Richard Bernstein Megastars Collection
On April 10th, ROVE, DMINTI and The Estate of Richard Bernstein will launch a historic collection of iconic Bernstein images, titled Richard Bernstein’s Megastars, on the Solana blockchain. These special NFTs can be stored in the Rove World app, forming a community around the collection that can participate in Rove’s broader ecosystem. As part of the collection, 50 of these iconic images will be inscribed on the Bitcoin blockchain, where they’ll remain as digital artifacts for all of history. Lucky collectors who mint the rare “gold” versions through Rove will receive the corresponding Bitcoin inscription alongside the physical print of the work. Through this activation, the Richard Bernstein Estate will be the first artist estate to inscribe digital artifacts on Bitcoin, establishing a precedent for how fine art can be authenticated on the most decentralized and secure ledger. To celebrate the launch of both of these activations, DMINTI and ROVE will host an event showcasing the works during NFT NYC 2023, successfully bridging the physical and digital worlds of art.
DMINTI and Rove are thrilled to mint Bernstein’s works on the blockchain as Phil Hoelting, Rove Partner noted, “When the opportunity to work with the Estate of Richard Bernstein to bring these iconic images to the blockchain, and to inscribe them as some of the first on Bitcoin, came to us, it made sense due to Richard being one of the first digital artists with his practice utilizing the Quantel Paintbox to create Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine covers. The works represent icons of the worlds of film, fashion, music, art, literature, and the overall cultural scene of the time, reflecting the fields that we are currently exploring new ways to support with technology we’ve built here at Rove.” DMINTI is inviting new audiences to engage with Richard Bernstein’s work through advanced technologies as DMINTI’s CEO Carola Jain explains, “We are delighted to invite new generations to appreciate Richard’s iconic images of America’s Pop Era. Warhol and Bernstein helped shape the visual culture of our current digital landscape. We are honored to help monumentalize Richard Bernstein’s work on the blockchain and exhibit his work in our Metaverse.”