Play Foundation Friday
One bid is all it takes. Until then, it might feel like collectors have entirely forgotten about your creative genius on Foundation. In this article, you'll see how to support artists and get a preview of Foundation artwork to bid on.
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Find more on the Twitter hashtag #FoundationFriday.
Foundation Friday is about supporting artists by...
🧨 1. Hit The Artist Follow Button on Foundation.
🧨 2. Tweet your art with #FoundationFriday or RT an artist post.
🧨 3. Make a bid if the art moves you.
💥 Bonus Rule: Play 'bid roulette' and share your bid on Twitter if you dare.
Why we need Foundation Friday
OpenSea attracts plenty of action from traders, collectors and browsers alike, yet it takes a conscious shift to open up a new browser window for a less familiar marketplace.
Foundation Friday is a day where to encourage the collectors, traders and flippers amongst us to cross the digital street and peer into a fresh set of boutique art galleries.
Buying is options on Foundation Friday, supporting artists is mandatory.
1️⃣ Follow 1x Foundation Artist
Follow an artist you love the work of on Foundation. That's it.
Artists l0ve to see follower 'number go up'. Those signals sometimes can influence collectors looking for a better sense of what we are all vibing with.
Always bid on art that moves you.
2️⃣ Artists - Tweet Your Foundation Art
Artists share what you're looking to get a bid on.
Add the price in the tweet and a description in Twitter so it's easy to scroll through.
Add the hashtag #FoundationFriday. 🎉 Yes it's OK to promote your own art. It's expected.
Here's a great tweet from Dileep Kumar Jain.
3️⃣🙋♀️Make a Bid
Bids activate a 24 hour auction and you'll own the art 24 hours later if no one bids.
Vibe with the art, place a bid, keep it quiet and hope it becomes yours 24 hours later if no other bid is added. Easy.
However...there is another more fun way.
🎰 BONUS: Play 'Bid Roulette'
👉 Share your bid publicly on Twitter. Let the market bid up the artists work against you. Why might you do that? Maybe you really like the piece but aren't 100% sure.
Sharing the bid publicly helps you feel a sense of FOMO. Not for the faint hearted of course, just an idea. 😎
I tried it on an auction with this gem from PixelFactory and shared it in a tweet.
PixelFactory then shared that a bid was live with their audience. 'Doesn't that mean you might lose the work?' Yes... I'd have to keep bidding to retain it.
Foundation Friday is about kicking off as many auctions as possible for artists.
Maximum eyes on! 👀
Fortunately, no one else vibed with it (suckers!) and bam, I won the auction.
The Epiphany Of Tiamat was minting on June the 6th, before JPEG summer...and I feel we'll look back on this time with admiration towards the artists who paid to mint their work back then...before the influx of eth.
Ullas Jose is one of those artists who paid to mint early with the genesis 'The Epiphany Of Tiamat'.
Tiamat is the goddess of salt water, one of two original deities in Babylonian cosmogony (the study of evolutionary behaviour in the cosmos), from which everything else came into being.
It felt to me like the deeper meaning of this work to me, is Ullas Jose had brought the Epiphany Of Tiamat to life and June... and then everything else came into being immediately after...as written in Babylonian times.
Settling The Auction On Foundation
Now... either the artist or the collector get to 'settle' the auction which means a question.
Who will pay for the gas fees? There's no hard and fast rules here. If you get a great price on an auction, why not pay to settle the auction for the artist?
On the other hand, if you've watched your hard earned eth evaporate in a competitive bid situation, the artist will gladly settle the auction!
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