femeNFT airdrop #3
The connection between your Visible Women NFT portrait and Warhol's 'Marilyn'
On Monday, May 9th, Andy Warhol’s ‘Marilyn’ sold for $195 million at Christie’s, which made it the most expensive work of American art ever sold at auction. The Marilyn was one of five versions in different color schemes, known as “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn.” Commenting on the impact of the sale, Andrew Fabricant, COO of Gagosian galleries opined that it “shows that quality and scarcity are always going to push the market forward.” Andy Warhol’s portraits have become some of his most iconic and famous images.
As Warhol believed in the value of a portrait to bring visibility, so do we! To create your hand drawn Visible Women NFT portrait, we base it on your photo, much like how Warhol based the Marilyn portrait on a photo of Monroe. In order to grow our community and bring newcomers to web3, our portraits are priced to be affordable. As seen by this historic sale, an affordable initial price point is not indicative of future value- as the first works Warhol submitted to fine art galleries were rejected and he was dismissed by the inner circles of the New York art world. Most importantly, the love we feel when creating your portraits and the love we hope you feel having them is PRICELESS!! Monday’s amazing sale also confirms our conviction that portraits can grow in value based on subject (YOU), quality (hand-drawn) and scarcity (1/1). This is also proof of concept for our airdrops- and we encourage each community member to opt in/accept air drops as part of growing your personal NFT art portrait collection.
Warhol’s studio was known as The Factory, a gathering place that brought together intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, Bohemian Street people, Hollywood celebrities and art patrons. He also promoted a collection known as Warhol superstars. Visible Women NFT views all of our community members as Superstars!!! We celebrate YOU by creating a portrait of YOU! We also celebrate feminist icons with our air drops. Together we are forging a dynamic, inclusive, super connector, global community, celebrating our members from all different callings and sharing our diverse perspectives.
Visible Women NFT is proud to be at the forefront of pursuing PORTRAITS as a source of POWER!!!!
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Fairbrother, Trevor (1989). "Tomorrow's Man". In De Salvo, Donna (ed.). Success Is a Job in New York: the Early Art and Business of Andy Warhol. New York: Grey Art Gallery and Study Center. pp. 55–74.