SuperRare’s most esteemed collectors take the AMC Challenge!

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Editorial is open for submissions: [email protected]

by Joren Cull

Artist from Canada. Partial Client List – AV Club, Bloomberg Businessweek, Condé Nast, Director Kevin Smith, General Mills, Hallmark Cards, Hershey’s, Johns Hopkins University, Medium, National Geographic, Pitchfork Media, Polyvinyl, Popular Science, Reader’s Digest, Red Bull Music Academy, Reed University, TedEd, The Coca-Cola Company, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, The New York Times, The School of Life, They Might Be Giants, Vice, Warner Music and “Weird Al” Yankovic.

My five-part NFT series, “AMC,” was completed.

In these immersive illustrations, I hark back to the excitement of the movie-theater experience in a pre-covid era. Driven by a deep longing of a to return to normalcy, these images feature film references, pop culture icons, and callbacks to the NFT community. You can check out the full series here.

AMC 5
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I thought a great way to further this celebration of cinema was to reach out to some of the most revered collectors on SuperRare and ask them two questions about THEIR collection: 

  1. Is there an NFT you own on SR that would make a great movie poster?
  2. What would you call the movie?

Lots of really fun responses came from this. HUGE thanks to everyone who took the time to answer. It was really fun getting to know everyone a little bit. Please take a chance to check out their collections and the artists they’ve mentioned!

The Couple
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A man and his wife.

Artist: @cool3dworld

Collector: @roses

“Title: Shrek 6” – roses


Right-click and Save As guy
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Why would I buy it when I can right click and save as?

Artist: @xcopy

Collector: @yeahyeah

“when you do it you are sucked into the metaverse and tormented by demonic punks” – yeahyeah


GEODE//
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FVCKRENDER X BAEIGE A collaboration that took place in the digital realm of the metaverse

Artist: @fvckrender 

Collector: @artoninternet

“I would call the movie, Lost Time” – artoninternet


Shadows got a GAN
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Finishing this year by putting a GAN in Shadows’ hands. This is what they found, when they came back home for Christmas. Future already beGAN. Madame MLIBTY breeded with Artbreeder. ◙ MLIBTY Shadows represent people in general, but also shadows behind the curtains, invisible inhabitants you never meet, but you feel their presence. Sometimes they are watching you, sometimes they smile, black and white, no hands and no legs, shadows with faces. More about the whole project here: https://www.patreon.com/mlibty.

Artist: @mlibty

Collector: @coldie

“Shadows got a GAN by Mlibtly. Movie: Scrambled Faces, Infinite Places” -coldie


Representation of the Entity (v.4)
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In 1966 two military computer nodes in Canada begin generating unknown symbols in an incident known as “The SAGE Anomaly”. http://bit.ly/sageAnomaly This is one of the possible symbols reconstructed using the DCGAN machine learning technique. See exif for more. (Historical Science Fiction)

Artist: @Bardlonson

Collector:  @colborn

“Would call the movie “The 0x-Files”” -colborn


Howl
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Loop + Sound / “Drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested.” H.S.T

Artist: @moteh

Collector: @brandonkangfilms

“It would have to be “Howl” by Moteh, for a movie I would call “The Search Unknown”. Taking all things into account that would go into a movie poster, this piece would be the perfect fit with all the white space to fill with text around the main subject, with an ominous feeling of a car sinking, unknowing where it will end up in the depths of the deep blue.” – brandonkangfilms


Ascension
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Ascension is a very personal piece that I did dedicated to my mother. On this day 30 years ago I was born, however I am here by pure luck. My mother was told that she had a tumor at that same time & it was very likely that the tumor would cause complications to my birth. The doctor advised that it was too dangerous to remove the tumor while I was still in her womb & that if she did remove it there was a good chance that she could lose me. At the same time if she had me with the tumor there was good chance of her not making it. She took the chance…and were both still here! This piece represents life (the water flowing from the flower as the beginning of life, and the water flowing out from the bottom of the pool as the beginning of the end) love (the flower as my mother ) and uncertainty of life (the labyrinth) I usually don’t like to describe my pieces to my viewers but this was very personal for me and I wanted the viewer to know exactly what this piece means to me.\ Fun facts about the piece\ 42 hours to complete, sketched in procreate. Outlined and colored in Adobe illustrator. 10800 px× 15110px\ A 1/1 18×27 archival matte print can be printed for the first collection if they so please.

Artist: @zaidkirdsey

Collector: @blockchainjames

“If my [whole] collection was a movie, The movie would be called ‘Colours of the Universe’” -blockchainjames


Don’t make waves
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A reflection about individualism.

Artist: @alessiodevecchi

Collector: @fafafofo

“Together We Are Stronger” –fafafofo


AMC 3
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Meditation
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Somewhere In The Pacific.

