Años de los muertos is a series of Vanitas oilpaintings by cornelia es said that are now available as NFTs (non-fungible tokens). Vanitas paintings have a long tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages. Skulls were and are the ultimate symbol of impermanence – and in times of a global pandemic there are more deaths than ever. This series of skulls is dedicated to all those who succumbed to illness, hunger or war and to their loved ones.

The digital reproductions of the original oilpaintings are minted as #NFTs on Kalamint: an art-platform and marketplace based on Tezos, one of the fastest and most eco-friendly crypto-currencies. Tezos works with a PoS-protocol (proof-of-stake) that doesn’t need huge amounts of energy to mine the currency. Instead transactions are verified by other, already trusted, transactions.

How to buy the vanitas NFTs?

In order to buy one of my Vanitas-paintings from the series Años de los Muertos as NFTs you just need some of the Tezos crypto currency and a wallet.

How to buy Vanitas #NFTart it step by step

  1. open an account on a crypto-platform, where you can buy and sell crypto. There are several, like binance, eToro etc. but for beginners Coinbase is the easiest to handle. On most of the reputable crypto-marketplaces you have to verify yourself with your passport.
  2. After your account is verified, transfer some funds from your bank account to coinbase.
  3. Buy $Tezos
  4. Add the Temple-wallet browser-extension and activate it.
  5. Send your tezos from coinbase to your Temple wallet
  6. Shop on Kalamint

You only have to do the setup-process once. As soon as your crypto-wallet is in place, shopping has never been easier 🙂