Nick Smith NFT Release

NICK SMITH NFT's
Mona Lisa | Van Gogh | Girl With A Pink Earring

 

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We are excited to announce the launch of our first venture into the world of cryptoart in collaboration with contemporary artist Nick Smith


For this debut crypto art release we are heading back to 2015 where it all began with Smith, releasing the first images he produced featuring his colour-chip collage aesthetic, re-imagined for the digital art age.

 

We are releasing these new digital artworks as Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs), each available as an edition of 50 via our OpenSea page between 28th - 30th April.
Note: These works will not be re-released as physical artworks as they already exist as printed editions.

 

These images are only available to buy for a maximum of 72 hours or until they all sell

 

ABOUT THE RELEASE

 

With the pixelated and mechanical precision of Nick Smith's work, it feels like an NFT was a natural next step for the artist who explores art and culture through a pixelated, digital, lens. As a contemporary artist committed to experimenting with new forms and techniques, Nick Smith is excited to announce 3 newly released images as NFT's based on his hugely popular sold out printed editions inspired from his 2015 Psycolourgy series.

These images were the very first editions Smith released in his familiar ‘colour chip’ style. In offering these images as NFT’s, this newly granted opportunity presents the chance to rework his classics for a new digital audience. It reaffirms the images as timeless; their journey from old masters to contemporary art and now to digital art.

The release of these 3 images, 'Van Gogh', 'Mona Lisa' & 'Girl With A Pink Earring', offers collectors the chance to own an authorised image of a work scarcely seen on the market.

HOW TO PURCHASE


In order to purchase an NFT, you'll need to have a crypto currency supported wallet and use, or purchase, some Ethereum (ETH) to the value of the art you want to buy. Ethereum can be purchased through a number of reputable providers including Coinbase or Binance


Once you have purchased EHT, you'll need to use your digital wallet to make the purchase of the NFT.
If you're on a desktop computer, you'll need to install a wallet extension for your browser, such as MetaMask. You'll also need to fund your account with EHT in order to purchase the art.

All this can be achieved in the time prior to our release & are free to setup


Not sure what an NFT is? Read more below

 


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NICK SMITH
'Van Gogh NFT'


Honouring one of Nick’s first print editions released back in 2014, this NFT is a nod to where it all began.

For the original edition, Nick reworked one of Van Gogh’s most famous self portraits, and in true Nick Smith style, pixalised the original image into 380 colour chips, adding a unique word associated to each colour chip below.

The ‘Van Gogh NFT’ will be a new digital version of the 2014 edition, with the same word-colour associations, but instead of a screen printed physical work, this piece will only exist as a digital file with a unique blockchain embedded.

This NFT marks an interesting moment in art history, where old master meets crypto. Whilst this isn’t the first time Van Gogh’s work has been immortalised in digital form; from the animation film ‘Loving Vincent’ to the digital exhibition at the Atelier des Lumières in Paris.


Available 28th - 30th April
Edition of 50, available to purchase over 3 days only
$500 equivalent in Ethereum crypto currency

A PDF COA issued by the gallery accompanies the digital purchase

 


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NICK SMITH
'Mona Lisa NFT'


Introducing the 'Mona Lisa NFT’, which reimagines the iconic painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. Taking inspiration from his 2015 Psycoloury Series, Nick later released the Mona Lisa as a limited print edition. This NFT represents a debut experiment with digital collage.


Available 28th - 30th April
Edition of 50, available to purchase over 3 days only
$500 equivalent in Ethereum crypto currency

A PDF COA issued by the gallery accompanies the digital purchase

 


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NICK SMITH
'Girl with the Pink Earring NFT'


Nick Smith created ‘Girl With The Pink Earring’ in 2015. The edition of 100 was inspired by his first solo show ‘Psycolourgy’ which saw a collection of old master paintings reworked as colour-chip collages. This show saw Nick push this experimental concept and his impressive colour-theory skill to new levels, producing his own coloured chips and ascribing individual words he associated with that colour. Nick further injected his own unique signature to the famous work, by giving Vermeer’s girl a pink earring.

Now 6 years on, Nick is revisiting this famous panting by Johannes Vermeer, transforming the dutch portrait into an NFT digital print. The evolution of this famous work continues…

 

Available 28th - 30th April
Edition of 50, available to purchase over 3 days only
$500 equivalent in Ethereum crypto currency

A PDF COA issued by the gallery accompanies the digital purchase

 

April 23, 2021