Artist: @petertarka

Collector: @javajam

“Dream State: Cinematic escapism at its finest…an immersive experience that transports the viewer to a place both intimately familiar yet seemingly otherworldly….a total picture of Eastern serenity and calm; the sounds of gentle ocean ripples lapping, the feeling of floating…paradise found.” –javajam


Red Dawn
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I thought I heard a young man mourn this morning, I thought I heard a young man mourn today.

Artist: @parrott_ism

Collector: @deej

“This one by @itsparrott. ‘Red Dawn’ is also an epic movie title.” – deej


admire.asimov
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3d illustration by catelloo, 2019, 2666x3333px, png

Artist: @catelloo

Collector: @noradio

“Looking through my collection I’m not seeing any fun romcoms. It’s all pretty severe. This one has good negative space along the top for title text. It would be called, Disappearing” – noradio


Infinite CONSUME!
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to print infinite fiat money to spend on plastic things! Best wishes, Carlos & XCOPY.

Artist: @carlosmarcialt & xcopy

Collector: @nohbhodi

“Infinite CONSUME! a collaboration between carlos marcialt and xcopy. Archeologists, digging in Mesopotamia, discovered the ancient tomb of Nergal — the Mesopotamian god of death. They didn’t heed the inscriptions, and upon breaking the seal of the tomb, an ancient evil was released, unleashing terror, death and decay! Nergal is without true form, but can often be seen in the patterns of flies, vermin and other pestilence that is drawn to him.” –nohbhodi


Bold Chair
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“Bold Chair” by Jason Ebeyer, 2021

Artist: @jasonebeyer

Collector: @sillycat

“Bold Chair by Jason Ebeyer would make a FANTASTIC movie poster, and I would title it, ‘Flashdance 2: Can’t Stop Dancing’ LOL” – sillycat


Sweet Dreams
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“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Astro & The Universe. 1/1, Single Edition.

Artist: @mbsjq

Collector: @keyboardmonkey3

“The title I would go with is ‘Fear and Loathing in the Other Rim.’ Gives me a whole vibe of waking up in a Vegas-esque fever dream after a wild night in space.” – keyboardmonkey3


REꓷЯUM
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The iconic twins from “The Shining” are now adults and ready to kick asses.

Artist: @alecttn

Collector: @snailexpress

“The Girl with the Horse Tattoo.” – snailexpress


Be worth
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She knows that her loyalty is worth a great performance.

Artist: @ winteagle

Collector: @ jedscryogenicstorage

“Eiffel 65: The Rockumentary” – tenjed


I am not fucking selling it.
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I am not fucking selling it.

Artist: @jonnoorlander

Collector: @z10n

“Perfect Movie Poster. Can even call it, I am not fucking selling it.

About a collector who doesn’t want to sell anything.” – z10n


AMC 2
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Artist: @stuballinger

Collector: @caktux

“Ninth Wave could make an okay sci-fi of the same name” – caktux


DEEP FUCKING VALUE
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THIS PIECE SPEAKS DIRECTLY TO ROBNESS’ HEART. IN THE YEAR OF 2011, HE JUST GOT BACK FROM THE TRIP OF HIS LIFE AT BURNING MAN ONLY TO FIND OUT THE DRUMS OF PROTEST AGAINST THE 2008 FINANCIAL CRISIS WAS WELL UNDERWAY. WHILST WORKING AT A RESTAURANT IN HERMOSA BEACH, HE WOULD HOP ON THE BUS TO AND FROM DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES TO PROTEST AGAINST CORPORATIONS LIKE BANK OF AMERICA WHO PLAYED A SEMINAL PART IN THE BAILOUTS. THE OCCUPATIONS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES REACHED A CRITICAL POINT AND MADE IT INTO THE PUBLIC CONSCIOUSNESS, BUT THE MOVEMENT SLOWLY FIZZLED AND ONLY THE MESSAGE GOT ACROSS, NO REAL CHANGE ESTABLISHED. AS WE FAST FORWARD TO WHAT MAY LIVE AS A ‘DAY OF INFAMY,’ A GROUP OF REDDITORS ON A FORUM CALLED /R/WALLSTREETBETS MANAGED TO TAKE DOWN MELVIN CAPITAL, A FIRM THAT WAS CAUGHT SHORT SELLING AND TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE COMPANY GAMESTOP. DURING A PANDEMIC, THIS WAS SEEN AS A SLEAZY MOVE AND THUS THESE GROUP OF ‘RETAIL INVESTORS’ MANAGED TO FIRE AN ARROW OVER THE CASTLE WALLS OF WALL STREET ITSELF AND MANAGED TO TAKE A SCALP FOR THE WORLD TO SEE, SENDING MELVIN CAPITAL WITH LOSSES IN THE BILLIONS. THE FALLOUT OF THIS EVENT TRIGGERED MASS MANIPULATION FROM TRADING PLATFORMS LIKE ROBINHOOD TO STOP TRADING IN AN EFFORT FOR WHAT SEEMED BY MANY TO PROTECT THESE VERY HEDGE FUNDS THAT WERE SUFFERING MASSIVE LOSSES. THE BIG TAKEAWAY FROM THIS EVENT IN U.S. HISTORY, IN MY OPINION, IS NOT ONLY DID IT UNITE BOTH SIDES OF THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM(TED CRUZ AND ALEXANDRIA CORTEZ FINALLY AGREEING ON SOMETHING), BUT IT ALSO BECAME A MOMENT WHERE THE ENTIRE NATION FINALLY REALIZED THE SCOPE OF FRAUD THAT WALL ST. HAS BEEN PRACTICING FOR GOD KNOWS HOW LONG. THIS WAS THE MOMENT EVERYONE REALIZED, WITH THE HELP OF CURRENT FAST AND MOBILE TRADING TECHNOLOGY, THAT THE GAME WAS NEVER IN THEIR FAVOR……IT WAS ALWAYS IN THE HANDS OF THE SMALL FEW. THIS IS PART OF THE ‘LAST CONFIRMATION’ BLOCKCHAIN FINE ART COLLABORATION SERIES WITH NORMAN HARMAN X ROBNESS VIRTUAL(FORMERLY CYBERPOP)

