A bit of interactive artwork by Micah Johnson, a former Main League Baseball participant turned nonfungible-token artist, will spend the subsequent month exhibited on a large digital billboard in Los Angeles.
Micah Johnson’s “ˈsä-v(ə-)rən-tē” (pronounced “sovereignty”) was impressed by the Black Lives Matter motion and options two African American boys hoping to satisfy their dream of turning into astronauts.
That is represented by a spacesuit behind a closed door. Every year on the boys’ birthdays, they transfer nearer to the regularly opening door, relying on the quantity of Bitcoin (BTC) donations made by holders of a nonfungible token model of the paintings.
The paintings might be displayed on the StandardVision billboard on the aspect of the Courtyard Marriot resort on West Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles from Dec. 7 by way of Jan. 10, 2021
Jacquelin Napal, proprietor of Artwork Angels — the gallery exhibiting the paintings — defined that the piece of drive-by artwork was supposed to offer the general public with some cultural reduction through the coronavirus pandemic:
“Everybody ought to have the chance to view artwork and expertise tradition. We hope bringing poignant works like ˈsä-v(ə-)rən-tē to the group will function a refreshing shift of focus away from our present predicament.”
Final month, the paintings was offered for over $120,000 on the Async Artwork platform, a document for a purely NFT paintings.
The piece additionally received the headline “NFT of the 12 months” award on the 2020 NFT Awards introduced this week.