The comedian Jim Carrey has joined Web3. On May 25th, the star from “Ace Ventura” spent 20 ETH (about $40,000) for an NFT called “Devotion.” “Devotion” is one of a series of NFTs by Ryan Koopmans and Alice Wexell that reinterprets ancient, abandoned Soviet architecture via the use of nature and music.
“This one stops me,” tweeted Jim Carrey. He lauded the “exquisite and laborious rebuilding” of nature by Koopmans.
Koopsman congratulated Carrey on his selection of “Devotion” as his first NFT in a Twitter thread. The fact that Carrey, who advocates “creativity, optimism, and mindfulness,” is interested in his and Alice Wexell’s work pleases him much.
“Devotion” seems to be a photograph of a Soviet Union sanatorium in Georgia. The edifice itself is in horrible condition, with paint that is flaking, damaged walls, and smashed windows. However, nature has regained the inside, with glass, flowers, and even trees emerging within.
Koopsman and Wexell produced digitally the natural elements that revived the room. For the other NFTs in the “The Wild Within” series, the artists additionally alter the lighting, design soundtracks, and play with the appearance of the buildings.
Despite this being Carrey’s first NFT purchase and coming after a number of other celebrities had done so, he was not yet finished. Shortly after getting the “Devotion” NFT, Carrey purchased a truck from the Nuclear Taco Trucks collection.
Numerous celebrities are NFT enthusiasts.
While Jim Carrey may have waited months to join the NFT craze, many other celebrities have dove right in. In actuality, NFTs, especially one particular NFT collection, have rapidly gained popularity among the rich and famous.
Snoop Dogg, who has created a name for himself by seeking NFT assets, is maybe the most recognizable leader. In the last few months, he has acquired Bored Apes and CryptoPunks and released an NFT collection titled “Doggies.” Additionally, he has committed to convert Death Row into an NFT record label. Currently, he is preparing to start a dessert business that will accept NFTs.
Mila Kunis, an actress, has been a pioneer in the fields of television and non-fiction television formats. She created the popular NFT collection Stoner Cats in 2021, and there are rumors that she is developing another NFT-based web television series. In both instances, holders of the TV show’s NFTs receive exceptional privileges.
The Bored Ape Yacht Club has finally attracted a lot of celebrities and artists. On the list are Eminem, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Serena Williams, Neymar, and Madonna, among others. Given that BAYC is a private club, the presence of celebrities enhances its worth, boosting BAYC NFT valuations into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Over time, the extent of Jim Carrey’s impact in the NFT sector will become clear, but there is no doubt that many celebrities are flocking to Web3.