Street art is taking a turn for the better into the 21st century. As part of the Greenville, NC Mural project I submitted a couple of proposals to repurpose utility boxes as a canvas for art as public installation on utilitarian fixtures.
The location you see above is the one my work of art was chosen and will be commissioned for by a partnership of the Greenville Mural Committee, between the Pitt County Arts Council, Uptown Greenville, and VisitGreenvilleNC.
What is different in the addition of my work is my partnership with Codex Protocol where my works are recorded uniquely on the blockchain for provenance.
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Prospective buyers can then use our search tool to verify if a desirable asset is secured with Codex Records, and thus an undeniable authenticity.
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The above is the proposed work and how it will look once constructed. Social + Assembly 5-19-2014 is a unique image created by me, Romero and only one other actual physical canvas exists by an owner in California. This is the first public installation, and I believe the first public installation of a Codex Protocol record.
Hopefully the Greenville Mural Project Team will accept the record at the end of the installation of the project. Stay tuned to our blog and you can follow along with our project and hopefully have some insight into some of things we have working on in the lab.