The artwork, by former MLB player Micah Johnson, will be on display for a month as a work of art in passing.
An interactive artwork by Micah Johnson, a former major league player turned NFT artist, will be on display on a giant electronic billboard in Los Angeles next month.
„ˈSä-v (ə-) rən-tē“ by Micah Johnson (pronounced „sovereignty“) was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and features two African-American children hoping to fulfill their dream of becoming astronauts.
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This is represented by a space suit behind a closed door. Every year, on the children’s birthdays, they approach the door which gradually opens according to the amount of Bitcoin donations (BTC) made by the holders of a non-expendable token version of the artwork.
The artwork will be displayed on the StandardVision billboard on the side of the Courtyard Marriot Hotel on West Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles from December 7 through January 10.
Jacquelin Napal, the owner of Art Angels, the gallery displaying the artwork, explained that the artwork that can be seen from the car Immediate Edge while driving was intended to provide the public with some cultural relief during the coronavirus pandemic:
„Everyone should have the opportunity to see art and experience culture. We hope that bringing poignant works such as ˈsä-v (ə-) rən-tē into the community will serve as a refreshing change of focus away from our current situation.
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Last month, the artwork sold for over USD 120,000 on the Async Art platform, a record for a purely NFT artwork.
The piece also won the „NFT of the Year“ award at the NFT 2020 awards announced this week.