The Holoverse has teamed up with MakersPlace to present their second hologram NFT (“HNFT”) of Van Gogh’s tenth and penultimate painting in his Sunflowers series, which will be auctioned on MakersPlace on December 20, 2022, with a starting bid at $100,000.
The Sunflowers hologram NFT comes in both digital and physical formats. The unique 1:1 next-generation 4K volumetric hologram device will be delivered with white-glove service to the purchaser of this NFT + HNFT.
The original canvas multi-gigabyte image lets the viewer zoom in to experience the work in more detail than the naked eye can see.
The painting has hung in the Vincent van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam since 1994 but will now be viewable by the HNFT owner as a half-billion-pixel replica.
About The Holoverse
Artist The Holoverse comes from Laserman Industries, a live performance technology group who have extended its holographic capabilities into the world of digital art.
The Holoverse uses a formula that includes creating a high-resolution 360-degree visual composition of the masterpiece, which is minted as the NFT, then offering two redeemable components: a multi-gigabyte image of the original work plus a 4K physical volumetric hologram of the masterpiece created with cutting-edge technology.
Their genesis NFT + HNFT of Leonardo da Vinci’s La Bella Principessa sold for over $100,000.00 in April of 2021 on MakersPlace.com.
The Hologram or “HNFT”
A world-renowned work by Vincent van Gogh has been given a new digital life within a next-generation volumetric 4K hologram device.
The work includes multiple components:
- A unique high-resolution 360-degree video visual NFT
- A next-generation physical volumetric Hologram (HNFT) in 4K resolution
- A 2.09-gigabyte half-billion-pixel image of the original canvas
With the unlockable high-resolution image included in the purchase of this work, you can explore the canvas in incredible detail. This next-generation volumetric hologram projects a 4K resolution 360-degree rotating 3D projection image of the original canvas.
All components are listed within the smart contract. The artist The Holoverse has commercial rights for this project.
Please note: The physical hologram component will be delivered free of charge to the buyer of the HNFT by The Holoverse team.
About Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers
Van Gogh’s paintings of sunflowers are among his most famous. He painted a total of eleven of these canvases, although the most commonly referred to are the seven he painted while in Arles in 1888–1889. The other five he had painted previously while in Paris in 1887.
Many elements repeat in this series. The composition typically carries over from painting to painting, and often only minor differences separate them.
The Sunflowers are a signature that Van Gogh made his own. Indeed, no Van Gogh retrospective since 1901 has voluntarily neglected to include at least one Sunflower painting.
“Among other things this summer, two flower-pieces with nothing but Sunflowers in a yellow earthenware pot. Painted with the three chrome yellows, yellow ochre, and Veronese green and nothing else.”— Vincent van Gogh, in a letter to his brother Theo
Van Gogh never articulated the root of his sunflower passion, but in a letter to his sister talking about his friend Gauguin coming to stay in his yellow house in Arles, Van Gogh stated his intention to decorate the whole studio with nothing but sunflowers. In another letter to his brother Theo, Van Gogh valiantly declared, “the sunflower is mine.”
He hung the two above-mentioned “studies” in the room Gauguin took in the Yellow House. Gauguin was impressed and thought the pieces were “completely Vincent.” Gauguin even helped to cement this legacy in his Arles painting, “The Painter of Sunflowers.”
Van Gogh had already painted a new version during his friend’s stay, and Gauguin later asked for one as a gift, which Vincent was reluctant to give him. He later produced two loose copies — the tenth and eleventh Sunflower paintings. The tenth currently resides in the Van Gogh Museum and is the version that will be auctioned here.
This specific Van Gogh has a very short provenance listing as the original work passed from Vincent into the hands of his wife Jo, who later was assisted by their son Vincent Willem in arranging an ownership transfer to the Vincent van Gogh Foundation. The Foundation initially loaned the work to the Rijksmuseum until transferring it to the Vincent van Gogh museum in 1994.
The painting still hangs in that museum in Amsterdam today.