SuperRare Art Market Weekly Report

March 29 – April 4

Weekly recap of the 10 highest digital art sales on SuperRare.

#10 #07. Subway station by @mrmisang was collected by @pmorales for $148,951

07. Subway station
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Work slaves, Work!!! -Animated version of Mr Misang’s original series, [Modern Life Is Rubbish]

#9 AI Generated Nude Portrait #7 Frame #166 by @videodrome was collected by @pixelvault_ for $169,944

AI Generated Nude Portrait #7 Frame #166
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Artwork generated by a GAN trained on thousands of nude portrait oil paintings.

#8 World & Friend – May 15th, 1950 by @time was collected by @3fmusic for $176,691

TIME World & Friend – May 15th, 1950
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Having lived and worked in Atlanta, the home of Coca-Cola, for nearly 20 years, this is my favorite TIME cover and the only one I have hanging in my house. – D.W. Pine, Creative Director, TIME. This iconic May 15th, 1950 cover of TIME was painted by Russian artist Boris Artzybasheff, who was an influential member of the “Golden Age” of TIME illustrated covers in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Called the “ABCs” – Artzybasheff, Ernest Hamlin Baker and Boris Chaliapin – the prolific trio produced more than 900 TIME covers and created a style that gave the publication character, strength and personality. Artzybasheff painted more than 200 covers from 1941 until his death in 1965, including “World & Friend,” which served to illustrate a 4,000-word cover story on the rising influence of Coca-Cola around the world. As TIME wrote: “people almost everywhere are buying it as if it were the biggest glass of ambrosia in the world for a nickel. Actually, according to the official and modest definition of its makers, it is only “a soft drink . . . best described as delicious and refreshing.” Its name, of course, is Coca-Cola.”

#7 Obey Ideal Power Mural by @obeygiant was collected by @batsoupyum for $178,225

Obey Ideal Power Mural
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“The Obey Ideal Power mural NFT explores different incarnations of power and asks the viewer to consider the negative impacts of certain forms of power and the social and environmental benefits of other forms of power. The work intends to provoke an honest analysis of power that should be reformed or regulated because of the damage it causes and encouragement to value the power that aligns with and perpetuates one’s ideals.” The NFT carries a Verisart Fair Trade Art Certificate and Shepard Fairey will be personally donating 25% or a minimum of $25,000 of the proceeds to Amnesty International to support their important human rights efforts. American artist Shepard Fairey had changed the way people see art and the urban landscape. Over his career, his work has evolved into an acclaimed body of art, including the 2008 “Hope” portrait of Barack Obama. His works are in the permanent collections of the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, MoMA, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and many others. Verisart Certified: https://verisart.com/works/shepard-fairey-99a3f596-df69-459b-ab6d-78bcaffb1508 (c) 2021 Obey Giant Art, Inc.

#6 The Telephone Man – February 23, 1959 by @time was collected by @mondoir1 for $196,306

TIME The Telephone Man – February 23, 1959
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“With coils of wires and a corded rotary telephone, artist Boris Artzybasheff transformed the telephone man into an influential giant stretching across the land in the late 1950s.” – D.W. Pine, Creative Director of TIME. For the Feb. 23, 1959 cover, the Russian-born artist expertly utilized his gift of bringing machines to life. As TIME wrote in a 4,000-word story on American Telephone and Telegraph, one of the world’s largest companies at the time: “In the U.S., the telephone man has installed 66,600,000 phones, more than half of the 117,800,000 in the world. Each day in the U.S., 245 million telephone conversations hum over the wires, more than 500 calls a year for every person. At any second of the business day, more than 2,000,000 people are talking on U.S. phones. What do they talk about?” Artzybasheff was part of the golden age of TIME illustrated covers in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, called the “ABCs” – Artzybasheff, Ernest Hamlin Baker and Boris Chaliapin. The trio produced 900 TIME covers and created a style that gave the publication character, strength and personality. Artzybasheff painted more than 200 covers from 1941 until his death in 1965.

