KAWS Crafts 12 Bronze Sculptures for AllRightsReserved's 20th AnniversaryThe draw officially opens on December 14 at 10 p.m. ET.
As part of its collaborative 20th-anniversary celebration, creative imprint AllRightsReserved (ARR) has teamed up with internationally renowned artist KAWS to release 12 signed and numbered bronze sculptures.
Established in 2003, ARR has been a longtime partner of KAWS. The Hong Kong-based studio curated a series of exhibitions by KAWS, including KAWS:BFF in 2016, KAWS: CLEAN SLATE in 2015 and KAWS: Passing Through in 2010. Additionally, ARR was behind the massive 28-meter-long float KAWS:HOLIDAY, which was the largest sculptural accomplishment by the visionary to date.
Honoring their decades-long friendship, each of the 12 bronze sculptures pays respect to one of the duo’s past global exhibitions. Integrating an omnichannel experience, ARR and KAWS have teamed up for a “phygital” launch, which sees each bronze artwork arrive with a “tap-to-own” NFC card tying the physical sculpture to a blockchain-backed token. According to a statement, the metaverse tie-in “enables authentication and tracking of in-real-life (IRL) ownership, simultaneously unleashing digital utilities.”
Each bronze sculpture is limited to 250, with 50 APs. The KAWS bronze edition draw officially begins on December 14 at 10 p.m. ET and will close on December 19 on ARR’s website. Winners will be notified on December 20, and the artworks will be shipped by February 2023.
Take a look at the celebratory designs in the gallery above.
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