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“Beyond Curated assembling an unparalleled collection of digital art, their dedication to the subject is obvious to me. Between my Twitter feed and basically every in-person event I’ve attended, they are omnipresent. Their passion and investment in artists, curation, and exhibition stretches far beyond sensationalism and short-term price action, and looks very far forward, a rare quality.

All of this to say, I feel very privileged and grateful to be in their collection. In particular, their trait-spanning curation of Metropolis is one of the most comprehensive and unusual I’ve seen, and was made even more meaningful to me by their attendance at the Metropolis Bright Moments Los Angeles show.”
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“What makes Metropolis unique is the integration of various cities as both an artistic trait in the generative algorithm as well as the location of minting. Metropolis was designed to be collected in diptychs, and each minted piece generated its complimentary pair piece in the same style, based off the same seed. And finally, the wonderful textures that look as if someone hand painted the pieces make this collection exceptional to view in its physical printed form.

Our curation focuses on collecting different palettes. Of note are the two palettes "Yun" and "Ack" that were created in collaboration with two digital artists we collect, Grant Yun and ACK, respectively.”
Metropolis is a long-form generative art collection exploring the node-based systems that enable and possess modern society. These literal and theoretical systems are critical to computing, blockchains, logistics, and most apparently, the formation and function of cities. The project will be extended beyond online distribution via individual exhibitions at the five Bright Moments gallery locations around the world. The five primary traits – New York City, Berlin, London, Mexico City, and Los Angeles – stylistically represent their respective city. MECHANIC INFORMATION: - While Metropolis has a total count of up to 1000 mints, only the first 500 will be made available for sale. - These first 500 editions will come with the ability to mint a second piece for free. - This second mint will be unique, but visually related to the first—creating a diptych between the two. - To claim a second mint, the owner must generate a QR code via the Bright Moments portal and take it to the Bright Moments gallery in the city dictated by its respective city trait on the date of the city's exhibition. - Delegate minting of the second piece is possible. If the owner is unable to attend a show physically, they can arrange for another person to redeem. - Redeeming after the city's exhibition will not be allowed.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:- The style of Metropolis is heavily influence by cubism and abstract expressionism. - Technically, the project is an attempt to emulate painting photorealistically within an on-chain algorithm. - Metropolis is a demanding program and modern hardware is necessary to view the live generator. Viewing the project on mobile and low-power computers will result in a lower resolution image. CONTROLS: - Pressing the "C" key within the live generator will capture an image. - Pressing the "4" key within the live generator will reload the piece in 4K resolution (HARDWARE INTENSIVE).