art101 wouldn't exist without the support of our collectors and collaborators, a few of which were an essential part of the journey.

Pluton: Art101 contributor, creator of discord bots, and WrkzCoin progenitor.

Kiwi: Solidity wiz, UWU/KGF founder, and anime lover.

Raffy: Collaborator, ENS contributor, and degen.