Founded in 1907, our three-generational fine art service company continues to bring antiquity into the 21st century.
Brad (3rd generation) and Larry Shar (2nd generation) are proud to be the youngest, oldest fine art service organization in New York, Palm Beach, and the world. We are delighted to forge ahead and offer our inaugural NFT, or non-fungible token, to the marketplace, minting it on the crypto ethereum blockchain.
The Lowy team worked tirelessly to produce this digital asset that bridges classical boundaries with shifting technology and enter it into the NFT Market.
We’re thrilled to present our inaugural one-of-a-kind NFT digital artwork which comprises a digital late 19th-century American gilt composition frame from our extensive antique frame inventory. The frame features a receding profile with raised grille panel, continuous front leaf-and-berry ornament, and acanthus leaf corners, designed by Stanford White and made by Joseph and Alexander Cabus.
This digital art collectible is officially live and is offered on the largest NFT marketplace OpenSea.
Christie’s article The Power of Frames describes the modern shift in the relationship between an artwork and its frame: “In the 19th and 20th centuries… picture after picture seems to lead the eye not towards the middle of the canvas, but towards some half-framed obliquity, whether a face or a hand or an element of landscape.”
Now, in the 21st century, Lowy is proud to broaden the function of the frame to the digital world where the eye shifts ceaselessly. To coincide with the release of our first-ever NFT, backed by ETH, we look forward to evolving our virtual framing platform.
We hope you enjoy the digital artwork and anticipate this will be the first of many more digital items come.
Interested in the NFT art movement?
We’ve put together an essential reading list
- How frames can define our perception of art
- Some of the World’s Top Artists Are Trying Their Hand at NFTs
- Should the frame be recognized as an art form?
- NFTs are shaking up the art world