The Artists Rights Society (ARS) launched a new NFT platform called Arsnl. On September 9th, Frank Stella will launch the new digital platform with a drop of 2,200 NFTs.
The Artists Rights Society (ARS) from 1987 has championed artists’ intellectual property rights and protected their legacies, Stella has been an active member of the ARS since its inception.
Stella is an American artist who started his artistic journey in the Minimalist art movement of the 1950s and ’60s. Later he also rose to fame for his misshaped forms and oversized multi-media reliefs.
Arsnl Digital platform
The ARS has fought and pleaded with governments for artistic protections for many years, and they will bring the Artists Rights Society ethos to the Arsnl. They bring their technical and legal expertise to the project. Artist first policies will also apply to all drops, including artists’ entitlement to resale royalties.
Furthermore, they have listened to the concerns of ”traditional artists, institutions, and collectors, whilst receiving advice and guidance from many in the crypto community”.
According to Arsnl founder Katarina Feder, “Arsnl will guide artists and partners through the creation of digital projects and works of art on the blockchain.”
amid the problems in the crypto, the team is confident of success, even as major NFT marketplaces see less volume. Their website states,
“Through curated exhibitions, auctions, and key strategic partnerships, Arsnl creates new economies for blue-chip and legacy artists while connecting digital creators to traditional collectors and global brands,”
The Frank Stella NFT collection
Frank’s first digital collection is named ‘Geomitries’. Arsnl will release each sculpture in editions of 100.
The series contains 22 digital sculptures in his trademark austere structural style.
Each Frank Stella’s new NFT will cost $1000. This is no doubt a juicy offer for many collectors in the digital art space.
Its unique utility is also a plus for any collector thinking of investing in a digital Stella sculpture.
Owners have full rights to create physical reproductions of their NFT on any scale with a 3D printer. Frank Stella will receive a percentage of resale royalties.
There will be many collaborations in the future, owing to the team of over 122,000 ARS artists and creators worldwide.
Amongst those slated for future drops is a collaborative project between generative artist Anna Lucia and the Quilters of Gee’s Bend. Future digital projects of note are drops from legacy artists Leonora Carrington and LeRoy Neiman.
If you want the chance to have your own Stella sculpture, you can finally join the queue to get one on their website because with this new development in Web3 technology, artists will have resale rights for every NFT sold.
Finally, digital space and blockchain technology are bringing to fruition what the artist rights society has been fighting for all these years.