The NFT Magazine: the new CryptoArt Monograph with Joshua Davis
The NFT Magazine presents the second volume of CryptoArt Monograph with the OG Generative Artist Joshua Davis, carefully curated by art collector, curator and appraiser Ronnie K. Pirovino.
The new CryptoArt Monograph, along with the #02 Issue 2k23 of The NFT Magazine will be available with a double drop from 6th February 2023 at 6,30 PM ET, both on Nifty Gateway, with the COVER DROP and BookDrop NFT for ONE WEEK.
The BookDrop NFT is associated with a physical #CryptoArtMonograph Book, a limited edition art catalog that contains unpublished curated texts to discover his art, to be redeemed the physical book within one year only with the NFT.
Only for this occasion, the artist has created an UNPUBLISHED ARTWORK associated with the physical book and Cover of the #02Issue of The NFT Magazine, both collectibles.
With “CryptoArt Monograph”, The NFT Magazine aims to overcome the boundaries of Web3 publishing at your home as in the metaverse.
The #02 Joshua Davis | CryptoArt Monograph is an unexpected beautiful trip inside one of the last generative art projects of the OG Generative Artist: V01D.
#02 CryptoArt Monograph | Joshua Davis curated by Ronnie K. Pirovino
Joshua Davis is often referred to as a ‘legend’ in the digital art space.
His history of pushing the boundaries of generative, programmatic art is unquestionable. His code symphonies are operatic. The V01D codebase is one of his masterpieces that has yielded a body of artwork that is vital, arresting and gorgeous. The artwork is a glorious fusion of creativity, both human and machine. As a painter, turned programmer, computation became a way to amplify his vision. Animation and interaction presented yet another frontier. NFTs have become the ultimate way to encapsulate and archive his work, having been extremely prolific in the evolution of largely temporal interactive media on the Internet when he became famous as Praystation and won a Golden Nica from the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria.
An influence for generations of digital artists and designers, Davis has a lasting legacy. The V01D codebase is a project that’s grown and mutated over nearly a decade.
A prominent icon in generative art, Davis has started to focus on his own history, aiming towards a career retrospective. This monograph is a step into creating a comprehensive catalog raisonné of his career. A book is essential to adequately cement his place in the pantheon of iconic artists. The V01D is the main subject, as this series is properly celebrated and commemorated.
The CryptoArt Monograph by The NFT Magazine
The time has come to tell the great Crypto Artists, their history, their artistic research, their digital works of art, and the platforms and metaverses where they operate.
The CryptoArt Monograph series by The NFT Magazine was created in collaboration with the most important and visionary curators to narrate and “timestamp” the evolution of Crypto Art to the present day over time.
After the great international success of the book “CRYPTO ART – Begins” born on an idea and project by The NFT Magazine, published by Rizzoli, the international magazine continues the work of research and curatorship on the world of Crypto Art, yet to be discovered.
Thanks to CryptoArt Monograph, The NFT Magazine reveal every month the great protagonists of the digital art scene in the WEB3.
Each Artist creates an unpublished NFT associated with his/her Monograph to be read and collected, with the possibility to redeem a limited edition physical book to overcome the boundaries of Web3 publishing at your home as in the metaverse.
A single smart contract for Crypto Artists, Curators and Publishers to build the history and foundations of CryptoArt.
The NFT Magazine
The NFT Magazine is a monthly online Magazine that is distributed in a limited edition exclusively in the form of NFT, to be read and collected on the Ethereum Blockchain since 2021.
Collect the NFT Covers created by the major international Crypto Artists to read the NFT Magazine.
With the NFT COVER, the collectors can join the exclusive “Readers Club” reserved area, to read the Magazine, design and choose the content of the next Issues and get more benefits.
Moreover, the Readers Club Members can support and collect new and talented Crypto Artists with the Readers Gallery. Each month, the holders will be able to choose and collect 3 artists with a symbolic price starting from $1 up to $50.
Joshua Davis, also known as Praystation, was born in San Diego in 1971. He is a New York-based artist, technologist, author and designer in algorithmic image making and animation since 1990, best known as the creator of praystation.com which he used to exhibit new design work and experiments using code, was one of the first to offer open source files for download.
For his project Praystation, Davis won the Prix Ars Electronica 2001 Golden Nica in the category “Net Vision/Net Excellence, the highest honor in international net art and design.
Joshua is also acclaimed for his role in designing the visualization of IBM’s Watson, the intelligent computer program capable of answering questions, for the quiz show Jeopardy.
He is renowned for pioneering an original method of computational, generative-art known as dynamic abstraction.
Joshua’s work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern (London), the Ars Electronica (Austria), the Design Museum (London), le Centre Pompidou (France), the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), PS.1 MoMA (New York), the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the ICA London, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and more.
Ronnie K. Pirovino
Ronnie K. Pirovino is a widely recognized art collector, curator and appraiser; these pursuits have evolved to encompass numerous entrepreneurial projects including the Web3 space.
Notably, after his collection grew to international prominence, he departed a successful career in digital advertising to focus on his passion for art. For the past three years, he has partnered with Christie’s on an ongoing series of ground-breaking auction sales, called Trespassing.
With his curatorial prowess being evident, new exhibitions and special projects are in constant development. From speaking to writing, the innovative convergent space of contemporary art and digital technologies is a major focal point.
On Instagram, his verified account @pirovino shares his collection and various endeavors to a wide range of audiences. He holds a B.S. in Communications from Northwestern University.
Le sue doti curatoriali gli permettono di sviluppare costantemente nuove mostre e progetti speciali. L’innovativo spazio convergente dell’arte contemporanea e delle tecnologie digitali è un importante punto focale su cui si focalizzano o suoi testi e i suoi interventi.
Su Instagram, con il suo account @pirovino condivide la sua collezione e i suoi progetti. Ha conseguito un B.S. in Comunicazioni dalla Northwestern University.