NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE). art from established and emerging artists. The first to be offered by Valmorbida and curator Jordan Watts is Keo-Xmen, available in November. A new artist will be featured every month. The next two months will feature other industry icons Vahid Sharifian (December) and Nunca (January).
Along with the deployment of the artist, River-Labs announced the launch of river-labs.io, through which his Global Mint Pass and Card of founders will be available. Fans and collectors can register now for early information, notifications and access. With the passes, members get access to exclusive gifts from heavyweight artists, 1:1 hands-on digital and physical generative art, and access to members-only parties and events. FoundersCard holders will also receive access to River-Labs Physical Club in Brooklyn with exclusive amenities.
Famous Brooklyn graffiti/street artist Blake Letham, or Keo-Xmen, began his career in 1979 and became one of New York’s most prominent street artists of the 1980s, along with Futura, Hambleton, Haring and Basquiat, and is credited as a major influence on Kaws and contemporary music. daytime graffiti movement as a whole. As a forerunner of the street art movement represented by Retna, Futura and copyright holder Richard Hambleton, Valmorbida recognized the influence of Keo-Xmen and other artists available at River-Labs.
Vahid SharifyanInfused with surrealism and sexuality, the artist’s work has been exhibited around the world and at institutions such as the Chelsea Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Gwangju National Museum, and the Dan Free Center for Contemporary Art in Denmark. In 2015, his work was presented in the Iranian Pavilion of the 56th Venice Biennale.
From Sao Paulo, Brazil, Francisco Rodriguez da Silva or “Nunca” is one of the most famous international street artists in the world and the youngest artist to exhibit in a major exhibition at the Tate Modern in London.
“River-Labs combines culture and utility in the world of art” Valmorbida commented “It empowers the creative community and offers new and established contemporary artists a great opportunity to seamlessly enter the growing market by acting as an incubator and storing their assets on the blockchain, allowing collectors who might not otherwise be able to afford original fine art to enjoy their own unique a generative work of art. The ability to own generative physical artwork on canvas from River-Labs artists is an industry first, as is the ability for collectors and artists to interact in physical spaces like our Brooklyn Club. We have also decided to accept credit cards in addition to cryptocurrency to make art accessible to everyone.”
Unlike any other offering currently available in the Web3 space, River-Labs will manage and offer established and emerging artists a platform that creates a long-term digital presence while preserving their legacy and value in both the physical and digital art worlds . River-Labs offers automated distribution of royalties to artists and allows artwork owners to rent display rights in metaverse and virtual reality platforms.
In addition, Valmorbida aims to establish River-Labs, a non-profit organization to provide art education grants and opportunities for emerging artists, in line with his many philanthropic efforts.
River-Labs is a digital marketplace that preserves art history and curates cultural programs for collective ecospheres based on contemporary and urban art. River-Labs will manage and offer established and emerging artists a platform that enhances their relevance and ensures a long-term digital presence, preserving their legacy in both the physical and digital art worlds. River-labs.io.