Today Trevor Jones is releasing the 4th edition of EthBoy: the NFT painting of Vitalik Buterin in a harlequin suit, is releasing a new edition to celebrate the Ethereum co-founder’s birthday.
The fourth edition of the generative artwork, created by Trevor Jones in the style of Pablo Picasso’s Paul as Harlequin, was done in collaboration with Grammy-winning DJ Sasha and will be displayed on Oxford Street in London.
The NFT is part of the ETHEREAL collection, which will feature a new Ethboy iteration with Async Art every six months for the next five years, in collaboration with artists Alotta Money and DJ Don Diablo. Async Art enables creators to make digital art that evolves over time and reacts to external data and stimuli, and the painting changes daily based on factors such as Ethereum’s price and network gas fees. This latest one-of-a-kind edition celebrates Buterin’s birthday on January 31. Jones said the aim of the collection is to tell the story of Buterin’s life through art and will become a historic work of art and a coveted item for the 10 involved collectors and partners.
We can’t talk about ETHboy without spending a moment on Alotta Money. Alotta Money was a French crypto artist and NFT Machine known for his unique and powerful digital art. He was an influential figure in the NFT community and a true pioneer in the crypto art space. His work was a mixture of anarchic, cyberdelic, and humorously subversive art, including Twitter banners and classical painting profanations. He was also a renowned architect and designer in the metaverse. Born in Buenos Aires, Alotta Money was one of the first artists to tokenize his work, and his detailed, playful, and beautiful art can still be found on many major crypto art platforms today. Sadly, he passed away from cancer in March 2022 but his legacy and impact in the crypto art world will continue to live on.
Beginning as a painting paying tribute to Picasso’s ‘Paul Dressed as Harlequin’, Trevor Jones’s ‘Ethereum Boy’ recast Vitalik Buterin, founder of the Ethereum network, in the role of harlequin. Then, in collaboration with the legendary NFT artist Alotta Money, Trevor’s creation came to life like Pinocchio in the programmatic work ‘EthBoy’. EthBoy is an elusive, questing figure, daily navigating the ever-fluctuating fortunes of the crypto world. Some days he’s soaring through the heavens, others plunging to the stygian depths.
Very excited to have collaborated with @trevorjonesart on his latest NFT – EthBoy Chapter 4: TRANSCEND.
— sashaofficial (@sashaofficial) January 30, 2023
The Trevor Jones ETHboy project is scheduled to follow 10 chapters through 2026. You can learn more about each piece here:
As each chapter of Ethboy is released, the links below will go live, allowing you to follow his story.
- Chapter 1: ΞTHΞRΞAL
- Chapter 2: IMMORTAL
- Chapter 3: THE MERGE
- Chapter 4: TRANSCEND (I’ll Spread my Wings)
- Chapter 5: ETA August 2023
- Chapter 6: ETA February 2024
- Chapter 7: ETA August 2024
- Chapter 8: ETA February 2025
- Chapter 9: ETA August 2025
- Chapter 10: ETA February 2026
About Trevor Jones
Trevor Jones received an MA in Fine Art (Hons) from Edinburgh College of Art. He has been blending art and technology for over 10 years, starting with QR code oil paintings in 2012 and AR in 2013. His investment in Bitcoin in 2017 sparked a new direction in his work and led to the creation of crypto-themed AR paintings. This eventually brought him to the dynamic world of NFTs.
About ASYNC art
Async Art is a decentralized platform for creating, buying, and selling digital art assets as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). It allows artists to create unique and verifiable digital assets that can be bought, sold, and traded on the blockchain. This ensures the authenticity and scarcity of the art pieces, allowing collectors to own one-of-a-kind, valuable digital assets. Async Art also includes features such as the ability to add interactivity, animation, and other multimedia elements to the art pieces, making the platform a hub for cutting-edge, new media art.