NFT art drop

Tuesday 13th April 
3:30pm PST

The Towel Series

Over 5 years, the Towel Series has been built up to feature 160 of the world’s most well known characters, originally and exclusively for Testino’s Instagram.

Drop date: 14th May
Location: NiftyGateway

A who's who of contemporary culture including: 

Kim Kardashian, Cristiano Ronaldo
, Hailey Bieber, Justin Bieber, Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Pharrell Williams, Britney Spears, Kate Moss, Neymar and many more.

A small initial selection to be released as open editions.

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FAQS

WHAT IS NFT ART?

The ‘blockchain’ technology behind crypto currencies like Bitcoin, means that people can now put unique signatures into digital art pieces to prove authenticity and scarcity. It’s a new digital version of a signature or authenticity certificate you might get with physical art.

It means that digital photos, drawings, gifs, videos etc. are now being collected and traded just like postage stamps, sports cards, classic cars and physical art have been for centuries.

Some websites to buy and sell digital art exploded in popularity, and it appears to be the very beginning of a massive shift in the art market as a whole.

WHAT ARE EDITIONS?

NFT Art is typically released by artists in batches called ‘Drops’. A limited number of copies of each artworks are created, called Editions. Each copy has a unique digital signature to prove it’s scarcity and authenticity. They can be owned and traded on a global marketplace in a secure and easy way. 

An Open Edition is when the artist creates one edition for any collector that chooses to buy one within a specific time window. When the time window passes, no more copies will be made. The scarcity of the work is therefore determined by the market demand at the time rather than the artist. 

How many of each artwork exist, the owner’s unique ID and it’s sale price is all publicly available information.

About Mario Testino

Mario Testino OBE is widely regarded as one of the most influential fashion and portrait photographers of our times. He has documented subjects from A-list stars, supermodels and artists, to subjects that he has encountered throughout his travels, from magnificent cities by night to mysterious landscapes and private soirees.

Testino’s work has been exhibited at museums around the world, among them the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Shanghai Art Museum, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, the Metropolitan Museum in Tokyo and more than sixteen books have been published on his work.

In 2002, Testino's solo exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London was the most visited exhibition the gallery had ever held.

Solo exhibitions of his work have been presented at galleries and auction houses such as Phillips, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Timothy Taylor Gallery, and most recently Hamiltons Gallery. In September 2020, a Testino print from a sold-out edition of 2 + 2 APs sold for a record £225,000 at Phillips.

Alongside his 40-year practice as a photographer, Testino is a creative director, museum founder, art collector, fine art collaborator and entrepreneur.

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Four iconic portraits reimagined

Four of  the most iconic portraits from Mario Testino’s forty year career as the world's most renowned fashion and portrait photographer, reimagined as digital art collectables.

Drop date: Tuesday 13th April at 3:30pm PST
Location: MakersPlace

FROM THE ARTIST

“This is an opportunity to reach a new audience, experiment with motion and complement my gallery shows, books and exhibitions. 

I’m excited to be pushing forward this dramatic new chapter for the art world, which could revolutionise so much. 

As an art collector for 30 years, I see so much promise in this for artists and collectors, it opens up so many possibilities. At one point photography wasn’t considered fine art by the art world, look how things have changed. This evolution will be quicker and even more fantastic.” 

MARIO TESTINO

HOW DO I BUY THESE NFTS?

The first drop will be on MakersPlace on 13th April. The second drop will follow a month later on 14th April on Nifty Gateway.

We recommend researching the NFT art market to prepare ahead of the drop. Then sign up to MakersPlace and Nifty Gateway to get ready for the drops.

HOW MUCH WILL THEY COST?

Pricing will start at $499. Payment can be made in USD or Ether.

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  • Kate Moss, London, 2002. Edition of one.

  • Gisele Bündchen, Rio De Janeiro, 1998. Edition of ten.

  • Amber ValettaRio De Janeiro, 1997. Fifteen minute open edition.

  • Cara Delevingne, New York, 2014. Fifteen minute open edition.

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