Artist: @normanharman

Collector: @the_alchemist

“I think I would probably go with this one and use it for a movie titled “The Fall of Fiat”” – the_alchemist


PIXEL POUT
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DIGITAL PAINTING WITH COLLAGE

Artist: @missalsimpson

Collector: @collin2

“I’d call it “MoneyArt” since the piece obvi riffs off currency but also cryptoart & currency are so intertwined (the art-associated tokens exist on a blockchain – ethereum – that functios as currency)” – collin2


Artist: @parrott_ism

Collector: @therelentless1

“Movie: “The Portal” – therelentless1


Life On Mars
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With the UAE’s Hope, China’s Tianwen-1, and US’s Mars 2020 all reaching the The Red Planet in February 2021, will their rovers and orbiters find traces of life? Will our robotic astrobiologists discoveries shed light on where we come from, or will we find Martian microbial life with entirely new cellular structures & molecules? Was Mars once a planet where life thrived, and what will Mars’ past tell us about Earth’s future?

Artist: @grif

Collector: @think_flexible

“This piece by Grif/ Shane might be a good one. As for name of the movie, anything Mars might work? haha.” – think_flexible


AMC 1
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s k u l d u g g e r y
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NS {SR} SUB 1×015 – Too many times you have been in this position, But you’ll come back. . . And she knows it.

Artist: @ nvllsekt

Collector: @ creator_collection

“Movie title: Steele

A story set in 2525 where a girl has something stolen from her, and must exact revenge on numerous foes. Takes place in futuristic city like maybe in one of the cities in Dan Giuz pieces. That’s what I got!!” – nvllsekt


ancestry
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Impossible to hide the past.

Artist: @zakulele

Collector: @digitalartchick

“thanks I actually do have a really good one for this. it would be called “The Past” and be about how future AI tries to piece together humanities past from their digital footprint. all humans would be gone at this point.” – digitalartchick


Artist: @mariussperlich

Collector: @ jeffbezosforeskin

“I would call this movie “High on Crypto, Bullish or Bullshit” and it would be the cover of the inevitable Netflix docu series that is going to document all of the amazing beautiful and chaotic NFT and crypto craze going on right now once crypto art hits the mainstream. Can’t wait for that day.” – jeffbezosforeskin


Salmon.
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2021 illustration study.

Artist: @nogland

Collector: @olid

“I think Nogland (Grant Wallich) has this amazing ability in his work to make disgusting looking characters seem as though they are misunderstood. When looking at them you have high levels of empathy for them. I own Salmon and I think it would make a great poster for a story of a misunderstood corpse who is just trying to find his place in life! I could imagine the Cannes and Sundance festival awards over the top for this work!” – olid


Digital Darwinism #01
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The impermanence of old devices shown as a modern twist on an old-fashioned still life. We applied the recognizable industrial design of iconic consumer products of the ‘80s and ‘90s to different skulls – the traditional reminders of mortality.

Artist: @weareforeal

Collector:   @k1ng

“the title of film would be called “Decentrabot”” – k1ng


revenge
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from my “lost royalty” collection.

Artist: @jedeyr

Collector: @randaartvault

“For the movie poster how about this piece by Jedeyr. Suspense drama, title “The Revenge””. – randaartvault


Ether of the Wilds
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A spiritual journey across mountains in search for answers. (01)

Artist: @artbynafay

Collector: @__defi__

“It’s called Ether of the Wilds but I suppose we could call the movie “The Rise of Ether” – 


Thanks again so much to everyone who contributed! You can check out my full AMC series HERE.

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Author profile
Joren Cull

Canadian crypto-artist. Client list includes The New York Times, Pitchfork Media, Bloomberg Businessweek, Weird Al Yankovic, They Might Be Giants, Vice, The Walrus, The Guardian, National Geographic, Hallmark and many others. Webby Award winner, National Magazine Award winner, American Illustration winner (10+ times).

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