02/04/2022

We are Banksy: Why Particle Chose Banksy As Its First Acquisition

When Particle embarked upon the endeavour of bringing masterpieces to the masses, we knew that our first acquisition and corresponding sale would need to be a decisive one. There was an urgency. An urgency in not only offering our community a work that held the power and prestige of a masterpiece— but also one that would align with our mission of “art for all” and art as an impetus for social change. 

Cue: Banksy. We break down why Banksy’s iconic Love is in the Air (2005) was chosen as the first masterpiece to undergo Particle's first particalization process.

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01/18/2022

Whitelist Allocation Announcement

Hello Particle Community!

This is the announcement you have all been waiting for! The Round 1 Particle Allocations have been released! Check your inboxes to see if you received an allocation. The purpose of this post is to answer questions that you may have about the whitelist allocation process and what happens next.



How Will The Sale Work?

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01/14/2022

When Does a Work of Art Become a ‘Masterpiece’?

The dictionary definition of a masterpiece is “a work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship”. However, as we well know, art in all its forms is very subjective and although we can most probably all agree that Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel is worth a visit, have you ever tried asking a mother her thoughts on her child’s first scribble? The work, most-probably framed and boasting a prime spot on the living room wall, will surely be a masterpiece in her eyes. Similarly, when in 1917 Marcel Duchamp – a French artist at the forefront of conceptual art – submitted a porcelain urinal (yes, really!) entitled Fountain for an exhibition, the idea of art as demonstrating mastery of a craft was turned on its head. Duchamp’s goal was to engage with his audience in a thought-provoking way without having to satisfy the aesthetic status quo. Though at the time they refused to exhibit the work, Fountain later became an icon of 20th century art, and coined the concept of the “readymade”; ordinary manufactured object designated by the artist as a work of art and requiring no workmanship at all. This leads us to question: how does one define what is a “masterpiece”? And who decides what is?

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01/06/2022

Dear Particle Community

We are pleased to present to you the genesis draft of the Particle Bill of Rights.  Our mission is to clearly spell out Particle owner’s rights and understanding of our mission of building a world-class art collection.  As always, we encourage you to join our communities on Telegram and Discord to provide your feedback directly to us.

— The Particle Team

11/22/2021

Why Avalanche: Building NFTs on a Breakthrough for Crypto and Green Technology

Earth’s climate is becoming more hostile to human life.

The last seven years are the hottest on record, rising sea levels are threatening coastal communities, and extreme weather events are becoming increasingly common. Those are just a few of the many alarming signs the science community has pointed to for decades, while behaviors and industries have continued to chug along as if nothing is changing.

As people building the future of NFTs, collectibles, and art, it would be negligent to ignore the potentially massive impact design decisions we make today can have on generations to come.

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11/18/2021

New Narrative of Ownership: Digitization Without Destruction

Burning Banksy

Since forever, collecting and enjoying fine art has been the privilege of a select few. While technology has transformed how we interact with things like music, film, and finance, art has not enjoyed the same dynamics. The greatest collections remain hidden away inaccessible to the world at large.

Blockchain and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) offer more paths for more people to own and enjoy art. This broadened access encourages new voices to offer their perspectives on art – contemporary or otherwise –  and fosters a more inclusive market.

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