Manchester United launched an NFT collection in Tezos that sold out faster than expected. But the style is much like that of another major Tezos NFT artist.
On December 28, NFT artist Lucréce reported via Twitter that he is in talks with Arthur Breitman, co-founder of Tezos, to get an explanation from Manchester United soccer about why its new NFT collection uses designs and styles similar to his own.
Lucréce’s collection is much older than United’s and has higher prices, reaching approximately 21 ETH ($24,919) per NFT. In contrast, each of the Red Devils’ 7,777 NFTs sold for about $40, running out of stock immediately after release.
Lucréce hopes to strike a deal with the Red Devils. that will benefit both parties, as the resemblance of their artwork is so uncanny that some community users wondered if the artist worked on creating the Manchester United project.
I’m not saying @ManUtd was inspired by my work, but I’m not saying Manchester United wasn’t inspired by my work.
Although the artist was careful not to directly accuse Manchester United of plagiarizing his works, he showed an image on Twitter comparing the two artworks so readers could draw their own conclusions.