Famous British painter, Patrick Hughes is about to launch his genesis NFT collection on the MakersPlace platform. He innovated the “reversible technique”, which is why his very first NFT collection on Ethereum is called “Reverspective”. The collection will go live Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. EST.
The ‘Reversible’ collection
The ‘Reverspective’ collection will launch on MakersPlace early next week. The collection consists of two limited editions of 10 entitled ‘Banksy of England’ and ‘Pygmalion’.
MakersPlace helped accelerate digital art and NFTs onto the global stage, with the historic sale of Beeple’s Everydays: The First 5000 Days for $69.3 million in partnership with auction house Christie’s in March 2021. It was the first NFT marketplace to accept both cryptocurrency and fiat payments. .
“Banksy of England” is a set of images that playfully embrace the famous English graffiti artist Banksy. On top of that, the iconic financial institution that sums up the UK economy. The rioter throwing a floral bouquet, the winged Victory of Thermophrace in surveillance camera, even all the images of Banksy, are there to make us think, and rethink, about our society and its norms.
“Pygmalion” conveys yellow doors leading to a serene seascape with blue skies. In the art of Patrick Hughes doors are often used because they look like reverse building movement as they open and close or reveal or conceal. These doors alternately show us the closed doors or the splendid view beyond, depending on our movement and our point of view.
Additionally, the collection includes an open-edition NFT titled “Exhibitionism.” It features several works by legendary artists who inspire Patrick Hughes. With sculptures by Eduardo Paolozzi, Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol. Along with paintings by Wayne Thiebaud, Roy Lichtenstein, Philip Guston and Victor Vasarely, Hughes captures the essence of classic art and well-established artists entering a new world of digital art.
About Patrick Hughes
Patrick Hughes is a famous British artist known for his iconic innovations and visually remarkable experiments. Patrick held his first solo exhibition in 1961 at the Portal Gallery in London. Since then, throughout his career, the now 82-year-old man has created and built his “reverspective” technique. For 25 years, his reversible 3D paintings have been in massive demand. Beyond that, they have been exhibited around the world and featured in numerous public collections.