Refik Anadol NFT collab with Brazilian tribe yields $3.9 million in a week

Quick Take

  • Refik Anadol’s latest digital art collection dubbed Winds of Yawanawa has generated $3.9 million in trading volume during the last week.
  • One Winds of Yawanawa piece sold for roughly $26,000 on Tuesday.

Cutting-edge artist Refik Anadol's latest digital art collection dubbed "Winds of Yawanawa" may be the one lone bright spot in an otherwise dim NFT market. 

The project, a collection of "data paintings," has generated $3.9 million (2,493 ether) in sales over the past week, according to OpenSea data. The eruption of interest in Winds of Yawanawa, a collaboration between the Brazilian indigenous community Yawanawa and Anadol, comes amid a broader NFT market downturn that has seen trading volumes plummet by more than 90% since a bull run bolstered by excitement for mostly low-resolution picture-for-profile NFT collections like Bored Ape Yacht Club and CryptoPunks.

One popular NFT watcher took to X to highlight both the success of Winds of Yawanawa and how large of a portion of overall trading the collection accounted for in a day's worth of trading.