Brendan Murphy’s unprecedented step to merge the art and gaming worlds brings his widely popular collection of NFTs, Boonji Project, to the digital gaming platform Roblox.
This groundbreaking digital art experience, Artful Obby, is created by DMINTI and developed by Gamefam and DXSH. It marks Murphy’s first move to bring his digital art and space-traveling avatars to life in the Roblox metaverse, opening the widely popular Boonji World to the Roblox audience.
Murphy debuted his record-breaking Boonji Project NFT collection, in partnership with the digital art pioneer, Jupiter Group, in October 2021. The release included 11,111 unique avatars, making history as the largest art NFT sale in the primary market, surpassing $15.5 million.
Since early in his career, in both painting and sculpture, Brendan Murphy has explored the blending of abstract and figurative forms to express deeper meaning. Murphy believes that it is through art that we can universally transmit positive energy. He recognizes the effect that this energy, when experienced collectively, can have on society as a whole. Murphy’s commitment to process and true craftsmanship is the through line in his rich body of work.
Murphy launched his debut art NFT, Boonji Project in October 2021, bringing his Boonji Spaceman series to life in the metaverse and marking the first major fine-art NFT drop to pair NFTs with redeemable physical tokenized art. Murphy currently works from his studio in Miami, FL and has gallery representation in the USA, Canada, Germany, Colombia, England, and Monaco. For more information, visit website or follow on Instagram.
Artful Obby is a first-of-its-kind immersive Roblox experience that takes players on a journey and features the works of world-renowned artist Brendan Murphy and his groundbreaking NFT collection, Boonji Project. Players will navigate a fun-filled obstacle course as they explore three themed galleries showcasing Murphy’s most iconic artwork, including his Boonji Spaceman, Fingerprint and Candy Hearts series. At the end of the journey, players will reach a space station art gallery, where they will be able to experience and engage with Murphy’s work and unlock access to exclusive pieces.
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