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Micah Johnson’s Artwork To Display For A Month As A Piece Of Drive-By Art

Former Major League Baseball player turned NFT artist Micah Johnson’s artwork will display for a month as a piece of drive-by art on a giant electronic billboard in Los Angeles.

It has been reported that Johnson’s “ˈsä-v(ə-)rən-tē” (pronounced “sovereignty”) was inspired by the “Black Lives Matter” movement and features two African American boys hoping to fulfill their dream of becoming astronauts.

However, this is represented by a spacesuit behind a closed door. Each year on the boys’ birthdays, they move closer to the gradually opening door by depending on the amount of Bitcoin (BTC) donations made by holders of a nonfungible token version of the artwork.

Award-winning, record-breaking #NFT artwork by @Micah_Johnson3 is being displayed for a month on a giant public billboard in downtown LA — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) December 11, 2020

The artwork will be displayed on the StandardVision billboard on the side of the Courtyard Marriot hotel on West Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles from December 7 through January 10, 2021.

Jacquelin Napal, the owner of Art Angels, the gallery showing the artwork, explained that the piece of drive-by art was intended to provide the public with some cultural relief during the coronavirus pandemic.

Napal added:

“Everyone should have the opportunity to view art and experience culture. We hope bringing poignant works like ˈsä-v(ə-)rən-tē to the community will serve as a refreshing shift of focus away from our current predicament.”

Last month, the artwork was sold for over $120,000 on the Async Art platform, a record for a purely NFT artwork.

Thus, the piece also won the headline “NFT of the Year” award at the 2020 NFT Awards.

Source: Cointelegraph



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