The new BOOKDROP OPEN EDITION NFT of “CRYPTO ART – Begins” is coming to Nifty Gateway, the book that tells the story and evolution of Crypto Art through the works of 50 of the movement’s most representative artists.
The BOOKDROP OPEN EDITION NFT of “CRYPTO ART – Begins” will be available from Monday, October 17th at 6:30 PM ET (00:30 AM Italian time on October 18th) on Nifty Gateway, giving collectors the opportunity to receive the physical book 1 year in advance.
“CRYPTO ART – Begins” is the first Phygital book born from an idea and project of The NFT Magazine, monthly magazine to be read and collected on Ethereum, which has the aim also to support young and talented Crypto Artists.
That’s why, on the occasion of the second drop on Nifty Gateway of the BOOKDROP OPEN EDITION NFT, together with the Readers Gallery of The NFT Magazine, a public CALL for young and visionary Crypto Artists who believe in the future of Web3 and Digital Art was launched and just ended.
Over 60 thousand votes from around the world to select 100 finalists who will be featured on The NFT Magazine’s SPECIAL NFT COVER for this drop only.
By collecting the BOOKDROP OPEN EDITION NFT of “CRYPTO ART – Begins”, collectors will have the right to receive – 1 year before the release in bookstores – the physical Bookstore edition directly at their doorstep, as well as receiving another random NFT created by one of the 100 young Crypto Artists selected through the public call.
The book “CRYPTO ART – Begins”
“CRYPTO ART – Begins” is an innovative book, which finds its way onto the shelves of the best bookstores, bookshops and museums around the world, as well as in the Metaverse, with a virtual reality exhibition of all the artists involved accessible thanks to an NFT, which every reader will find inside the book and can redeem for free.
The book tells the story of the exciting Crypto Art movement through the history and works of 50 crypto artists – including HACKATAO, Refik Anadol, Kevin Abosch, Osinachi, Federico Clapis, Giant Swan, DADA.Art – who have contributed to the birth and are part with their NFTs – Non Fungible Tokens – of the present and future of this new world.
For the first time, the volume “CRYPTO ART – Begins” focuses on the artists, the works, the collectors, the curatorship, what has happened and what will happen.
For this reason Andrea Concas – Founder of The NFT Magazine – theorizes and defines the “Crypto Art System” with which we go beyond technological solutions, identifying its protagonists, together with the dynamics behind this revolution between community, digital platforms and artists.
For The NFT Magazine, curator Eleonora Brizi – a pioneer of the movement well before the media boom – talks to 50 artists to discover their works through interviews that reveal the visions, aspirations, complexities and limits of a world that is yet to be discovered.
But when does the history of Crypto Art begin? Is it already possible to talk about the past of Crypto Art to understand what is happening today?
Inside the book “CRYPTO ART – Begins” there is a special contribution written by Martin L. Ostachowski, Artist and Historian of Crypto Art, with which to retrace the salient stages of an artistic movement still in the making.
So why collect Crypto Art? This question was asked to fifty passionate collectors who believe in and support the movement, and are an active part of the Crypto Art Community. In the pages of “CRYPTO ART – Begins” you can find the answers of collectors from all over the world: here are 50 great reasons to start collecting Crypto Art!
From 06:30 PM ET on OCTOBER 17 (00:30 on October 18 Italian time), collectors will be able to buy the NFT BOOKSTORE EDITION of “CRYPTO ART – Begins”, at the price of 199$.
Overall, there will be 5 drops of 15-days each that feature the NFT of 20 young international Crypto Artists out of the 100 highly talented ones chosen by the Community.
With the purchase of the NFT you can:
- Receive the Bookstore physical edition of the book before distribution in bookstores, with no additional shipping costs
- Access to events, shows and private initiatives with artists, partners and curators
- Access to physical events, in the Metaverse and inside the Readers Club, the reserved area for the holders of The NFT Magazine
- Benefit on upcoming issues of The NFT Magazine
How it works
The Drop will take place on Nifty Gateway, one of the world’s leading Crypto Art platforms.
After the closing of the drop, Collectors will immediately know which random NFT they got from one of the 20 featured Crypto Artists, and will redeem the physical BOOKSTORE EDITION hardcover version by filling out a form with shipping details.
CRYPTO ART, we are only at the beginning…
ANGIE TAYLOR – ANNE SPALTER – BARD IONSON – BRENDAN DAWES – DADA.ART – DANGIUZ – DAVID YOUNG – DOTPIGEON – ESPEN KLUGE – FABIO GIAMPIETRO – FEDERICO CLAPIS – GEORGE BOYA – GIANT SWAN – GIOVANNI MOTTA – GISEL FLOREZ – GORDON BERGER – GUS GRILLASCA – HACKATAO – HELENA SARIN – ILAN KATIN – JESSE DRAXLER – JIVINCI – KEVIN ABOSCH – LAPIN MIGNON – LAWRENCE LEE – LULU XXX – MARTIN L. OSTACHOWSKI – MATTIA CUTTINI – MBSJQ – MOXARRA – NANU BERKS – NORMAN HARMAN – OPERATOR – OSINACHI – PASCAL BOYART – PINDAR VAN ARMAN – RARE PEPE – REFIK ANADOL – REINHARD SCHMID – RHEA MYERS – ROBNESS – SARAH MEYOHAS – SKEENEE – SKYGOLPE – SOFIA CRESPO – SPARROW – STELLABELLE – THE VERSEVERSE – TRAVIS LEROY SOUTHWORTH – TREVOR JONES
The NFT Magazine
The book “Crypto Art – Begins” was born from the vision and experience of The NFT Magazine, the first monthly magazine to read and collect about Ethereum.
The NFT Magazine is distributed as a limited edition exclusively in NFT form where each issue has a collectible NFT cover in collaboration with top international crypto artists.
Today all issues are sold out and celebrated with covers the works of artists such as HACKATAO, COLDIE, REFIK ANADOL, DANGIUZ, ANTONI TUDISCO, SEERLIGHT, TOOMUCHLAG, SKYGOLPE, GIOVANNI MOTTA, OSINACHI and VEXX.
With The NFT Magazine you can discover the biggest players in the Crypto world, market trends, rankings and expert advice.
All the collectors of the covers of The NFT Magazine can access the “Readers Club”, to participate in the design of the next issues by choosing the topics to be covered, rankings, interviews and artists of the covers, thus becoming protagonists of the next issues.
The founders of The NFT Magazine – Art Rights and The Cryptonomist, with their partners – are passionate about Crypto and Art, as they have been working in the Art-Tech, Fintech and Blockchain industries since 2016.
Today we have the largest Community in Italy and among the largest in Europe for CryptoArt, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain, with partner magazines exceeding 1.5 million page views per month.