Superrare Labs has revealed the very first non-fungible token (NFT) drop designed by acclaimed photographer Bill Bernstein and legendary Studio 54. The NFT drop features nightlife photographs taken by Bernstein from iconic Studio 54 and Paradise Garage . Additionally, Superrare also unveiled NFT collectibles that feature 8-bit animation from Studio 54 and music from Jitwam, Teymori, and Studio 54 Music.
Studio 54 lights up the nightlife with NFT photos of the iconic nightclub and Paradise Garage
44 years ago Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager opened a nightclub called Studio 54, which started at the height of the American disco trend. In no time at all the club became world famous and stars like Woody Allen, Betty Ford, Calvin Klein, Timothy Leary, Farrah Fawcett, Liza Minnelli, David Bowie, Cher, Rick James and Mick Jagger regularly attended.
The club itself closed and in 2020 the company grew into a label called Studio 54 Music and owns a radio station on Sirius XM called Studio 54 Radio. Now, the team behind Studio 54 has partnered with the Superrare Non-Fungible Token (NFT) Collectible Marketplace and released a number of unique NFTs. The first drop started with Superrare unveiling four photographs taken by famous photographer Bill Bernstein.
In 1977, the Village Voice sent freelance photographer Bernstein to take candid photos of Studio 54’s trends. never seen before, ”explains Superrare’s announcement. “To give more context to the golden age of the disco + New York scene between 1977 and 1981.”
Studio 54 Launches “Precise Pixel Art Animations from Inside the Famed Disco Club”
Additionally, Studio 54 and Superrare released world famous disco club 8-bit NFT video game animations with special music. NFTs are considered “accurate pixel art animations of the interior of the famous disco club”. Music related to NFT collectibles comes from two releases from Studio 54’s official label, Studio 54 Music. “‘The Magic of the Night Vol. I;’ a reimagined Studio 54 anthems EP, conducted in the studio by modern New York disco mavens [and] ” Help you ; »A maxi-single by emerging musicians Jitwam and Teymori.
Statements sent to Bitcoin.com News from the Studio 54 team highlighted that a portion of the proceeds from Bill Bernstein’s NFT sales will go to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute. A portion of the proceeds from the 8-bit NFT video game animations will benefit the Sound Mind Live (SML) charity. SML’s mission aims to “bring together forward-thinking musicians, music lovers and organizations to create community and open dialogue around mental health – harnessing the power of music to catalyze social change.”
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Image credits: Shutterstock, Pixabay, Wiki Commons, Studio 54, photographs by Bill Bernstein,
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