NFT artist Diana Sinclair headlines Christie's new NFT platform, signs with UTA

Quick Take

  • United Talent Agency (UTA) signed on the 18-year-old NFT artist Diana Sinclair, who helped created the media behind a $1 million NFT sale of a previously unreleased Whitney Houston track. 
  • Sinclair will also sell some of the first NFTs on Christie’s 3.0, a new NFT platform from the art auction house Christie’s.

Diana Sinclair, an 18-year-old NFT artist, has signed on with the talent representative United Talent Agency and will sell some of the inaugural NFTs for Christie's 3.0. 

Christie’s 3.0. is a platform for on-chain NFT sales out the art auction house Christie’s. Sinclair is set to auction nine of her NFTs between Sept. 28-Oct. 11, 2022, according to a Christie's release. Three companies are helping to build Christie's 3.0: the metaverse developer Spatial, the blockchain forensics firm Chainalysis and 

Sinclair has created work covering Black identity, racial inequities and social injustice. Late last year, Sinclair provided the video for a previously unreleased Whitney Houston track that sold as an NFT for $1 million on the Tezos-powered marketplace OneOf.

Sinclair joins other individual web3 artists such as Emonee LaRussa, Vinnie Hager and Andrew Wang represented by UTA, The Hollywood Reporter writes, along with the NFT brand Deadfellaz


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The popular NFT project CryptoPunks was included in this list, but as UTA’s head of web3 Lesley Silverman told The Block, UTA no longer represents this project after Yuga Labs acquired the CryptoPunk intellectual property.

Update: This story was updated to better represent Sinclair's involvement with Christie's.

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