noun - someone who VAULTS >= 1% of an artist's project (of a series >= 100) and doesn't plan to sell in the short-term. Also verb - to become a vaultor. Also this is crypto not English class.
Hi, if you don’t know me, I’m an artist and an art collector (mostly of the NFT kind). I found myself buying about 1% of artist’s NFT releases, and because I don’t plan on selling and the assets are secured, I consider them vaulted. This all together gave me the idea for this word: VAULTOR.
Part of the goal in buying so much of a project is to support artists who I really believe in and who are making art that fits my aesthetic. Ideally, I like to do this in their primary market, so my investment goes mostly to them. I wish I could support every artist who makes art that I love, but it’s not reasonable/affordable. Many of these pieces have appreciated far beyond ‘affordable’ to me, and I consider myself to be extremely fortunate to have collected as much as I had, early on…cough, Elevated Deconstruction, cough.
Here are the artists (and their projects) that I have been lucky enough to VAULTOR. ;)
>= 1% Vaulted:
Thomas Lin Pedersen (Rapture)
luxpris (Elevated Deconstruction)
Kristy Glas (Scoundrels)
Aaron Penne x Boreta (Rituals - Venice)
Che-Yu Wu (Electriz)
Jason Ting (Glow)
Loren Bednar (Traversals)
Danil Pan (S K I E S)
Max Jackson (Calligra Pics)
Darien Brito (Hashtractors)
Generative Artworks (Implosions)
Jimmy Herdberg (Gravity 12)
Owen Moore (Quarantine)
Jorge Ledezma (Aithérios)
Nadieh Bremer (Rotae)
Cooper Jamieson (Placements)
steen x n-e-o (Time Squared)
Anna Lucia (Loom)
1 piece shy of >= 1% Vaulted
I have no plans of selling any work from any of these collections in the short term; I’d sell pfp-project ‘investments’ before any of this art... So, that made me question if I was actually doing something negative to these artists- I’m denying over 1% of their supply to the secondary market. Secondary activity can be a big deal for artist’s discoverability, and (speaking from experience) I know how a temporarily stagnant market can feel (it feels kinda bad).
My plan to address this concern is to share my appreciation for these pieces, these projects, these artists - through my social media presence and by building galleries. I’ve set my main collection address to vaultor.eth, and I’ll redirect its .xyz page to a virtual gallery showing these pieces. Also, I imagine that there are others who approach NFT art collecting this way, so I invite them to reach out to me. Maybe we join/start a discord, or maybe just join my discord (updated links on matto.xyz), and chat with me there. I’d enjoy conversing with others not in the flip-game or the short-term gain game, or any game at all, honestly.
And if you’re an artist listed above, let me know if you have creative ideas on how I might be able to help you promote your work! I have a vested interest in your success. ;)
The gallery is a work in progress, but it can be viewed at https://oncyber.io/vaultor