LEGENDARY MUSIC PRODUCER GIORGIO MORODER’S CIZETA-MORODER
ICONIC ‘80s SUPERCAR AND NFT TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER IN ARIZONA ON 27JANUARY
- 1988 Cizeta-Moroder V16T Prototype offered with incredible NFT created by the “Father of Disco,” Giorgio Moroder
- The single lot offering will go under the hammer at RM Sotheby’s Arizona sale on 27 January
- NFT includes art and renders by world-renowned digital artist, Jeremy Ian Thomas “Soulajit” plus four-track EP of new music by Moroder
- More information at rmsothebys.com
BLENHEIM, Ontario (19 January 2022) – RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to break new ground in the collector car market by offering a world-famous supercar alongside a unique NFT package, owned and created by Oscar-winning music legend and the “Father of Disco,” Giorgio Moroder. The single lot offering will cross the block at the Arizona Biltmore & Spa in Phoenix, on 27 January, during RM Sotheby’s 23rd annual Arizona sale.
Few cars of the 1980s are as rare and as representative of the era than the 1988 Cizeta-Moroder V16T. The car offered is the original Cizeta-Moroder prototype and show car, the most famous example of the model, and the only chassis to wear the Cizeta-Moroder nameplate. Chassis 001 has been owned from new by iconic music composer, producer, and performer, Giorgio Moroder, the original investor in the Cizeta-Moroder supercar project.
And for all the unquestionable appeal that the V16T supercar holds for enthusiasts and collectors, the auction lot has now been expanded with the addition of an incredible NFT package, that will undoubtedly excite both car fans as well as music and digital art collectors keen to acquire a unique and unrepeatable offering from one of the world’s most legendary figures within the music industry. Moroder is an icon of the ‘80s; the era in which the car was created and the decade with which Giorgio Moroder is indelibly associated.
For the legendary music producer, film composer, and hitmaker, Giorgio Moroder, his approach to innovation mirrors that of his music and film career. Universally celebrated as “The Father of Disco,” he has written and produced hits for countless artists, working with stars ranging from Donna Summer, to David Bowie, and to Daft Punk, while also forging a career as a multiple Oscar and Golden Globe award-winning film composer, writing and producing music for films such as Midnight Express, Flashdance, and Top Gun. Moroder serves as a one-man nexus of art and technology, and this latest endeavor is emblematic of his status as a driving force in both realms.
Giorgio says: “The creation of the Cizeta-Moroder supercar comes from my quest to marry technology and creativity – starting with the synthesizer and electronic music in the early ‘70s. The emergence of NFTs and blockchain technology reminds me of that same energy and enthusiasm from those early days. This exciting project with RM Sotheby’s, Iconoclast, and Jeremy Ian Thomas ‘Soulajit’ combines all of my lifelong passions: original music, innovative technology, and high-performance automobiles. Coupling the sale of the car with a unique soundtrack and NFT was thus an exciting and completely natural decision!”
THE NFT PACKAGE:
The auction, implemented through a partnership between RM Sotheby’s, Iconoclast, & in cooperation with NFT PRO™, a white-label NFT solution for enterprises, combines the sale of the groundbreaking Cizeta-Moroder V16T Prototype sports car with a package including: a four-track Giorgio Moroder music EP exclusive to the car, a 3-D artistic rendering of the car NFT as a collaboration with digital artist Jeremy Ian Thomas “Soulajit,” as well as a 3-D scan of the car along with scanned car provenance documentation & memorabilia.
Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions, RM Sotheby’s, says: “For RM Sotheby’s, the opportunity to work with Giorgio on this project has been a privilege. Few individuals have maintained such an important place in popular culture and have enjoyed his level of success. That success has been driven by his constant innovation and through his desire to embrace new trends and technologies. The NFT offered with the car is exactly that – a new, exciting, and artistic project that is breaking new ground in the collector car auction world. And we are delighted to be able to offer it for public sale in Arizona.”
Olivier Chastan, CEO of Iconoclast, remarks: “Iconoclast is dedicated to perpetuating iconic artistic legacies into the future. We are excited and honored to partner with Giorgio, a visionary who was responsible for creating the ‘sound of the future,’ and who is now breaking yet another boundary with this exciting and unique partnership with RM Sotheby’s and Jeremy Ian Thomas.”