A collaboration with London artist, Ian Berry. Own the only physical and NFT editions of Ian Berry’s Denim Legends, digitally recreated in Elegraph™ Print and Elegraph-D artwork NFTs.
Ian Berry is recognized around the world for his unique application, creating complex and widely-adored ‘paintings’ with upcycled denim. Even up close, viewers are surprised to learn they are not looking at a photograph or painting, instead that Ian’s works are intricately crafted with layers of carefully placed denim.
Denim Legends is a star-studded collective of portraits, which explores and celebrates the iconic faces that made denim what it is today.
Artist: Ian Berry
Series: Denim Legends
Date: September 2022
Medium: Denim on Denim
Arius Scan Dates: October 5, 2021 & January 13, 2022
Arius Scan Location: Crozier Fine Arts, Park Royal, London UK
Artist Website: ianberry.org
Ian Berry’s Denim Legend portraits are some of the first all-fabric artworks that Arius has digitized and transformed into an edition of Elegraph™ Prints and NFTs.
“Our ultra-high-resolution scanning platform captures every brushstroke on a canvas – and in Ian’s case, every thread on the surface of his intricate denim portraits. Designed to be installed as a star-studded collective, Ian is working with Arius to celebrate individual denim icons with original editions of Elegraph™ Prints. This provides an exciting opportunity for his collectors, and those who shared their Denim Legends with Ian, to now own Ian’s representation of their most-loved face of denim.” - Roland Dela Cuesta, Head of Art Production at Arius.
Working closely with Arius’ team of Art Production Specialists in the alta™ Studio, Ian has expanded his installation into an offering of collectible prints and NFTs. Blending analog and digital creation, Ian handpicked a denim sheets to be scanned and digitized into a backdrop for each of his Denim Legend portraits. Using the same Art Digital Master File (ADMF™) data, we created matching Elegraph-D NFT artworks, which will accompany the first of each print.
These special prints will also feature a hidden inscription of the NFT Token. Printed only into the elevated texture of the print, it will seamlessly camouflage with the colour and be detectable by touch.
We’re providing the world’s first opportunity to celebrate Denim Legends of the past, with ‘phygital’ art experiences of tomorrow.
Discover the intricate layers or meticulously picked denim, unique to Ian Berry's body of work. Click the portrait to open the Arivu™ tool, where you'll be able to zoom in to detail, rotate the canvas and alter lighting to see the impact of every brushstroke.
Once you've opened the viewer, please click on the menu button Ξ to open additional viewing and lighting options.