New York, USA, 10 April 2023, Chainwire
Babylon x NYC, an exhibition of over 100 physical and digital works of art, will take place in New York City on April 12-13, 2023. The exhibition, curated by Babylon – a Web3 gallery specializing in primary sales of NFT editions – will present the works of the 30 founding artists of the project, well known for their impact on the NFT art space.
Also featuring, as exclusive highlights to the exhibitionare works by prominent Armenian artist Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, whose first Ethereum drop will be hosted on Babylon, and – for the first time on public display – the personal collection of Babylon founder Paruyr Shahbazyan.
Babylon’s founding artists include mainstream designers like Rik Oostenbroek, who over a 20-year career has worked with Mercedes-Benz, Apple and Nike; Archan Nair, whose work has been featured in Rolling Stone and Vogue, and Terrell Jones, whose pieces inspired by gangster films have been auctioned off at Sotheby’s.
The team and the founding artists will be on hand to present this new NFT platform, which intends to become the home of NFT publishing, during the opening night on April 12. Babylon x NYC will then open to the public on April 13.
Babylon is a passion project of founder Shahbazyan. He dubbed it his ikigai, a Japanese concept that means “your reason for being”. Shahbazyan is considered one of the largest and most followed independent NFT collectors, whose collection is estimated at around 4,000 ETH and features rare and valuable pieces such as a 3D Glass Hoodie Punk, a Spiral Fidenza and a Red Ringer.
He explains the importance of the Babylon x NYC exhibition:
“Art has always held a special part of me, but I wanted to make an impact in the space rather than remain purely a collector.”
“The emergence of NFTs has provided an opportunity to change and democratize the art world much as printmaking did in the 18th century. Babylon is bringing new edition-based sales mechanisms that will create a world of fairly distributed and open to all.
Babylon x NYC Public Exhibition Tickets Are Available hereand the exhibition booklet is available for consultation here.
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(image 1) Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, Self Isolation IV (2021), exhibited at Babylon x NYC (image 2) Rik Oostenbroek, The Indecisive (2023), NFT, exhibited at Babylon x NYC
Launched in January 2023, Babylon is a Web3 gallery specializing in first-sales NFT editions, created and run by a consortium of Founding Artists and collectors. Our vision is to make selling and collecting art accessible to everyone, amplifying the intrinsically democratic medium that is publishing through a flexible listing model and diverse selling mechanisms.