Certificate of Authenticity

Robin Rhode

Gusheshe

    2021
  • Digital AnimationNFT
  • 1080 x 1080 px
  • 1:00 min
    Signed by the creatorSigned by the creator
Blockchain registered

Issuer

Lehmann Maupin

Creator

Robin Rhode

    ETHEREUM

    Additional information

    Description
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    Chain information

    Minted on

    SuperRare

    Blockchain

    Ethereum

    Contract address

    Token ID

    25315
    Details

    Issuer

    Lehmann Maupin
    Notes
    • Robin Rhode explores his fascination with ownership, social status, and identity through the nature of virtual artmaking by examining particular objects and their cultural meaning; in this instance, a car with a cult-like street status in his home city of Johannesburg, the BMW E30.
    • More than just a motor vehicle, this object transcended township culture when first introduced into the South African market during the late 1980s and early 1990s during the ever-tightening apartheid era. The appropriation and modification of cars in the township was more than an expression of gangster flamboyance, becoming a destabilization of status symbols within white minority rule in South Africa.
    • Rhode explores the cultural affinity to objects that oscillate between an almost erotic romanticism and hyper-masculinity, depicted and created within a virtual world. The NFT seeks to traverse aspects of Afrofuturism by examining the intersection of creative technologies with African Diaspora culture. An everyday object rooted within a specific Black experience is played with and re-imagined within a virtual future.
    • The VR video content was first produced during the artist’s residency at the Google Arts and Culture Lab in Paris in 2018.

    History

    Transferred

    Jun 14 2021

    Transferred

    Jun 11 2021

    Edited

    Jun 11 2021

    Created

    Jun 10 2021

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