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MONOLITH Alpha #3
As I look through this third round of submissions, I’m slowly starting to develop a sense of how I want to curate these editions. First and foremost, I look at the art and also the art in relation to the other pieces in the curation. There has to be something about it that pulls me in, something that helps bring contrast to the set.
Next is the artist and mainly I just want to make sure they are a real person and not a bad actor of some sort, which is not always that easy to do, especially newer artists who don’t have as much history online.
Finally, I do look at the platform that the pieces are minted on. I want the buyer of the piece to have a good experience. I have not been too selective along these lines, because at the end of the day it’s about the art, but I do consider it each time. Manifold is by far the best experience both in displaying the piece as well as the buying experience. OpenSea is not that great in displaying the art and the buying experience for editions can be confusing at times. KnownOrigin does a decent job displaying the art, but the buying experience is not always that smooth or obvious. And this time around, I did see some listed on Sloika, Niftykit, and Objkt.
One last comment is about sets of editions. These are tricky, since I’m looking for individual editions to curate together, but sometimes there is a set that really works well together and is worth including. Also sets are often sent as individual editions, especially on Manifold, which is a shame since you want them to link to each other both from the set to the individual editions and then from the edition back to the set. I hope one of the platforms builds a better tool to improve the UX for sets of editions.
And now, here are the editions for issue #3!