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Following 4 consecutive sold-out Nifty Gateway drops (Curated & as Publisher), we're extremely excited to welcome internationally acclaimed portraitist conceptual photographer Ben Hopper to our first Editions collaboration!
Despite being in the midst of his travels, Ben has managed to print, sign and send us a 1/1 print, which we'll gift to one of the holders of the 69 Editions.
NFT & Physical - What's in the drop?
PHOTOGRAPH ONE - Misha Manist "Embrace"
PHOTOGRAPH TWO - Misha Manist "Rise"
Once the drop ends and in the condition that the Edition sells out, a single holder of "Embrace" will win "Rise" in a raffle; A physical signed & numbered museum-quality archival Giclée 1/1 print + 1/1 NFT as a certificate. Will be airdropped & sent by post (for free).
WHY should you be excited?
About the photographs:
These 2 photographs of French model Misha Manist, were taken on one of the side streets in the centre of the charming Pink City aka Toulouse, France. They were both created on Oct 30, 2013, as part of Hopper’s 'Cityscape Portraits' project. Now, for the first time after nearly 10 years to the day, we're excited to offer them as part of this very unique and limited collaboration.
About the artist:
Ben Hopper (b. 1982, Israel) is a nomadic / London-Israel-based artist, portraitist and conceptual photographer travelling and working around the world. Known for his exploration of the human figure, he has documented London's underground fetish clubs and has collaborated with some of the world's most prominent circus and dance companies to create promotional material for countless productions. His personal work celebrates beauty, nudity, movement and acceptance while touching on themes of identity, gender, sexuality, shame, conflict, and human transfiguration. Hopper's projects have been exhibited internationally and gained media attention from outlets including HuffPost, The Guardian, Daily Mail, BuzzFeed, ELLE and GQ, influencing social media trends. His image of a naked, unicorn-masked woman on a deserted beach – has rooted itself in Internet culture as a meme and profile pic. His project "Natural Beauty" sparked widespread debate and promoted body positivity globally. He has produced and participated in over 30 exhibitions, ran 3 successful crowdfunding campaigns, received Arts Council England grants, and maintains a substantial online following of over 250k.