NFTs: Transforming the World of Art Collecting

(Editorial from The Magazine Plus): – Los Angeles, CA, January 13, 2022 (Issuewire.com) – NFT: TRANSFORMING THE WORLD OF ART COLLECTION

Patrick O’Brien was a precocious, adventurous, adventurous 19-year-old, determined to fulfill a dream that had haunted him since the age of 12: to see Monte-Carlo, and thus to follow in the footsteps of Sean Connery. . Patrick had long been fascinated by the character of James Bond, his lifestyle and all exotic lands. Patrick would eventually travel through Canada and twelve European countries, notably Italy and France, in ninety-seven days, paying homage to the many important temples of European art and culture: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Uffizi Gallery, The Louvre, Musée D. “Orsay, the Prado, etc. This is how his growing interest in the fine arts flourished.

Patrick was amazed when in 1994 billionaire Bill Gates bought the Leonardo da Vinci Codex for $ 32,802,500! Gates quickly had it digitized and transposed into digital images: a precursor to NFT (non-fungible token) art, which is now all the rage among established art collectors. The record for the highest sale of an NFT art object is $ 69.3 million.

One Sunday while shopping, Patrick caught a glimpse of what appeared to be a garage sale. Curiosity piqued, he turned around and to his greatest happiness, it was not at all a garage sale; he was a gentleman – who looked suspiciously like “The World’s Most Interesting Man,” Dos Equis actor Jonathan Goldsmith – selling absolutely gorgeous paintings at his gallery in Temecula, California.

PRESENTATION OF THE EXTRAORDINARY MAESTRO

That exceptionally talented man is Kip Dodge, who in addition to being a gifted and prolific painter, has had a whirlwind career in automotive design, aerospace, engineering and program management. Growing up in the Midwest and spending the summer in the family cottage in Michigan, Kip learned on his own to express his thoughts and experiences through evocative visual arts. Indeed, he was drawn to artistic pursuits from an early age – he was, many would say, a prodigal son. Kip’s extraordinary intelligence and creativity have enriched giant organizations such as NASA, Lockheed Martin and TRW. He has used his multifaceted expertise for high-level missions to Mars, Pluto, the Moon and the Earth itself. Was there something this man couldn’t do?

Kip clearly blurred the lines of art, engineering, and science, earning him the nickname “Renaissance Man”. Was he the “second coming” of Maestro da Vinci, perhaps?

Now extremely close friends who live within five minutes of each other, Patrick and Kip have embarked on a new journey, a collaborative endeavor that will undoubtedly satisfy the world’s growing interest in NFT art. The fantastically beautiful, museum-quality Tuscan landscapes and still lifes, along with its dramatic abstract expressionist pieces, rejoice the hearts and souls of those lucky enough to see them. Vineyards, wineries, and stately villas explode colorfully on their canvases, inviting admirers to step into the creative imagination of Maestro Kip Dodge, who according to Patrick O’Brien, founder of Global Luxury Art, is without any doubts “the most interesting REAL man in the world.” ! “

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