Phillips to offer Color sound,
an NFT collaboration between the artist ThankYouX and
Academy AwardÂ® Winning composer Hans Zimmer
Open for auction from July 20 to 23
NEW YORK – JULY 15, 2021 – Phillips is pleased to announce Color sound, a series of NFTs created through a revolutionary collaboration between contemporary artist ThankYouX and famous composer Hans Zimmer. Open for auction July 20-23, the series features three unique NFTs, offered separately, that tell the story of an artistic journey through time. The works will be on display at Phillips’ new headquarters at 432 Park Avenue in New York City from July 16 to 23, with a meet and greet with ThankYouX on July 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. ET.
Each NFT’s visuals feature the abstract cubic imagery that ThankYouX has become known for, against a unique musical score created specifically for the project by award-winning composer Hans Zimmer, bringing to life an artistic wrestling narrative that is both deeply personal. and universally understood.
The three works are a real joint venture between the two creators. The audio components go so far as to include sounds created by ThankYouX while painting. Zimmer has also been involved in both the visual animations and the painting that accompanies one of the individual NFTs where his physical mark can be seen.
The three proposed NFTs are created on the artists’ own smart contract, provided by Manifold.
Hans zimmer, said: âIt was a moving and fun experience for me. I wanted to do something abstract like this for a long time. We tried to create a new experience, something that you can’t get out of words, a movie, or a painting per se. Ultimately, I wanted people to feel something in a way that I had never had the opportunity to do before. With Ryan, we were each able to create something truly unique together. “
Thank youX, said: âIt was a real privilege to be able to work with Hans on this project. I think each of our elements elevates the other to a level that we couldn’t achieve on our own. In Color sound, the whole is truly greater than the sum of the parts and that is what makes it such an exciting collaboration.
ThankYouX began his artistic journey through the streets of Los Angeles with spray paint stencils in homage to Andy Warhol. While these signature stencils were her initial business card, they only scratched the surface of her multifaceted artistic identity. As his level of notoriety increased, the nature of his expression evolved into modern abstract designs that contrast with the more conventional paradigm of graffiti-inspired street art. Its unique aesthetic has caught the attention of the art world and earned it international fame. ThankYouX has exhibited his work in London, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. Recently, he has garnered renewed attention for his contributions to the NFT space. A passionate advocate for new technological platforms, ThankYouX began his NFT journey in 2020, and he quickly became one of the leaders in the space, bridging the gap between the traditional art and crypto worlds.
Hans Zimmer has scored over 200 projects across all mediums, which combined have grossed over $ 28 billion at the global box office. Zimmer has received an Academy AwardÂ®, two Golden GlobesÂ®, three GrammysÂ®, an American Music Award and a TonyÂ® Award. His work highlights include Gladiator, The thin red line, As good as it gets, Rain man, The black Knight trilogy, Creation, Thelma and Louise, The last samurai, 12 years old slave, Blade runner 2049 (co-branded with Benjamin Wallfisch) and Dunkirk. In 2019, Zimmer scored the live-action remake of The Lion King, for which it received a GrammyÂ® nomination for Best Soundtrack for Visual Media. Zimmer films for 2020/2021 include Wonder Woman 1984, the James Bond film No time to die, Ron Howard Hillbilly elegy, that of Denis Villeneuve Dune, Top Gun: Maverick and SpongeBob SquarePants: The Runaway Sponge Movie. Zimmer made some very successful tour stops for his Hans Zimmer Live concert around the world.
The partnership was created by UTA, which represents ThankYouX, and Mirrored Media.
Auction: July 20-23
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