Blockchain

Blockchain

The blockchain is a distributed and decentralized digital ledger technology that securely records transactions across a network of computers.

It was originally developed as the underlying technology for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. In a blockchain, each transaction is verified and added to a chain of blocks, forming a transparent and tamper-resistant ledger. Blockchain technology has since found applications beyond cryptocurrencies, including supply chain management, voting systems and digital identity verification.

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How CryptoPunks NFTs changed the face of digital art

Created in 2017 by Matt Hall and John Watkinson, CryptoPunks were one of the first NFTs minted on the Ethereum blockchain. CryptoPunks quickly penetrated the mainstream, captivating not only crypto enthusiasts but also artists, celebrities and the general public. Today the 24x24 avatars are a divisive status symbol living up to their Punk name.

How CryptoPunks NFTs changed the face of digital art
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What is Generative Art?

Humans have been experimenting with generative art for centuries, but Web 3.0 technology such as NFTs and smart contracts has unlocked new possibilities. Here’s what you need to know about the movement that’s shaking up the art world.

What is Generative Art?
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What is an edition?

At Avant Arte, limited edition artworks are our bread and butter. As with many good things, they come wrapped in jargon. Read on for a quick fix summary of everything you need to know to start collecting.

What is an edition?
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How to unlock your Super Cool World print

We are collaborating with Nina Chanel Abney to open the opportunity to acquire a print of her Super Cool World NFT collection. On April 28th, the 48 hour printing window opens. Discover everything you need to know below.

How to unlock your Super Cool World print
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Are NFTs queerer than we think?

When it comes to diversity, NFTs don’t have the best rep. But the good news is that countless underground and established queer artists are embracing this relatively young art history.

Are NFTs queerer than we think?
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A Record of Time

For Avant Arte's first curated NFT launch, collector Shahin Tabassi considers the ability of digital art to transport us through time.

A Record of Time
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In conversation with Tyler Hobbs

"Can I write a program that creates a painting?"

In conversation with Tyler Hobbs
Artist

Snowfro

Erick “Snowfro” Calderon (he/him) was born in Mexico City in 1981. He lives and works in Houston, Texas.

Snowfro
Artist

CryptoPunks

The CryptoPunks were released on June 23, 2017 by Larva Labs, founded by John Watkinson and Matt Hall. On March 11, 2022 they were incorporated into Yuga Labs.

CryptoPunks
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Ripcache

We know very little about Ripcache’s life, and they want to keep it that way.

Ripcache
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Metropolis - prints

Metropolis is a long-form generative art collection by Michael Kozlowski (mpkoz). Avant Arte is partnering with the artist to enable collectors of Metropolis the option to purchase high-quality physical prints of the original NFT artworks.Metropolis explores node-based systems, which are critical to computing, blockchains, logistics, and most apparently, the formation and function of cities. The artworks in Metropolis are built from five primary “city” traits, New York City, Berlin, London, Mexico City, and Los Angeles. These traits determine compositions and backgrounds which stylistically represent their respective city.Every owner of an online edition of Metropolis had the option to journey to the city featured in their edition to mint a second, visually cohesive diptych piece. Avant Arte will be offering prints of the online editions, the diptych editions, or a combination of both. The price listed is for a single artwork. Combined diptych prints can be added at checkout. The title of each print corresponds with the token ID of the NFT, tethered together by an authenticating QR code. Every print is a 1/1 and once purchased, cannot be printed again. See below for the claim status of each edition.

Metropolis - prints
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Punk On-Chain

For 48 hours only, print your CryptoPunk.From experimental beginnings at blockchain genesis to immeasurable influence, vaulting prices and a slew of referential successors, CryptoPunks have come a long way since their debut in 2017.We’re collaborating with Yuga Labs to offer Punk owners worldwide the chance to bring their NFTs into the physical world as 1-of-1, multi-layered UV pigment prints.On Thursday 26 October, connect your wallet and print your punk.In tandem, discover 10,000 On-Chain – a companion print edition, accessible to all, featuring each and every Punk in perfect grid formation.Please refer to the registry to view which of the CryptoPunks NFTs have already been printed. Each NFT can be printed just once, making every print unique.

Punk On-Chain
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Too Darn Hot

To benefit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, silkscreen print Too Darn Hot combines a landmark moment for Tom Sachs’ practice with his continued investigations of the past, present and future of authentication.“The thing about faith is that it's for the faithful. It only works if you believe in it.”The acquisition of Too Darn Hot – a ‘frankenrocket’ from Sachs’ trailblazing Rocket Factory project – by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) underscored the museum’s position as one of the most progressive in the world with regard to the intersections of art and technology. To support the future of this position, 40% of proceeds from the Sachs’ first Avant Arte edition will be donated to LACMA.Each 13-colour silkscreen print includes a group of mechanisms conceived by the artist to establish its authenticity, and as integral parts of the artwork. A debossed design includes information from the launch of Sachs’ physical Too Darn Hot rocket at LACMA in 2021. A rubber stamp in its centre denotes the print’s specific number within the overall edition. A QR code printed in UV ink connects each print with the original Too Darn Hot NFT metadata on the blockchain. On the print’s reverse is a tamper-proof holographic sticker, placed alongside a QR code sticker that links to a unique token on the blockchain – an NFT – which serves as a certificate of authenticity for the print it connects with. A second, printed certificate of authenticity shipped with each print also links directly to this NFT. The exact edition size will be determined by the number of prints ordered in the 24 hour release window. When this window ends, artworks will be printed, authenticated and shipped worldwide free of charge.

Too Darn Hot

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