Walter Iooss Jr. – Dropping 5/18
Walter Iooss Jr. is widely viewed as the world’s greatest sports photographer and called “the Rembrandt of sports,” due to his use of light, color, and composition, Walter’s images transcend his subjects’ fame and have come to represent modern sports culture. Over the past 60 years, Walter’s photographs have graced the pages of Sports Illustrated, including more than 300 covers. His work has changed the definition of what a “good sports photograph” should be, bridging the gap between sports photography and fine art.
Walter has photographed the most recognized athletes in sports history, including Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Tiger Woods, and hundreds more. His catalog also contains the most iconic imagery of Michael Jordan in the world. These images have helped define sports culture over the years, portraying iconic athletes and their legacies in an inspired, artistic light.
Walter placed the same care and consciousness from his sports photographs to create Sports Illustrated’s now-legendary swimsuit issues. As in his action shots, his pictures for SI’s legendary swimsuit issues revealed his uncanny sense of graphics and Rembrandt-like reverence for light and shadow. His ability to truly connect with his subjects, athletes, and models helped make Walter the best in the game.
For his second NFT drop, Walter chose six stunning photographs that pay tribute to some of the most iconic superstars in basketball.
The “ICONS” in these photographs do not need introductions. Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal, and Kevin Garnett are some of Walter’s favorite basketball players to photograph. And the photographs of these athletes were shot for the ages.
The pieces were created over a period of 17 years (1993-2010) and embody the unique intimacy, styling, and decisive moments that are the signature of Walter Iooss Jr.s work, standing together as a series or alone in their glory.
MURAT SAYGINER – Dropping 5/18
The Flying Fish surrealist video collection from award-winning filmmaker MURAT SAYGINER continues with the release of The Court of Conscience – An exploration of conscience, morality and our personal sense of justice in stunning 4K.
The Flying Fish – The Court of Conscience
The Flying Fish is a set of select short films created by Murat Saygıner over the span of seven years. Named after the alter-ego of the artist, the drop brings together seven films revolving around alternative states of the human condition. The artworks will be released over the course of 7 weeks.
The short films were screened in over 200 film festivals including Academy Award Qualifying Festivals such as “Animest” and “AIFVF”.
Antonio García Villarán- Dropping 5/19
Antonio García Villarán is an artist, educator, Arts Academy-founder, writer and one of the most recognizable art influencers within the Spanish speaking world.
Villarán has not only become a successful painter, but also a driving force of the Fine Arts world by dissecting and challenging, to many, the untouchable world of Arts. He is known for coining the term “Hamparte”, which is being taught in many schools, art institutes and academies that are embracing it as a game changing concept. He was the first ever Spanish language scholar to be commissioned by Google Arts & Culture, as well as a plethora of publications, radio stations, and television services.
Villarán has practiced and studied fine art extensively his entire life, and aside from starting his own Art Academy, has art and art theory to communities all over the world everywhere, from fine art academies to prisons and homes for disadvantaged youth. Antonio García Villarán lives and breathes Art in all forms.
Criptoarte 131313 Part Two
A community dictated challenge “Criptoarte” 131313 comprises 13 artworks with 13 numbered copies for each one.
Each artwork has been created during a live creation session in Villarán’s Twitch and Instagram channels with the outcome of the creation being determined by every 13 words chosen by community.
The Michael Turner Collection – Dropping 5/20
Presented by Mythos Studios x Aspen Comics, this Drop honors the legacy of comic artist Michael Turner and his legendary work on the beloved Fathom comic series. Your chance to own a part of comic art history, including the first ever official 1/1 NFT comic cover.
The Michael Turner Collection
Aspen Comics and Mythos Studios will debut “The Michael Turner Collection,” the first ever NFT collection of authentic comic book cover art from the late Michael Turner. The first NFTs of the new collection will pay tribute to Turner and his most celebrated comic, Fathom, which debuted as the number one comic in North America in 1998 for its timely themes of climate change, identity, and diversity.
The Michael Turner Collection NFTs are believed to be the first ever authorized comic book cover art tokenized as digital collectibles. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Turner’s favorite charities and causes, the American Cancer Society, Make-A-Wish and Oceana.
Primal Cypher x Mark McKenna – Dropping 5/21
Primal Cypher is a conceptual digital artist, amongst many other things (designer, oil painter, NFT writer and consultant). He’s well-known for his bold artwork which usually often contain strong social commentaries, as well themes relating to psychology, philosophy and spirituality.
Primal Cypher’s artwork has a strong affinity for blockchain, particularly Ethereum, Anonymous, The Occupy and Cypherpunk movement, which is often reflected in his work. His overall goal is to encourage enlightenment and contemplation through subverting the dominant paradigm and challenging dominant thought through his artwork.
Mark McKenna is a globally acclaimed American comic artist who has been creating comic art for over three decades. McKenna is a 2012 Inkwell Hall of Fame resident who has been credited on over 1000 comic book related titles. Having worked extensively for both Marvel and DC comics, McKenna’s artwork can be found within the pages of some of the worlds most influential comic books, such as X-Men, Spider Man, Batman, The Justice League, Dead Pool and Star Wars. You can also find his work in Legendary Pictures’ Pacific Rim movie prequel and Dark Horse Comic’s Star Wars-The Old Republic: The Lost Suns. His artwork from an online web comic, Star Wars: Blood of the Empire, was transformed into an 84 page paperback and served as inspiration for The Old Republic video game.
VR RE4LITY BUNGEE JUMP
Foreign worlds and the unknown expressed through creative work have always moved man. Virtual worlds have become part of the human imagination. Time has moved on. Technology has evolved. Literature and the realm of movies have again and again produced works that have dealt with the topic of “virtual worlds” and it seems as if these visions are becoming more and more a reality. We have seen an increase in digitization and the new possibilities it provides, especially through the blockchain. Some are critical of this development – some are longing for these new worlds in an extraordinarily successful design and realistic way.
This series “VR RE4LITY BUNGEE JUMP”, jointly conceived and realized by PR1MAL CYPHER and MARK MCKENNA, is a small tribute to the developments of recent years with a special focus on all those projects in the crypto realm. A critical view expressed about virtual creation, the fascination that the development of new worlds brings with it and the immersion in something new and unknown.
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