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Archipelago, the website and generative art marketplace whose founder partnered on Tyler Hobbs' QQL mint pass auction, is shutting down Dec. 10, according to a message on the site.
Reasons for the shuttering weren't given by site creator and QQL co-founder @dandelion_wist. Last month, Dandelion put out a tweet thread about transferring QQL seeds (outputs of Hobbs' algorithm only mintable by those with QQL mint passes) and said Archipelago was "actively building" a seed marketplace.
This morning, Dandelion responded to a user concerned about the marketplace plans saying that the "seed market will still happen, just on a super chilled-out timeline."
The QQL Mint Pass, created by Fidenza founder Hobbs, sold out 900 editions in Dutch auction format with a resting price of about 14 ETH back in September. The sale raised more than $16.7 million for Hobbs and Dandelion.
After the announcement, Dandelion purchased Fidenza No. 607 on the Archipelago marketplace for 500 ETH (about $585,000).
The website directs users to Artacle.io, an NFT analytics platform for generative art.
The QQL project art will be showcased at a Pace Gallery exhibition in New York City in April, according to project co-founder Tyler Hobbs in a Discord announcement.
There will be painted versions of works based on QQL outputs, Hobbs said. Hobbs is the first artist outside Pace's program to host an in-person exhibition at the gallery, according to the Pace website.
"It’s an honor to work with Pace. They’re one of the top galleries in the world and they represent the work of some of my very favorite artists," said Hobbs. "I’m excited for the opportunity to get generative art in front of an audience that may not be familiar with it yet."