Original Bored Ape Artist Launches New Collection

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  • The original Bored Ape designer pseudonymously known as All Seeing Seneca has launched a new NFT collection
  • The collection is available for purchase at Phillips auction house
  • The auction ends on December 2, 2022

The original Bored Ape NFT designer pseudonymously known as All Seeing Seneca has announced the launch of a solo collection called Portraiture. The auction is scheduled to close on December 2, 2022, after being open since November 29. Portraiture is the artist’s first physical artwork collection which is also available as an NFT on the Ethereum blockchain.

A Page in the Story

According to the artist, the artworks represent a “page in the story” as she experiences different concepts in a journey trying to understand herself. Seneca refers to the physical artwork as “Portrait of Invocation.”

The NFT version, Portraiture, was created using MoonPay’s HyperMint platform and builds on a ground set by Seneca a year ago when she joined hands with Internet Computer to release five digital collectibles with some having a striking resemblance to Bored Apes.

Speaking to Decrypt, Seneca revealed that she finds it easy to create emotion-inspired artworks as it gives her the option to look inwards into her “own reality.” Although Seneca wasn’t the only artist behind the primates, she was the lead and was unhappy with her work gaining popularity while she remained in the shadows. 

Royalties Are the Reason We Are Here

While confirming that there’s no bad blood between her and the Bored Ape creator Yuga Labs, the artist said that the two have “separate paths”:

Commenting on creator fees last week, Seneca said that royalties are a critical aspect in the space since they are the reason why most NFT artists like her “are here.” Despite the NFT market experiencing low volumes, some collections are defying the bear market to attract a sizable trading volume and price.