10 × 10 with SuperRare

10 x 10 Inaugural NFTs with SuperRare

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Psychosis, Mushroom Field

2018

This NFT is a delusion borne of an amalgamation of intense desire and paranoia in the mind of Sarah Kane, who was the cult British playwright of the 90s. Likely one of the most provocative NFT artworks minted on SuperRare, "Mushroom Field" is part of the "Psychosis" series, originally conceived as a video stage design for a theatre production reinterpreting Sarah Kane's "4:48 Psychosis" at Electrotheatre Stanislavsky in Moscow. The NFT's Verisart certificate includes access to the preview of the full 18-minute "Psychosis" video, which the artists have not shared with the public. AES+F is a collective of four Russian artists (T. Arzamasova, L. Evzovich, E. Svyatsky, and V. Fridkes) with studios in Berlin, New York, and Moscow. The group was founded as AES in 1987 and evolved to AES+F with the addition of Fridkes in 1995. They define their practice as a "social psychoanalysis" through which they explore and reveal the deeply-rooted values, vices, and conflicts within contemporary global culture.

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Self Portrait³

2021

In Self-portrait³, Jonathan takes you on a journey around his studio to witness an imaginary artwork forming on a canvas sitting on an easel. 3D technology allowed Jonathan to see himself in a completely new light – in 3D, he can walk around himself as if looking at another person. Facilitating the im/possible, Self-portrait³ becomes a space where the audience can see Jonathan’s self-portrait as a 3D object, a 3D painting, and a time-lapse of the painting process, all in one piece. The artwork created in Jonathan’s virtual studio is an entirely imaginary thing, yet the ability to blur the lines and make something look like it is happening in the real world, in this case, Jonathan’s studio, is an exciting prospect to develop. Jonathan Yeo is one of the world’s leading contemporary portrait artists, known for both traditional and experimental portraiture. His sitters include David Attenborough, Malala Yousafzai, Damien Hirst, Idris Elba, Nicole Kidman and The Duke of Edinburgh. This work uses a Fair Trade Art Certificate and 25% of the artist’s proceeds will benefit YoungMinds.

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We only need desire

2021

When did we learn to want everything? We want. We need. We want to want. We want to need. We need to want. Consequently, we both need and want to consume. This endless desiring is the productive force that drives our world. The creation of this desire cannot end, even if everything else does. This force surrounds us in an endless cycle of formation and dissipation. In this oscillation it declares itself to us and us to it, our need. It whispers gently, “There is no alternative”. In our imagination can we give form to this dream lover? Mark Titchner’s work involves an exploration of the tensions between the belief systems that inform our society, be they religious, scientific or political. Focusing on an exploration of words and language, much of his recent production has been based in the public realm both in the UK and internationally. This work uses a Fair Trade Art Certificate and 25% of the artist’s proceeds will be split equally to benefit the mental health charities Hospital Rooms and Bethlem Gallery.

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Future Imperfect

2018

Michael Joo’s NFT is based on Future Imperfect, a 2009 installation of the same name. “For the sculpture, made after a crippling accident in 2008, I acquired actress Sharon Park’s third flight-suit from the series Battlestar Galactica and ran it through the CT scanning and x-ray equipment used to image my healing injury. The work was installed with a geodesic helmet of live feed cameras examining and broadcasting the space of the absent identity and presented alongside oil paintings of the scans. The original image was taken by Thomas Muller and video compositing for this NFT done in collaboration with Eric Kim." "My work always combines the very real with the speculative to attempt to bring us closer to inaccessible things or places and invite questions about our contemporary identities and place in larger ecologies and systems.” Michael Joo will be donating 10% of the proceeds from the NFT sale to Red Canary Song in support of their advocacy and community building for migrant massage workers and sex workers. The release will include exclusive access to an authentic digital image and signed digital diptych. A key figure in second-generation conceptual art, Michael Joo’s works are in the collections of MoMA, LACMA and Hirshhorn, among others.

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B, trying to reach out to its audience

2021

Host B, is an NFT with a counterpart of the same name mapped physically in Neïl Beloufa’s solo exhibition “Digital Mourning” at the Pirelli HangarBiccoca in Milan. In the exhibition, Host B argues with two other hosts (Host A and C) about what the visitors should watch, think and consume as if it were the materialization of a politicized algorithm in a social network feed. Host B uses any argument it can to control the exhibition connected to its program. I was interested in the work as an NFT because it affirms its digital existence and, as stated in the exhibition, means the activity, life and value of the artwork are also on the internet. The certificate includes exclusive access to a 38-minute film shown on the physical counterpart to the NFT in the exhibition.

