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Pindar Van Arman

octo primeGANg

Lot Closed

March 30, 01:13 PM GMT


10,000 - 15,000 EUR

Lot Details


Pindar Van Arman

b. 1974

octo primeGANg

non-fungible token ERC-721

smart contract address: 0xa2fFc75a90a39eE2548b7393CB6D4aCDE98c37e2

token ID: 3

metadata: 100% on-chain art includes BASE64 GIF

Minted in 2023, ed. 1/1.

The artist.

This work features 16 octo primeGANs, a previously unreleased form of byteGAN. The art is stored 100% on-chain and reachable through the token URI as well as a special function called artonchain. When one enters it’s token ID into either, a string is returned that can be copy/pasted into any number of programs (including Chrome’s search window) to reveal the on-chain art. The byteGANs themselves are a collection of work that blur the distinction between art and crypto-currency. Some have begun to call them dancing coins as they are completely contained on the Ethereum blockchain.

An innovative, award-winning artist pioneering the emerging field of AI-assisted robotic painting, Pindar Van Arman has blazed a unique trail in both physical and digital art worlds. His artonomous robot system uses deep learning neural networks, artificial intelligence, feedback loops and computational creativity to make independent aesthetic decisions trained on over a decade of inputs from Van Arman’s own artistic process.

Van Arman’s works are the focus of frequent solo shows, and have been covered in publications around the world from Fine Art America to Artnet News, MIT Technology Review, Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post, Scientific American, and more. Throughout this journey Van Arman has focused on portraiture, examining what it means to be human and interact with his subjects as he develops, literally, new ways of looking and seeing.