The primary purchaser of this NFT will receive a framed 30"x30" print of "Andy Warhol with Red Paint" on archival paper with only one edition to be made.
The token holder at the time of Richard's New York gallery exhibition in May will gain entry to the VIP party.
The primary purchaser of this NFT will also receive a copy of the out of print book MEGASTAR written by Paloma Picasso and Andre Leon Talley.
Richard Bernstein and Andy Warhol were both pioneers of new technology pushing the boundaries of the traditional art world. When the Quantel Paintbox computer came out in 1981, Richard was one of the first to get one. In 1983 Richard created his first portrait using the Quantel Paintbox, making him the first Pop Artist to produce digital artwork.
Later in 1986, he created album covers for Grace Jones. In 1992, he debuted a large body of work at Cornerstone Galleries in Beverly Hills, all using this digitally native technology translated onto canvas. Richard described this new technique as "splitting the atom", and this painting titled "Andy Warhol with Red Paint" was his signature piece. Warhol loved Richard's artwork and said, "his faces are wonderful. They're so colourful and he makes everyone look so famous." This seminal work created over thirty years ago is the genesis of today's digital art revolution.
Music by Andrew Stanley (of Yolanda Be Cool).