Saatchi Art announces an NFT auction for photos selected by a jury

SANTA MONICA, CA, June 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Leading Online Art Gallery Saatchi Art announces Visions for the future, a new NFT auction curated by the jury, featuring works by 50 fine art photographers, opens in August. The project follows in the footsteps of the gallery’s first NFT collection, The other avatars, which sold out to the public just 20 minutes earlier this year. Inspired by the tremendous changes that society has undergone in the last decade since the founding of the online gallery, the new exhibition focuses on artists imagining and exploring what the future might look like – near or far, utopian or anti-utopian.

“Artists have always been at the forefront of cultural and technological change. In this time of rapid evolution and uncertainty, we wanted to highlight the work of members of the photographic arts community who envision a future beyond traditional artistic boundaries, ”said Kapusin Jenkins, senior manager of digital art and NFT at Saatchi Art.

Saatchi Art has joined a panel of world-class artists and thought leaders in the field of fine photography and the NFT space to select works by 50 artists to be included in the auction. Jury members include Jenkins, as well as Monty Preston, curator and creative director The other avatars. Ryan Stanier, founder of The Other Art Fair; artist and activist Akosua Adu-Sanya; co-founder and director of the Museum of Crypto Art, Colborn Bell; and the fine art photographer Ms. Aniela make up the rest of the panel.

As part of the project, NFT collectors will be offered the first of its kind “digital” – physical and digital – art. Each work selected for the auction will be produced in a physically limited edition of 3, by Saatchi Art on behalf of the artists. 1 edition will be redeemed by the winner of the auction; the remaining 2 editions can be purchased by the end of 2022 from all subsequent holders of tokens purchased on the secondary market.

“As one of the only online art galleries selling both physical and digital art, we are in a unique position to present a project like Visions for the future“Said Wayne Chang, general manager of Saatchi Art. “By integrating both physical and digital elements, we enrich the collector’s experience for both traditional art lovers and NFT locals in a way that only Saatchi Art can achieve.”

The photos will live in the Ethereum blockchain as ERC-721 tokens, and the main works of art will be hosted on IPFS (Interplanetary File System). The limited prints with museum quality will be produced and framed by Bay Photo. The auction will be reviewed first for token holders The other avatars. A list of featured artists will be published.

For more information on Saatchi Art’s Visions for the future and to sign up for email updates for this and other NFT projects, visit https://www.saatchiart.com/nft/visions-of-the-future.

For Saatchi Art
The leading online art gallery Saatchi Art includes one of the world’s largest selections of original art and helps people around the world find art and artists they love. The online art gallery offers original paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs by over 100,000 new artists from over 100 countries. Saatchi Art redefines the experience of buying and selling art, providing art lovers with free consulting services and an expertly selected selection of art, while providing artists with a comfortable and friendly environment in which to exhibit and sell their works. To discover the world of Saatchi Art, please visit www.saatchiart.com.

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