NYC-based and UK-born veteran contemporary artist, Jon Burgerman, is teaming up with the Taiko NFT team to create the very first NFT collection that enables collectors to combine their pizza slices into whole pies in exchange for physical artworks and more.
Jon’s Pizza Shop will feature over 120 uniquely hand-drawn attributes by Jon Burgerman that have been digitally generated into 6,666 pizza slices. Pizza Pie collectors will also get an opportunity to be awarded physical pizza artworks created specifically for this NFT series. There will be a total of 23 physical artworks and each piece will feature one of the attributes from the collection. The NFTs will be minted on the Solana blockchain, as the team see the low cost and high speed of transaction as appealing to fans who want to collect and combine their pizza slices for a special round pizza pie NFT.
“Pizza is something that has been represented in a lot of my work over the years. The idea of pizza, a food we all know and love to share, provides the perfect use for the medium artistically and technically. I am thrilled to work with Taiko NFT to bring my love for Pizza to a broader community!” – Jon Burgerman
Jon Burgerman’s instantly recognisable art has been exhibited all over the world from art fairs, galleries to museums to even the White House. His works are held in the permanent collections of institutions including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and recently his digital work was acquired by the Upper Austrian Landes-Kultur museum in Linz.
He creates work in a wide variety of media from paint, aerosols, digital and moving image. Online his gifs have been viewed over 9bn times and he has a dedicated following across social media. He has collaborated with brands including Apple, Samsung, Pepsi, Lotte, Snapchat, Instagram and Nike. He’s made vinyl collectable toys, picture books, apparel, fabric collections, inflatables, homeware, sportswear, underwear and many other things, including NFTs. Burgerman has had eight sell-out collections on Nifty Gateway since April 2020 and continues to be a rising star in the burgeoning scene. Expressing creativity and having fun is key to Burgerman’s practice. It’s his belief that simple creative acts can allow people to change not only their world but the world around them
Jon’s Pizza Shop is launching in February 2022. More information can be found on the website.
About Jon Burgerman
Jon Burgerman is a UK born, NYC based artist instigating improvisation and play through drawing and spectacle. His work is placed between fine art, urban art and pop-culture, using humour to reference and question his contemporary milieu. Expressing creativity and having fun is key to Burgerman’s practice. It’s his belief that simple creative acts can allow people to change not only their world but the world around them.
Taiko NFT is an international creative agency that empowers IPs and creators to tell their stories and build their unique communities. Leveraging blockchain technology, Taiko NFT aims to reshape how they support, share and interact with musicians, artists and brands. Taiko NFT provides IP holders a one-stop-shop solution to engage and tokenize its community with minimal effort but yield unlimited upside.
Jon Burgerman’s Collection: https://jonburgerman.com/
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