Artistic Visionary Tom Yoo Celebrates the Continuation of CHIE’s Story with a Life-Sized LEGO Sneaker and the Fourth Installment of the Chie Film Series at ComplexCon.
[San Francisco, CA, Nov 17, 2023] – Renowned artist Tom Yoo, in collaboration with IV Gallery and MakersPlace, is set to captivate the attendees of ComplexCon with his groundbreaking creation: a 10-foot-tall LEGO sculpture of the iconic “Jordan 1” sneaker. This masterwork, alongside an exclusive digital release of the open edition of CHIE CHAPTER 4: HELLO WORLD from his celebrated film series, will be available for purchase at the ComplexCon booth and online, marking a significant moment in art and digital storytelling.
The above works will be available for purchase on November 17, 2023 at 1:00 PM EST in person at ComplexCon.
CHIE CHAPTER 4: HELLO WORLD will not be sold online until November 19, 2023 at 3 PM EST. The open edition will be available for 24 hours or until 15 minutes after 300 open editions have been minted.
“Tom Yoo’s work resonates with a cultural vibrancy that is both empowering and transformative,” said Vincent Harrison, owner of IV Gallery. “His latest sculpture is not just an artistic feat but a beacon of inspiration for communities and collectors worldwide.”
The larger-than-life LEGO “Jordan 1” is a unique collector’s item only available at the booth and through an online private sale. Additionally, a limited-edition series of life-sized Air Jordan LEGO sneakers will be offered to enthusiasts at a price point of $5000.
“Tom’s innovative blend of physical art and digital narrative is revolutionizing how we can experience raw human storytelling in creative art.” reflected Craig Palmer, CEO of MakersPlace. “The CHIE series, paired with his remarkable sculptures, offers a new paradigm for artistic expression in the digital age.”
For those who follow Yoo’s narrative journey, CHIE Chapter 4: HELLO WORLD presents our first look at Chie as an adult, where she confronts and overcomes the challenges posed by racial prejudice. This poignant chapter will be open for acquisition from November 19 to November 20, commemorating Yoo’s mission to inspire belief in the boundless realm of possibility.
“With each creation, I strive to not just captivate the imagination but also to kindle a spark of hope and resilience,” said artist Tom Yoo. “The ‘Jordan 1’ and CHIE’s latest chapter are embodiments of this vision—celebrating the power of perseverance against all odds.”
About Tom Yoo
Tom Yoo is celebrated for his unprecedented work in creating the world’s first sneaker NFT and the initial sneaker constructed from LEGO bricks. A former investment banker turned NFT pioneer, Yoo has established a formidable presence in the art world, collaborating with eminent brands and dedicating his craft to uplifting young BIPOC creatives. Residing in Los Angeles, Yoo’s commitment to positive impact extends to his philanthropic efforts, pledging a portion of his earnings to non-profit organizations.
About IV Gallery
IV Gallery represents a small stable of emerging artists, focusing on shows that bring to light and/or challenge our views on social issues. From early 2020 played a key role in the mainstream NFT adoption phase by attracting, developing and distributing some of the most successful creator content in the space, Beeple, WhIsBe, Boss Logic, Shakira, Super Plastic, and Billelis to name a few. We developed the first Movie IP NFT collection with Godzilla vs. Kong for Legendary Pictures/WB, the first original audio NFT collection from a mainstream musician with Shakira, the first AI humanoid robot NFT artist. Visit https://www.digitalnativ.io/
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MakersPlace is the premier web3 fine-art marketplace. Established in 2018, MakersPlace uses 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.
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