True to the words of Andy Warhol, Hunter Harris, a successful entrepreneur and one of the top up-and-coming collectors of NFTs (non-fungible token; in this case, art that only exists in the digital world), is a classic example of people living in the art world. Hunter is taking the art collecting world by storm with industry creativity and innovation. He had a space at Art Basel, where he presented some of his greatest pieces to the world. Hunter is very interested in rapidly changing technology, especially NFTs with blockchain technology. He recently purchased a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT for 45 ETH (in Ethereum, a cryptocurrency; worth $173,942.55). Hunter is also working on his next quirky exhibition NFT, which will feature just one piece by one of his artists.
hunter was born in Sarasota, Florida, and lives in Miami, Florida. Growing up, Hunter loved playing video games and having in-game business economies such as Runescape and World of WorldCraft. At age 13, Hunter was already making a living in the game markets by monetizing in-game currency into real money. Hunter also showed great interest and passion for collecting, especially art. He liked to acquire exceptional works of art that appealed to him. Hunter found therapeutic art and also a potential business opportunity he grew up dreaming of. He has spent a lot of time learning, analyzing and understanding the gambling markets and the art world, looking for plausible deals to make money.
Today, he is one of the top art collectors in the world, following industry trends. He is at the forefront of the push for the full adoption of NFTs in the art world. Hunter sees NFTs as the future of the art industry. For him, blockchain allowed him to connect with people anywhere and anytime and collect art through blockchain. The importance of blockchain played out in 2020 after the industry was crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Art collectibles have become rare to find as many art fairs and exhibitions have been closed indefinitely.
“My goal is to eliminate the need for travel and diversify in modern times by allowing my clients to access artwork anywhere in the world, at any time of the day. The industry is in emerging, and I want to raise awareness of the NFT space and provide collectors with a way to diversify their portfolios,” says Hunter.
A trusted advisor to many collectors in the NFT space, Hunter wants to grow and develop more relationships. Its objective is to take certain steps in terms of facilitating and assisting the old heritage, transitioning their investment strategies and helping families. Hunter wants to allow people to diversify their portfolios for those who are new to the space and have the wealth to invest in it. Hunter, a typical entrepreneur, thinks there is a lot of money to be made in this space and he wants to make his wealth from it.
For Hunter, life begins at the edge of your comfort zone and you have to push your limits to reach the unreachable.