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Justin Aversano: The First NFT Sold in a Christie’s Photography Auction

October 2021 – In a first for a major auction house, Christie's presented a non-fungible token (NFT) lot to be offered in a Photographs auction. The piece is by artist Justin Aversano, titled, "Twin Flames #83". The photograph depicts Boston-based, Iranian-born identical sisters, Bahareh and Farzaneh Safarani. 

Justin Aversano’s Twin Flames is a visual elegy to the twin that the artist never knew. The images that comprise Twin Flames were originally shot in three film formats (Polaroid, 120mm, and 4x5) over the course of fourteen months beginning in May of 2017. This lot includes an NFT of "Twin Flames #83", the cover image of his self-published book, along with a the full physical collection of 100 chromogenic prints in the series.

Atomic Form worked with the artist to provide a custom Photon and display to directly query the NFT. Hardware included at auction.



“The Gateway” with Christie’s and nft now (Art Basel) 

December 2021 – Atomic Form was brought on by Christie's and nft now to manage software and hardware for over 40 NFTs at "The Gateway" during Art Basel – the biggest on-chain exhibit to date. Atomic Form used its propriety software to manage the display of works from collections including Christie's, SuperRare, 33NFT,  and Blockparty.

“The Gateway” exhibition coincided with "Christie's X OpenSea" an on-chain auction hosted on and curated by Christie's, encompassing some of the biggest artists in the crypto art space such as Mad Dog Jones, Tom Sachs, FVCKRENDER, Blake Kathryn, FriendsWithYou, 3LAU, WhisBe, and more.The sale was curated by Christie’s Specialist and Head of Digital and Online Sales Noah Davis, Crypto Collector and Curator Ronnie Pirovino, and nft now, leading web3 digital medial platform for NFT coverage, curation and analysis. The auction netted over $3MM.