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What is GODA?

GODA (short for the Gallery of Digital Assets) is an NFT platform that works with artists to leverage NFTs in a way that feels organic and true to their creative voices. The platform was launched in 2022 by Pharrell Williams, Nina Chanel Abney, and Shaun Neff. GODA says it will “provide the ultimate user experience by allowing access to the best drops from a curated collection of renowned figures from the traditional art world as well as up-and-coming artists.”

GODA works closely with traditional artists as they navigate the digital art space, helping them to leverage this new medium in a way that feels organic and true to their creative voices. As trusted partners, we ensure our artists seamless, impactful drops that respect the value of their art.

With GODA, both artists and collectors are assured the best user experience possible.

For our collectors, GODA ensures access to the best drops the market has to offer. The GODA team curates a collection which includes renowned figures from the traditional art world as well as hand-picked up and comers. The GODA team curates artists so you don't have to.

GODA first released 1,000 mint passes priced at 1 ETH each. The Mint Pass is an NFT that offers collectors exclusive access to GODA artists and drops. The Mint Pass is an NFT that offers collectors exclusive access to GODA artists and drops.

Collections over 5000 will give Mint Pass holders two mints. Any collection 1,500 - 5,000 will give Mint Pass holders 1 mint. Anything less than 1,500 will be treated on a case-by-case basis, with priority going to Mint Pass holders. All mints must happen within the allowlist time frame.

Following the mint pass release, GODA released Nina Chanel Abney’s Super Cool World as its first artist collection.


Nina Chanel Abney : Super Cool World


Nina Selected Works

Through a bracing use of color and unapologetic scale, Abney's canvases propose a new type of history painting, one grounded in the barrage of everyday events and funneled through the velocity of the internet. Her work is included in collections around the world, including The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Rubell Family Collection, and The Art Gallery of New South Wales.

What is Super Cool World?

SuperCool World Art
Nina Chanel's Super Cool World is a collection of 5,080 NFTs (non-fungible tokens) that are made up of hundreds of traits designed by Nina Chanel Abney that reflect her frenetic collage-like approach to visual media.

Super Cool World is a generative PFP-based project created as an alternative way to interact with fans and collectors. Nina Chanel Abney has completely embraced NFT as a new medium and is interested in the endless potential and capabilities of NFTs that allow for a much deeper engagement with one's community.

Nina Chanel Abney is a world renowned fine artist so the opportunity to collect pieces of her work is the main project utility. However, each Super Cool World NFT is a unique piece of artwork that doubles as an invitation to participate in the evolution of Nina Chanel Abney's career. Super Cool World holders may get access to exclusive Nina Merch, collaborative product releases, air drops, events, incentivized participation in exhibitions and surprise raffle drawings.

Enter into Nina's “Super Cool World” and join her on her journey filled with fun and spontaneity.
Todd James
Todd James

Todd James is an internationally renowned artist whose singular style and bright palette create vibrant worlds for his audience. Beginning his art career as a teenager in the New York City subway system of the early 1980s, James mastered the practical challenges of good design at an early age, and soon was designing many iconic logos for artists including Mobb Deep, the Beastie Boys, Iggy Pop, Redman, Pharrell, and Eminem. He also designed the Puppets for Comedy Centrals “Crank Yankers”. James has Collaborated with brands like Adidas, Supreme and Billionaire Boys Club and many others. By the late 1990s James was focused primarily on his fine art practice, and his subsequent work was twice selected for the Venice Biennale (2001, 2015). James often channels politics and humor into his paintings, and his war planes, tanks, and snipers remain some of the most potent iconography of the past two decades. James has exhibited his work in museums worldwide, including the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the Tate Museum in Liverpool, the High Museum in Atlanta, the Abattoirs Museum in Toulouse, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

Art Party:
Art Party
Art Party Is a collection of artistic themes that appear in the exhibit work of Todd James. Drawing from his decades-long practice James has selected six motifs that resonate strongly in our current moment. The Tanks, Warplanes, and Snipers all began to appear in James's work during the global conflict of the early 2000s, and are perhaps more relevant today than ever in their subversive critique of war. The cartoon treatment they receive softens the aesthetic blow, but allows the hit to connect, or as James says: “Sometimes you gotta laugh to keep from crying.”

The Graffiti, TitWizard, and Phantom Rider imagery, on the other hand, represent a return to childhood. The Graffiti collection was inspired by writing in its purest form: 1970s inspired bubble letters, with the piece brought to life with either a cobra or a classic graffiti character or “mug”. These are inspired by recent large scale paintings James created while revisiting his graffiti roots in an exhibit setting.

The TitWizards and the Phantom Rider explore themes of magic, lust, & death and are perennial favorites in the iconographic canon of James’ work. Representing mystery and power, these images also gesture back to the 1970s and adolescent years awash in sci-fi, cartoons, and Dungeons & Dragons, with a nostalgic nod to a more analog way of life.

