As part of my ongoing Decentral Eyes series which started over 2 years ago on SuperRare, I take a look at one of the biggest OPPONENTS of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency as a whole. The ‘Oracle of Omaha’, Cherry Coke drinking, Mcdonald’s devouring, white-haired stonk king himself, Warren Buffet.
For new folks who have not seen this series develop, I have been creating portraits of notable faces in the crypto scene. The series is named Decentral Eyes because what I do is sample images of 10+ images and recombine them into a new portrait. This speaks to the decentralization movement that ties this series together. Often the subjects are people who are PRO crypto, but for this one, I chose to look at the other side and Buffett was the obvious choice. The sweet old man who investors loves to trust with their financial future.
To make this portrait a different spin than the previous, I am going back to my roots and love for grunge design and distortion. Making Warren into punk rock-inspired art fills my soul with pleasure, a perfect juxtapose for what he embodies and what we are creating.
As with previous releases, there are unique variant designs for each person featured. For this one, I am going to be creating a series of 10 punk artworks of Warren, but with each artwork, the distress and noise get more intense. As you can see with the first one, I am using a variety of halftone patterns, photocopy machine textures and distressed typography to collage. These themes and styles will remain but get more accentuated and insane as the process evolves for each 10. I haven’t made the remaining 9 yet, but my vision is that by the final 10th, it will be largely unknown what is even going on unless you look at the previous works for reference.
Past portraits have had multiple variants and I think its important especially with Warren to make several unique 1/1s because he is so polarizing in the space and being able to really fuck up the canvas multiple times will allow me to better experiment and not worry about doing it one time “just rigth”. I’d rather be able to do it “just right” a bunch of times and have fun with no boundaries.
The number of visual effects including 3D loops will also evolve as the series goes on. That is why you will notice this piece has color changing, but no 3D movement.
The reserve price for each work will also increase as the series progresses. This does not mean that I think any of them are less or more valuable than the others, but it is a chance to reward early bidders in the series with a lower reserve price. As always, once the reserve price is reached, the Coldie Method™ auction is triggered. This means that the highest bid over the reserve price must stand for 24 hours before the auction ends. For each new bid that exceeds the previous, the clock resets to 24 hours.
01 – 5 ETH
02- 6 ETH
03 – 7 ETH
04 – 8 TH
05 – 9 ETH
06 – 10 ETH
07 – 11 ETH
08 – 12 ETH
09 – 13 ETH
10 – 14 ETH
I have decided on this range of reserve prices for several reasons.
1. More collectors have an opportunity to own this series with a lower reserve price.
2. By the 10th piece, the reserve price is still below what my pieces on the primary and secondary market are selling for currently, which is in the 15 ETH – 20 ETH range.
3. It is a punk rock art series so there are no rules.
4. I will be pushing my own boundaries with this series. My mantra is ALWAYS “improve on your last. go somewhere new.”