🚪 How generative AI and NFTs are affecting the art scene
A collection by Kaloh
We're excited to share that we've now launched! 🚀 Frontdoor is an AI librarian that lets you curate knowledge on the internet, automatically organise it, and explore a rabbit hole of content from the best builders around you
We're gifting some pretty special NFTs 👀 to our earliest curators - join the club: https://www.frontdoor.xyz/
For those of you who haven't heard, Kaloh is a big name in generative art. Kaloh runs the number one AI and generative art newsletter on substack (kaloh.xyz), alongside the Blind Gallery, an awesome community where lesser known artists are anonymously curated and allowed to contribute to an AI / Generative art NFT collection. We asked Kaloh to curate their favourite tweets, articles and readings from across the generative AI and NFT scene 👇
1/ @SableRaph, on the context of computational art
I believe that successful #generativeArt collectors will be the ones who understand the history of computer art 🤓 Here are some good reads / coffee table conversation starters to get you started. A thread 🧵 https://t.co/3JERjopSoB
— Raphaël de Courville (he/him) 𓅬 (@sableRaph)
Aug 17, 2021
Kaloh: Fantastic thread about generative and computer books, that due to NFTs being a fantastic distribution medium for this type of art, are more relevant than ever.
2/ @mwiederrecht on her charity work, facilitated by NFT sales
It has started today, people! The school in Sudan being built with charity money collected from Sudfah has started construction today 😍. More details *and pics* in this thread⬇️ 1/11 https://t.co/AJqheHZjga
— Melissa Wiederrecht (@mwiederrecht)
Aug 25, 2022
Kaloh: Artist Melissa Wiederrecht built a school in Sudan from charity money collected via her NFT art sales
3/ Teia, on a marketplace built by artists, for artists
📰 Teia Newsletter #15 - March 2023 📰
In this month's newsletter, we have big news about Teia's incorporation as a non-profit DAO, a new call for participation in #TezQuakeAid, a look at our new UI, and upcoming art events!
Read the full article here: https://t.co/IBWq0yGllt
— Teia Community (@TeiaCommunity)
Mar 26, 2023
Kaloh: Teia is a community owned marketplace that runs on Tezos. This is fantastic as thanks to DAOs, the community can push forward this marketplace prioritising what’s better for artists and collectors, and not to make profit.
1/ Shira Wolfe, A History of Art Dealing
Kaloh: I found this article while researching art dealing in the trad art world history. Although the article doesn’t mention NFTs, I found super exciting that thanks to digital objects everyone can be an art dealer.
🤖 Frontdoor Summary: The history of art dealing traces back to the Italian Renaissance and has since evolved into a complex ecosystem with art dealers playing a pivotal role. Art dealers are art lovers, connoisseurs, and savvy businesspeople who buy, sell, and consign art, shaping the industry throughout the centuries. Key figures include Paul Durand-Ruel, who championed the Impressionists; Ambroise Vollard, who supported emerging artists like Picasso and Matisse; Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, a pioneer of Cubism; and Peggy Guggenheim, who founded the Art of this Century gallery in New York and launched the careers of many Abstract Expressionists.
2/ Painter Lee Mullican’s Pioneering 1987 Digital Art Released via Tezos NFTs
Kaloh: This article introduces a new series of paintings that date back to the 80s, created by Lee Mullican using the computers. It is exciting to see that after 30 years, this series found a natural home in the NFT art scene
🤖Frontdoor Summary: This article discuses Feral Files release of "LeeMullican.PCX," a collection of 12 digital pieces created by late artist Lee Mullican in 1987. Each piece, made using the PC Paintbrush app on an IBM 5170, has been tokenized as an NFT on the Tezos blockchain. Feral File and Mullican's estate minted 20 editions of each piece, selling them as a bundle for $2,400 or individually for $200 each. Mullican's early digital work demonstrates his pioneering spirit in the digital art realm, with his contributions helping pave the way for future generations of digital artists and the rise of tokenized artwork.
Tryst by Ana Maria Caballero released via AlexandriaLabs.xyz
Kaloh: I selected this book because it’s an example how poetry and publishing can be adapted to the NFT medium. In this case, award winning poet Ana Maria Caballero, released the second edition of her book through an emerging Web 3 publishing platform.
🤖Frontdoor Summary: "Tryst" is a fiction collection by Ana María Caballero that comprises three short stories. The book provides glimpses into the poetic and expansive inner lives of three women, each rooted in a different Brooklyn neighborhood. The stories explore themes of love, loss, and the in-between moments that make up their lives. Caballero's work delves into the complexities of the characters' desires for freedom and the beauty found in the endurance delivered by failure.
Another exciting thing about the book is that it was actually released as an NFT collection with one of a kind book covers, as I am sure you noticed above.
There is a massive paradigm shift happening in the art world, the stereotype of a "starving artist" represents less of the community than ever before. NFTs are allowing artists to take the power back from art collectors. They can mint the NFTs themselves, and profit from secondary markets. Along side this, AI is reducing the time & effort to create art. This has been great for the community as a whole so far, and it looks set to continue!
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