Urs Fischer – Dropping 12/13
Urs Fischer is a giant of the contemporary art world and undoubtedly one of the most important artists working today. His work defies limits. In his own words, “anything can be used to create art—your mind, your hand, your elbow or toe.” This outlook makes his work engaging, playful, and timeless.
Fischer has exhibited internationally with leading galleries, including Gagosian, Sadie Coles HQ, London, Massimo de Carlo, Milan, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin and Jeffrey Deitch, New York and Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions at major museums include Palazzo Grassi, Venice; Kunsthalle Vienna; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Garage Museum, Moscow; Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles; Legion of Honor, San Francisco; Aïshti Foundation, Beirut and has works in major private collections around the world. Fischer’s playful Untitled (Lamp/Bear) sculpture has become a landmark outright at Hamad International Airport, Doha.
Fischer was born in Switzerland and currently lives and works in New York.
CHAOS #97 – #101
Introducing CHAOS, 501 original works in the form of unique digital sculptures. Each NFT in CHAOS consists of two unique objects (an array of familiar objects to people today) that have been 3D scanned. They are set on a colliding course in motion and orbit. The sculptures, operating as an archeology of the present, are intended to manifest in any format that is capable of displaying, playing or showing a 3D sculpture in motion.
Special for this Drop, CHAOS #101 Design introduces us to an exciting new artwork from Urs Fischer and Tiffany & Co. featuring Jean Schlumberger’s iconic “Bird on a Rock” broach documented in 3D form, colliding with an orange habanero pepper.
The culmination of the project will be CHAOS #501, a single entity NFT uniting all one-thousand objects represented in #1-#500.
Tupac Shakur Estate – Dropping 12/15
Though his recording career lasted just five years, Tupac Shakur is one of the most popular artists in music history, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. In April of 2017, Tupac was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, making him the first solo hip-hop artist to be recognized for inclusion in his first eligible year.
Tupac also found success and critical acclaim as an actor, starring in films like Juice, Poetic Justice, Above The Rim, Gridlock’d, and Gang Related. Tupac’s life and legacy continue to impact and influence culture today, from a groundbreaking performance via hologram at the 2012 Coachella Music and Arts Festival to a spoken-word appearance on Kendrick Lamar’s critically praised 2015 album To Pimp A Butterfly.
In 2015, the GRAMMY Museum opened Tupac’s first museum exhibit, All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac. Tupac Shakur: Wake Me When I’m Free, a fully immersive, thought-provoking museum experience that explores the life and legacy of the acclaimed artist and activist will open on January 21, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA. Currently in production, FX will be releasing a multi part docuseries on Tupac and his mother Afeni in 2022
The legacy of Tupac Shakur is one of the most cherished and respected in the hip-hop industry. His body of work lives somewhere between art and activism. Tupac’s belief that everyone has the right to express themselves honestly through whichever artform they saw fit includes everything from music, to acting, from writing to dance, from photography and culinary art to self-expression through fashion. For Tupac, this included his choice of jewelry.
The four-piece Immortal Collection is based on and connected to what Tupac saw in himself, in the stories he felt were worthy of telling, and what connects everyone to each other: ARTIST, ACTIVIST, SINNER, SAINT.
Ryan Hawthorne – Dropping 12/16
Ryan Hawthorne is an American born multidisciplinary digital artist. Mixing between motion graphics & large scale physical installations Ryan’s portfolio contains a diverse mix of projects including work for the Super Bowl, Coachella and many more. Self taught by the online digital art community Ryan stays true to his roots continually mixing in a growing list of personal series between commercial works. Specializing in 3D, he explores futuristic styles and scenes focusing on technology, light and geometric forms.
Exploring the relationship between past, present & future. Simpler Times is a collection of digital works that takes scans of classic sculptures and condenses them down to their raw geometric form. These abstract polygonal figures from the past are transported through time united under contemporary themes and placed in futuristic environments.
Simpler Times is an ongoing series that spans four and a half years. Works from the series were Hawthorne’s first to mint on the blockchain in January of this year on MP and will also be his last to mint, dropping Thursday 12/16.
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