Sardinia is burning and in this Dante-esque inferno, the cultural association The AB Factory, with the invaluable participation of Antonio Marras, the Italian duo HACKATAO, one of the world’s best-known crypto artists, and many other international artists, have made their digital works available in the form of NFTs to support the island affected by the violent fire.
For the very first time, Antonio Marras enters the world of NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens) with a three-piece set of works and his little sheep “Lussu”, whose name is inspired by the writer and politician Emilio Lussu and the municipality of Santu Lussurgiu, which becomes the icon of this artistic awareness campaign with a “flock” of 500 digital works to colour Sardinia.
On the digital.artrights.me platform, it is possible to purchase a selection of NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens) – digital works to collect, each of which can be traced back to a digital certificate that ensures their absolute uniqueness – or make a free donation via PayPal or cryptocurrency.
The entire proceeds will be donated to the non-profit organization “Effetto Palla” of Oristano for local animals and to the municipality of Santu Lussurgiu, one of the worst affected.
Among the many artists who took part in the project: Michele Ardu, Valérie Biet, Giuseppina Bacci, Federico Cecchin, Andrea Crespi, Alberto Maria Colombo, Noah D’Alessandro, Emanuele Dascanio, Simon Dee, Francesco Giuliani, Andrea Gola, HACKATAO, Antonio Marras, ManuInvisible, Giovanni Motta, Renzo Nucara, Paola Pinna, Pongo 3D, Caterina Quartana, Rebis The Artist, Alessandro Risuleo, RooBè, WAARP.
The initiative was realized on the Digital Art Rights platform with the support of prestigious partners and professionals who immediately took action in favour of the island such as Art Rights, Phygi.io, Artuu Magazine, The Cryptonomist, DeFi Today, The Swiss Blockchain Consortium and Marco Rubino of Musebbi.
“I hope that Art can restore and bring colur where now everything is black! – says Andrea Concas CEO and Founder Art Rights – We want Art to be present in this tragic moment, even the most innovative kind of art”.
About AB FACTORY
AB Factory is a cultural association open to confrontation, meeting, support of art, culture, artists, creativity and experimentation, in search of art that is accessible to everyone. AB Factory Cultural Association aims at cultural, artistic, creative growth, qualification, professional, social and artistic improvement of its members in the fields of art, culture, entertainment, history, literature, tourism, animation, communication and cultural heritage in general; the realization, practice and enhancement of initiatives and services for culture, arts, entertainment, as well as the dissemination and promotion of activities throughout the country. The Association promotes and organizes non-profit artistic, cultural, musical, theatrical, recreational, cinematographic, animation and psychological wellbeing events, and participates in them with its members when promoted and organized by other associations as well as public and private bodies; it promotes and organizes conventions, debates, internships, conferences, competitions and awards. It promotes and organizes refresher and advanced training courses, painting, sculpture, prints, graphic arts, photography and animation, art therapy, as well as cinema, writing, music, singing, fashion, acting, dance and others related to the generality of arts and expression.
The DIGITAL ART RIGHTS platform
Art Rights is the first platform to support the management and certification of works of art on the Blockchain to protect artists, collectors and professionals with the largest Italian Art Tech community. It supports artists in creating their own NFTs with the major platforms and marketplaces, assisting them – thanks to a pool of experts – from a legal and fiscal point of view and in the promotion of their drops by breaking down the technological barriers to market access.