All of these themes interact to create the Art Party, a gathering of disparate imagery that comes together joyously. Todd is excited to introduce a sampling of his art to the web3 community, and also to provide his IRL collectors who are new to the web3 space some familiar works to enjoy.
Hilma Af Klint
Hilma Klint
Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) has taken the art world by storm - many decades after her death. Today, she is one of the world's most beloved artists. Born in Stockholm, Hilma af Klint studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. She established herself as a respected artist, exhibiting figurative paintings. Originally a devout Christian she later became involved in spiritualism, and later followed a keen interest in the ideas of Rudolf Steiner's Rosicrucian theosophy and anthroposophy. These modes of spiritual engagement were popular across Europe - especially in artistic and literary circles. In recent years, the interest in af Klint's esoteric paintings has grown, and in 2018 a large survey at the Guggenheim Museum in New York became the best-attended exhibition in the history of the institution. The Catalogue Raisonné presents all the important works of Hilma af Klint, many of which have never been exhibited.

Paintings for the Temple
Collect the NFT series Hilma af Klint - Paintings for the Temple from the official catalogue raisonne produced by Stolpe Publishing with the endorsement of the Hilma af Klint Foundation, presented by Acute Art and available on the GODA platform.

Whilst the Paintings for the Temple belong to the not-for-profit Hilma af Klint Foundation and will never be for sale, an official catalogue raisonné produced by Stolpe Publishing and divided in seven volumes was finalized this year. The second volume, Paintings for the Temple, contains Hilma af Klint’s most important body of work. The digital continuation of the catalogue includes works in VR and AR produced by Acute Art. The 193 key artworks are offered as NFTs in an edition of two. One non-commercial set will remain with the publishing house, the other set will be for sale on the GODA platform.
Jon Rivas

John Rivas (b. 1997, Newark, NJ) is a figurative painter whose narrative is guided by the stories of his ancestors and loved ones. As a first generation American raised in Newark, New Jersey, Rivas’ artwork is enriched with tales of family members many of whom he’s met remotely or through photographs. He is concerned with the concepts of legacy, preserving the narratives of lost loved ones, and documenting his upbringing. Rivas’ paintings occupy space like sculpture, juxtaposing unexpected objects, many of which are sourced from his childhood, against one another. His brush strokes and rubs of charcoal are expressive marks that add to the visual collage. Each painting celebrates the Latinx concept of family and community through the lens of his Salvadoran roots.

Selected Works
This project was inspired by David Hockney’s IPad paintings. Those paintings are a result of Hockneys dedication to experimentation and pushing boundaries. Still depicting family and love ones I approach these digital works as if they were my paintings. Starting from scratch with a drawing then breaking down the image with different brushes/textures and even cut out of actual finished works like the beans and embroidery to collage which forms a new visual language. My paintings are meant to be seen in person as the photos do no justice. With these digital works I try to mimic the face to face experience through the screen, the details don’t get lost and the figures feel alive. Thank you to Todd and the GODA team for this opportunity to create a new extension to my practice.
Upcoming Artists:

Friedrich Kunath

Friedrich Kunath is a German artist who studied at Braunschweig University of Arts and currently lives in Los Angeles. He combines German Romanticism with western popular culture in his art, incorporating still life, cartoon imagery, commercial illustration, nature photography, and lyrical references. Kunath's work evokes universal feelings of love, hope, longing, and despair, often with a touch of comedy and pathos. He has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions and his work is featured in prominent public and private collections. A major monograph about his life and work was published in 2018.
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Erik Parker

Erik Parker is an American artist born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1968. He studied at the University of Texas, Austin and later received his MFA from Purchase College, SUNY. Parker is best known for his colorful and surreal paintings, which often depict psychedelic landscapes, distorted figures, and cultural references. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Kunsthalle Wien. Parker currently lives and works in New York City.
Anthony James

Anthony James is a British artist born in 1974 in England. He received his formal art education at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. James' artistic practice spans a range of media, including sculpture, installation, and video. His work often explores themes of science, technology, and the cosmos, using materials such as glass, steel, and neon to create intricate and ethereal sculptures that blur the lines between art, science, and spirituality. James has exhibited his work in galleries and museums worldwide, including the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, and the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart in Germany. His work is also included in prominent public and private collections such as the Saatchi Collection, London, and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. James currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
En Iwamura

En Iwamura was born in Kyoto, Japan in 1988. Under the influence of both parents who are painter, he grew up in artistic environment. After graduate the BFA in craft at the Kanazawa collage of Art and Craft, he began to be interested in international Art world. he considers that the ceramic has the potential of being one of the international languages, which can cross the different cultures, people and countries.

February James

February James is a contemporary American artist known for her vibrant and expressive mixed media works. She was born in 1980 in Washington D.C. and grew up in Maryland. James began her artistic career as a self-taught painter and later studied art and graphic design at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Her artwork is characterized by her use of bold colors, intricate patterns, and dynamic compositions that explore themes of identity, race, and femininity. James often incorporates collage and drawing techniques into her paintings, using materials such as fabric, paper, and charcoal to create layered and textured surfaces. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States, including the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, California and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C.

In addition to her studio practice, James is also an advocate for arts education and has worked with various organizations to provide opportunities and resources for emerging artists. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
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