This hybrid art exhibition 'Portrait of an Era', estimated to be worth in excess of $20 million, will showcase some of the world’s rarest digital NFT creations alongside cutting-edge contemporary mediums and will be open to public in-gallery and available across HOFA's VR mobile and web App HOFA.io
Set to headline are the wildly successful blue-chip NFT collectibles – CryptoPunks, Autoglyphs, Meebits and Fidenza, currently ranked top as the most sought-after cryptoartworks in the world.
Curated alongside sculptural works by Dutch artist Joseph Klibansky as well as canvases by French artist Sepand Danesh who’s works recently feature in the Dubai Expo 2020, the show will also mark the genesis NFT drop by British artists King Nerd.
The show promises rare glimpses of six Sealed Cryptopunks printed as unique lithographs and signed by Larva Labs Co-Founder, John Watkinson. The ‘Sealed’ prefix refers to these rare works being accompanied by a special wax-sealed envelope containing the 12-word ‘seed phrase’ - which grants ownership and irrevocable access to the NFTs online.
Only 24 ‘Sealed Cryptopunks’ of this kind are in existence. With five having recently been auctioned at Sotheby’s, London, four more set to be auctioned this month with Christie’s, Hong Kong, and the rest in private collections; it will be a chance-in-a-lifetime to see the six punks exhibited together at HOFA Gallery.
HOFA’s DIGITAL ART TIMELINE
2018 – HOFA became the first gallery in the world to accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment, available in 21 different cryptocurrencies in partnership with leading exchange Uphold (article by Forbes).
2020 – HOFA launches first-of-its-kind tokenised exhibition in partnership with sister company ARTCELS, promoting accessibility and democratising the acquisition process of fine arts investments (article by Condenast Traveller).
2020 - HOFA launches its own virtual reality program with its own developed technology and is featured as one of the first galleries to launch their virtuality program alongisde Tate Modern, The British Museum and The National Gallery (article by Forbes).
2021 – HOFA launches its inaugural NFT release ‘Pink Flower’ by Zhuang Hong Yi (article by Financial Times).
2021 - HOFA launches the pioneering exhibition ‘Matter and Form’, combining the traditional artwork mediums alongside NFTs by 16 global artists and hosted in partnership with Makers Place, Rarible and Known Origin. It instantly sold out and Jan Kalab’s NFT artwork ‘Lost Ultramatine Shell’ sold for 11.8 ETH (44,000 USD) to high profile Hong Kong based collector - Galen Law Kun (article by Financial Times).
2021 - HOFA launches ‘Portrait of an Era’ billed as the world’s most valuable gallery NFT exhibition ever, with CryptoPunks and BAYC headlining (article by Christie's International).
2021 - HOFA will mint and auction its first set of artworks on its own NFT platform HOFA.io, which is built on the Ethereum Network and founded with sustainable ethics. The HOFA.io platform does not strictly require a crypto wallet to acquire digital art, as the platform accepts multiple forms of payments including cards and wires. This hybrid version has a lower impact on the environment by reducing its carbon footprint. It also opens the NFT space to collectors of every age and background (article by Christie's International).