#5 The Computer in Society – April 2nd, 1965 by @time was collected by @justinsun for $209,736

TIME The Computer in Society – April 2nd, 1965
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“Artist Boris Artzybasheff had the incredible gift for drawing personality into complex machines. From telephones to bulldozers; space satellites to computers, he brought life to the machinery of the 1950s and 60s.” – D.W. Pine, Creative Director of TIME. For the April 2, 1965 cover on “The Computer in Society,” the Russian-born artist painted an energetic life-like machine with an oversized brain, eagerly being fed punch cards and data from the workers beneath it. It was one of the first TIME covers to introduce a machine that “is beginning to affect the very fabric of society.” As TIME wrote in the 5,000-word cover story: “swept forward by a great wave of technology, of which the computer is the ultimate expression, human society is surely headed for some deep-reaching changes.” Arztybasheff was part of the golden age of TIME illustrated covers in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, called the “ABCs” – Artzybasheff, Ernest Hamlin Baker and Boris Chaliapin. The trio produced 900 TIME covers and created a style that gave the publication character, strength and personality. Artzybasheff painted more than 200 covers from 1941 until his death in 1965.

#4 Amateur Photographer – November 2nd, 1953 by @time was collected by @3fmusic for $219,018

TIME Amateur Photographer – November 2nd, 1953
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“It’s been said that ‘every two minutes, humans take more photos than ever existed in total 150 years ago.’ What I love about this image by [artist Boris] Artzybasheff is he shifted the focus to the person behind the lens. And while the cover is from nearly 70 years ago, the image and coverline “Everyman his own artist” certainly applies to every person with a cellphone today.” – D.W. Pine, Creative Director of TIME Using his trademark style of transforming everyday machines into personalities, Artzybasheff drew a curious “amateur photographer” out of a camera, flash, bag and “strappy” arms. As TIME wrote in the cover story: “Americans are wrapped in photographs. They are caught up (as one photographer put it) in a “fever of reality.” Just when and how this fever produces true art has been debated almost since the first daguerreotype appeared more than a century ago.” Artzybasheff was part of the golden age of TIME illustrated covers in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, called the “ABCs” – Artzybasheff, Ernest Hamlin Baker and Boris Chaliapin. The trio produced 900 TIME covers and created a style that gave the publication character, strength and personality. Artzybasheff painted more than 200 covers from 1941 until his death in 1965.

#3 #08. Packed subway by @mrmisang was collected by @gblsts for $232,538

08. Packed subway
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They hate each other for various reasons. Complex, complex. Scenery of every typical morning. -Animated version of Mr Misang’s original series, [Modern Life Is Rubbish]

#2 Space Exploration – January 19th, 1959 by @time was collected by @3fmusic for $249,196

TIME Space Exploration – January 19th, 1959
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“Ten years before man landed on the moon, [artist Boris] Artzybasheff whimsically imagined what the moon would think seeing humans for the first time. I love the expressive look he captured out of craters and space dust.” – D.W. Pine, Creative Director of TIME Imagining the moon with a personified satellite recording its every movement, Artzybasheff drew an out of this world terrestrial scene for the Jan. 19, 1959 cover on space exploration. To survey and map the new, strange face of space, TIME correspondents interviewed leading astronomers for the latest news about the undiscovered lands that circle in the solar system and talked to astronauts for “instruction in the sailing directions of man’s new element.” Artzybasheff was part of the golden age of TIME illustrated covers in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, called the “ABCs” – Artzybasheff, Ernest Hamlin Baker and Boris Chaliapin. The trio produced 900 TIME covers and created a style that gave the publication character, strength and personality. Artzybasheff painted more than 200 covers from 1941 until his death in 1965.

#1 #09. Company entrance by @mrmisang was collected by @gblsts for $251,916

09. Company entrance
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Finally arrived at the entrance of the company. It always feels like entering into a brutal dungeon of the jungle.🌴☠️💰 *’정시출근’ means ‘Go to work at the right time’ in Korean. -Animated version of Mr Misang’s original series, [Modern Life Is Rubbish]
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