Press Release

Superchief Gallery Presents Tethered // Unlockable | The World’s 1st Exhibition of Physical Artwork That Can Be Purchased Via NFT

Celebrating Superchief Gallery’s 9th Anniversary
The World’s First Exhibition of Physical Artwork That Can Be Purchased Via NFT – Featuring the First Physical Jean-Michel Basquiat Artwork Available Via NFT
Opening Reception on Saturday June 12th, 3-9pm
Exhibition on view at both NYC gallery locations through the summer
99 Spring Street | New York, NY 10012
56 East 11th Street | New York, NY 10003
New York, NY – Superchief Gallery is proud to present its 9th Anniversary exhibition Tethered // Unlockable as a special collaborative show produced by the two NYC-based galleries, Superchief Gallery SOHO and Superchief Gallery NFT.
Bringing together nearly 50 of our favorite Superchief artists into a gigantic salon show, we have the honor of including an authentic and certified work of Jean-Michel Basquiat as a centerpiece of the summer long showing at 99 Spring Street.
This will serve as the world’s first exhibition of physical artwork that can be purchased via NFT.
Superchief Gallery NFT, the world’s first physical NFT gallery, has developed a process through their partnership with Ether Cards, to sell physical, traditional artwork via the mechanism of an NFT – creating a brand new opportunity for crypto collectors to enter the market, allowing them to collect physical artwork they have purchased on the blockchain.
In a world’s first, Superchief Gallery Soho will be minting the CONSIGNMENT AGREEMENT itself as a NFT and using that as the mechanism for selling the artwork in this 9th Anniversary Group Exhibition, by presenting those NFTs for sale on the Superchief Gallery NFT Marketplace.
This new type of NFT has an attribute that can be redeemed at any time, and only when the digital token is redeemed will the physical artwork be sent to the collector.
Opening on Saturday June 12th, 2021 at the gallery’s traditional exhibition space in Soho as well as the new NFT gallery located 13 blocks north in the East Village, Superchief will host parallel receptions at both venues from 3-6pm and a party at the Soho location from 6pm-9pm.
The exhibition is the first to present the concept of NFT as both an emerging artistic medium as well as a revolutionary vehicle for commerce within the art market.
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Press Contact:
Nathalie Levey, Color Brigade Media
(917) 648-3126
Pictured: Superchief Gallery NFT
Superchief Gallery was born out of the underground art scene of New York and is now as an independent artist-run gallery with permanent large scale warehouse locations in New York City, Downtown LA and Wynwood, Miami, founded in 2012 by Edward Zipco & Bill Dunleavy.
As a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary platform, Superchief Gallery has a near 10 year history of supporting artists from disparate scenes & collectives, enabling them to participate in the larger cultural movement and we are proud to act as an extension of the art landscape in its most raw and honest form.
Superchief Gallery has been working with digital artists since 2015 and when we saw that NFTs were enabling the artform of our generation to finally be accepted by the art world at large- as well as and more importantly, enabling Artist Royalties – we committed fully to this essential future by opening the world’s first physical NFT gallery in NYC.
Our goal is to show a new generation of art collectors how to properly evaluate and collect NFTs from both Digital Native & Traditional Artists as well as visually presenting how to live with NFTs as the newest part of their collection at home.
Superchief Gallery NFT is working alongside the hardware community at large to create the industry standard for the contemporary art world — presenting NFT artwork IRL as the artists intended it to be experienced.