Prominent artists, including WhIsBe, Patrick Amadon, Jack Kaido, Mikael B, and more, will exhibit physical art at The Sagamore Hotel South Beach during Art Week Miami using Transient Labs technology that ensures the provenance of physical artworks on the blockchain. All artwork will be for sale on MakersPlace, the premier digital art marketplace.

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2023 – MakersPlace and Transient Labs have partnered to continue the march to bridge the gap between traditional and digital art. In early 2023, MakersPlace introduced a new category of digital art paired with unlockable physical art, and recently, Transient Labs introduced T.R.A.C.E. (“Tokenized Records for Artwork Certification and Evolution”), which is a secure chip physically linked to an artwork, paired with a certificate of authenticity on the blockchain as an NFT.

Together, the two companies are curating physical art from world-renowned artists to coincide with Art Week Miami. The artists all come with significant web3 or traditional art commercial success and have been exhibited in prominent locations worldwide. 

The lineup includes WhIsBe, Patrick Amadon, Jack Kaido, Andrea Crespi, Mikael B, Hafftka, PIA, Dave Pollot, ADHD, Parin Heidari, Kyle Dunn, Jake Andrew, and Gina Choy (curated by Accelerate Art). 


The Bigger Picture by Hafftka

The artworks will be on display at The Sagamore Hotel South Beach from Tuesday, December 5 through Sunday, December 10, and will be available for sale on MakersPlace, where collectors can buy the NFT that will unlock the physical artwork. 

“We’re excited to partner with Transient Labs on their cutting-edge technology to bridge the gap between traditional and digital art,” said Kayvan Ghaffari, Head of Legal & Business Affairs at MakersPlace. “It’s truly an honor to have so many world-class artists join us in Miami.”


Death to Physical Art by Patrick Amadon

“We’re thrilled to debut T.R.A.C.E. at Art Week Miami in collaboration with MakersPlace, marking a new era where the provenance of physical artworks is secured with the same rigor as digital pieces,” said David Feinstein, VP of Business Development at Transient Labs. “As we venture into this integrated future, we’re just scratching the surface of what’s possible.” 

In addition to the exhibit, many of the artists will join MakersPlace and Transient Labs for a day of panel talks and live painting at The Sagamore Hotel on Friday, December 8. 

“My art informs the medium, not the other way around. I’m excited about how MakersPlace and Transient Labs are bridging the gap and can’t wait for my art to be showcased at Art Week Miami,” said leading digital abstract artist Jack Kaido. 


[nostalgia.zip] by Jack Kaido

In addition to the physical artworks powered by T.R.A.C.E., MakersPlace and Transient Labs are also curating ground-breaking digital art by Laurence Fuller & Vincent D’Onofrio at The Sagamore Hotel.

More details about the artworks and panel talks will be announced closer to the event. People interested in attending the panel talks can RSVP here.


Below the Surface #5 by Mikael B

Image credit: Below the Surface #5 by Mikael B.


About MakersPlace

MakersPlace is the premier blockchain-powered fine-art marketplace. Established in 2018, MakersPlace utilizes blockchain technology to facilitate the sale of authentic, original digital artwork, ensuring rarity and ownership for both creators and collectors. Aiming to enable a vibrant future for digital creativity, MakersPlace has set global benchmarks in the digital art realm, most notably with the historic sale of Beeple’s Everydays: The First 5000 Days in partnership with Christie’s auction house. Visit http://www.makersplace.com for further information.


About Transient Labs

Transient Labs is the premier innovation platform building the future of digital creativity and web3. Via decentralized and creator-focused tooling, Transient Labs has developed the most cutting-edge toolkit for digital creators, enabling them to realize ambitious and groundbreaking projects grounded in decentralization and self-sovereignty.

Founded by artists and aerospace engineers, Transient Labs has a dual focus of creativity and unmatched technical prowess that aims to unlock the potential for blockchain technology across creative industries. Transient Labs provides web3 services including custom smart contracts and immersive digital experiences. A pioneer of dynamic NFTs, Transient Labs is building a code-less creator platform to bring their robust toolkit to creators worldwide. Transient Labs’ mission is to build the future of web3 that is inclusive, self-sovereign, decentralized, and constantly innovating. Learn more at https://www.transientlabs.xyz/ 


About AccelerateArt

AccelerateArt is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to uplifting emerging artists in crypto/Web3. Founded by Claire Silver and Ben Roy, Accelerate Art aims to enable Web3 emerging artists to overcome the challenges they face by expanding access to opportunities, helping them navigate the complexities of new technologies, and amplifying their underrepresented voices. 


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