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PC_Flower_Vase 001

2021

This unique digital painting originates from Rhizome’s Seven on Seven 10th Edition at the New Museum which I worked on with Carl Tashian. Carl wrote a Photoshop script which gently cycles through layers of my painting file. Since 2010, I have been painting in Photoshop in a method where almost every brushstroke you see is on its own layer. The script subtly animates the framework of the brushstrokes and architecture of the painting and reveals different versions. This is an ongoing theme in my work exploring the fluid relationship between painting and video.

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rain 10x10m H264 720P.mp4

2004

This is the first Rain Room visual development render created with C4D in September 2008 (at 09:48). The Artwork Title is the original name of the file, as stored in our archive. Random International’s Rain Room then premiered as the Barbican Centre’s Curve Commission in October 2012 with the support of the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, four years after this first internal attempt to frame the concept in Cinema 4D. Editions of Rain Room are now in the permanent collections of LACMA, the Sharjah Art Foundation, the Stuart & Maxine Frankel Foundation for Art, the YUZ foundation and the Jackalope Art Collection. The artwork has also been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan (2019), the YUZ Museum in Shanghai (2015), MoMA, New York (2013) and London's Barbican (2012). An edition of Rain Room has become the first permanently installed artwork at the Sharjah Art Foundation (UAE) and is housed in its own custom-built building.

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Listen to the Panda

2021

Perhaps because their existence has been threatened by man’s assault on the environment and we know them to be vulnerable and gentle, it’s easy to see the panda as a prophet. In his first NFT, Rob Pruitt deepfakes a panda verbalizing these words of wisdom to the viewer: “Some humans are not very good at being humane.” This NFT was created using low-tech software and that feels just right to Pruitt, “This is just a starting point for a project I intend to grow and develop. Soon I imagine the bear will be jumping off the screen and talking non-stop.” Over the last two decades, Pruitt has used the panda in painted form as an avatar to tell stories of friendship, family, equality, and environmentalism. He hopes the talking panda will grow technically by embracing more sophisticated digital processes and by engaging in the ever-changing cultural conversation. Rob Pruitt works across a variety of styles and mediums to create playful and thoughtful reflections on popular culture. His work is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Hirshhorn Museum. This NFT uses a Fair Trade Art Certificate and 18% of the purchase amount will be personally donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Obey Ideal Power Mural

2021

The Obey Ideal Power mural NFT explores different incarnations of power and asks the viewer to consider the negative impacts of certain forms of power and the social and environmental benefits of other forms of power. The work intends to provoke an honest analysis of power that should be reformed or regulated because of the damage it causes and encouragement to value the power that aligns with and perpetuates one's ideals.” The NFT carries a Verisart Fair Trade Art Certificate and Shepard Fairey will be personally donating 25% or a minimum of $25,000 of the proceeds to Amnesty International to support their important human rights efforts. American artist Shepard Fairey had changed the way people see art and the urban landscape. Over his career, his work has evolved into an acclaimed body of art, including the 2008 "Hope" portrait of Barack Obama. His works are in the permanent collections of the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, MoMA, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and many others. (c) 2021 Obey Giant Art, Inc.

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Nature Always Wins - Airport

2020

Universal Everything are an international digital art and design collective established in 2004. Using emerging display technologies as their canvas, UE produce screen-based artworks that subvert cinematic CGI, physics simulations and real-time gaming graphics, to create new forms of moving image. UE have collaborated with Nike, Google, Zaha Hadid, Chanel among many others. ‘Nature Always Wins - Airport’ is the first in a series of infinite film loops gliding over our cities, briefly reclaimed by nature. Triggered by the ‘re-wilding’ we’ve seen around us during the lockdown, these vistas offer a glimpse of a potential new normal. This work uses a Fair Trade Art Certificate and 50% of the artist’s proceeds will benefit GiveWell - Maximum Impact Fund.

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In March 2021, Verisart partnered with SuperRare to present the inaugural, solo NFT artworks by 10 major contemporary artists. Each week for 10 weeks, a leading artist dropped an original, Verisart certified NFT work on SuperRare. Participating artists exhibited at the MoMA, Venice Biennale, LACMA, Centre Pompidou among many others. This was an exciting milestone for opening up the dialogue between the contemporary art market and the world of NFTs.

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