Hola Mona is now available on Opensea at https://opensea.io/collection/hola-mona-collection
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Hola Mona is a collection of 1,503 generated NFTs with original source material created by 3 award winning fine artists. These unique digital collectibles have their proof of ownership on the Solana blockchain.
Each Hola Mona is a one-of-a-kind combination of a digital background, a mask or headgear, hair colour, robe design and make up or body art randomly generated from more than 150 possible traits, all created by classically trained fine artists.
You’ve seen her around. She is the best known, most visited, most parodied portrait in the world - a modern touchpoint for fine art. She’s been on everything from t-shirts to teapots, and now she’s come to the maddest NFT-party yet.
What happens when the scale tips too far away from the way things were? When did monkeying around, purchasing work off Fiverr to sell in your own name become acceptable? The pendulum is swinging back the other way, and this time, a new crew has comments on the commentary. It’s time for fine to shine once again. And who better to lead the conversation than the most famous half-smiling enigma of them all.
You already know her name, now make her acquaintance: Hola, Mona!
The year is 2035. Bored billionaires from the cryptoboom are relaxing in their swamp yacht club, but the empty spaces above their mantles and backbars call out to be filled. These are cryptoboom billionaires of exquisite taste, and the mantle is the first thing their guests see, the first impression they give to the world. What is needed is art as singular as they are, art that so fine, it’s sublime.
Who better to fill the void than the most parodied and most desirable woman in fine art history. Mona watches you watching her. Her lips curve, her eyes sparkle with thoughts unspoken. She has opinions on these do-well denizens of the dive bar, but will she ever tell?
Hola Mona is very proud to collaborate with Singapore's very own Lion brewery! A unique blend has been created to celebrate the launch of our collections of NFT!
We are three classically trained, internationally acclaimed artists who seamlessly glide between fine art and digital art + mixed reality sherpas who journey through the metaverse with them.
Travel, international exhibitions, personal growth and cross-disciplinary collaborations underpin the philosophy of this critically acclaimed contemporary artist.
With expansive classical training at the National Academy of Fine Arts, Bologna, Italy; a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Complutensian University, Madrid, Spain; and a Masters of Fine Art in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Art of Belgrade, Serbia, this creator continues their learning journey informed and inspired by the multiculturalism observed during their travels.
This graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute has been painting for almost 2 decades, with a focus on Chinese ink and a penchant for deploying non-traditional tools (roller blades; remote controlled cars; toy robots).
The consummate collaborator has jointly created works with musicians, designers, programmers, robots and trees. Yes, trees - Chinese brushes were dipped in ink, suspended from swaying tree branches, and the marks were used to create silkscreens which eventually were utilised in paintings.
The multi-disciplinary creator best known for visual and sound experimentation (frequently in the same work) has not been able to stop creating for the past 2 decades, racking up prestigious awards from D&AD UK to Cannes Lion. A musician, an illustrator, a painter and a parent - the artist’s spontaneous and highly improvised approach is visible throughout.
This curious creative with a restless mind explores both the human condition as well as the imaginary universe in their head through experiments with controlled chaos - moving and blending paints with air with the use of straws, hair dryers, leaf blowers and traditional brushes.
Running the gamut of entertainment and hospitality, this digital-rube has planted flags as a broadcaster, a treader of boards, a panel moderator, an intellectual property enthusiast and a manager of musicians and celebrity chefs.
They daydream in a musical metaverse of their own creation and can be found haunting Twitter spaces, Clubhouse rooms, Discord chats and other spaces where disembodied voices stay and play
The year the Mona Lisa was created. Also the number of Hola Monas in this collection.
The number of backgrounds available, which are original artworks painted by critically acclaimed fine artists
The number of Hola Monas traits.
The length of the Mona Lisa in metres. Also how much SOL you pay per Hola Mona
Hola Mona NFTs are generative art using original source material created by 3 well-established career artists. We will reveal the identities of these award-winning fine artists at a later date, and our collectors will be cared for accordingly.
This original source material is randomly pieced together using an algorithm to generate the non-fungible tokens. Each of the 1,503 Hola Mona NFTs is unique, with no two sharing the exact same traits and backgrounds.
The Mona Makers are taking a cheeky look at how the world has gone bananas over aping, through the lens of fine art. These unique digital collectibles are inspired by, and bilingually punning on, the famous Mona Lisa - “Mona” is also Spanish for monkey, and “Hola” is a Spanish greeting.
They are minted, stored and traded on the Solana blockchain
You will first need a wallet that can transact in SOL tokens, like Phantom or Sollet. You’ll need to download this first to connect to Solana based websites.
If you made a new account, you’ll need to purchase some SOL tokens. You could utilise exchanges like Kucoin, Binance, coinbase or crypto.com.
Once you have the Phantom browser extension installed or have access to Sollet, you can purchase Hola Mona NFTs. You will need 0.77 SOL per Hola Mona NFT and set aside 0.05 SOL for transaction fees just in case!
The whitelist drop date for the first 30 NFTs is 25 January 2022 at 8pm Singapore Time. (12PM UTC)
The general drop date for the 1,473 other NFTs is 18 February 2022 at 8pm Singapore Time. (12PM UTC)
Yes you can, if you have access to a wallet that can transact in SOL (e.g. Sollet wallet) installed on your phone.
Yes you can, if you have access to a wallet that can transact in SOL (e.g. Phantom wallet) on your desktop.
Yes, some Hola Mona NFTs will have attributes that make them more rare than others. You can check the attributes on the secondary markets once it appears there!
We want you to be the Prime Ape in charge of all decisions over your purchase. Full ownership and copyright means that you own the bundle of rights to reproduce, publish and display your purchased Hola Mona NFT. Feel free to display your purchased Hola Mona NFT in a medium of your choice, or print your purchased Hola Mona on canvas, on ceramic, or on coffee mugs, all while staying on the right side of copyright law.
Your Hola Mona NFT purchase, your decision!
Yes, there will be. Our Mona Makers are in talks with NFT marketplaces like Solanart and Magic Eden to create a secondary marketplace so you can buy, bid on, and offer Hola Monas for sale. Details to follow!
Cast your gaze upon the path charted out for Hola Mona:
October 2021: Mona Makers assemble.
October - December 2021: Creation of Hola Mona original source material by 3 acclaimed artists and negotiation of real world and metaverse collaborations.
05 January 2022: First of the Hola Mona Twitter Spaces.
12 January 2022: Launch of Hola Mona website, to complement Hola Mona Twitter @holamonanft and Hola Mona Discord channel.
25 January 2022: 30 of the 1,503 Hola Mona NFTs available for whitelist minting on a private website.
18 February 2022: 1,473 of the 1,503 Hola Mona NFTs will be available for minting on this site! https://holamona.io
25 FEBRUARY 2022: Hola Mona partners with secondary NFT marketplaces for Hola Mona NFTs. Specific details to be announced soon.
25 February 2022: Hola Mona’s exclusive collaboration with a soon-to-be-revealed microbrewery drops. A bespoke Hola Mona beer will be launched alongside a gallery exhibition in the microbrewery.
March 2022: Hola Mona’s gallery showcase in the metaverse to be announced. View the VR gallery exhibition of Hola Mona NFTs at https://oncyber.io, with details to follow.
April 2022: Hola Mona’s adopted charity and details to be announced. 10% of sales will be donated to Hola Mona’s adopted charity.
May 2022: Mona Makers unmasked - The identities of our fine artists revealed!