‘Long Neck Ladies’ NFT Artist Nyla Hayes Signed With CAA – The Hollywood Reporter
Nyla Hayes, the young artist behind the Long Neckie Ladies NFT collection, has signed on to represent CAA in all fields.
At the age of 12, Hayes created the first synthetic art collection led by women on the Ethereum blockchain. The hand-drawn, computer-generated collections come in 3,333 variations and all feature women with long necks – all inspired by Hayes’ favorite dinosaur, Brontosaurus. The entire collection is currently worth nearly $3.4 million, and the most expensive NFT coin in the set sold for 4 ETH, or about $11,737 last August.
Hayes was also named the first artist-in-residence for TimePieces, Time the magazine’s web3 and NFT initiatives. For this initiative, the digital artist created a “Long Neck Women of the Year” collection for 100 different women including Frida Kahlo, Michelle Obama, Toni Morrison and Beyoncé. Last year, the artist was named NFT.NYC Emerging Artist of the Year.
“I am delighted and honored to be represented by the iconic talent agency CAA. This is a huge step forward for me and my Long Neckie community, who have believed in and supported me from the beginning,” Hayes said in a statement. “The best is yet to come.”
The CAA is continuing to expand its representation in the web3 and NFT spaces. Last October, the agency signed off on the NFT collector behind “0xb1,” a pseudonym based on the first few characters of the collector’s Ethereum wallet address. The prolific collector has obtained pieces from Bored Ape Yacht Club, Mutant Ape Yacht Club, Cool Cats and Spunks using Spongenuity.