ASSHAI - 9 SINGLE EDITION AUCTIONS 

"Asshai" is a series of images about the unseen stories of George R.R. Martin's "The World of Ice and Fire". Since season 2 Game of Thrones artist Sven Sauer worked for the HBO series and developed places like Dragonstone, Harrenhal or Kings Landing. 

A lot of places of the world of George R. R. Martin were revealed in „Game of Thrones“ over the past years.  Now, the picture series "Asshai" shows those stories that were mentioned in the series - but never shown. 

All pictures are inspired and created in cooperation  with co-author of the „World of ice and fire“  Elio M. García and there site:

PHYSICAL TOKEN - THE BOX

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9 artwork appear in an edition 1/1 as NFT. 

Every NFT includes a physical token:

• An animated picture behind glas with a hand-cut passepartout. The frame is signed by the artist.


• A papersheet of the Asshai map 


• The original graphic tablet mine I used for the painting 


• A MP3 player with the original soundtrack of the painting (duration around 9 minutes)

• Steel wallet certificate with Token ID

PHYSICAL TOKEN SHIPING:

Physical tokens will be shipped to the NFT owner within the time of 2-6 weeks. The shipping time will depend on the country of destination. With the parcel of your artwork you will also get a short video from the artist. 

My profession has a cinematic background. The artwork perform best in a dark room, with a pair of headphones and in full screen mode to see all the details.

Let your imagination flow while watching.

ASSHAI - THE DARK CITY

The fringes of the Unknown World are the most fascinating of all. The legends of Asshai by the Shadow, concealed behind a black curtain of rumors: Asshai has existed since the beginning of time, but only very few have ever reached the

shores beyond Jade Sea. Those who have braved such an odyssey report nothing of the distant city except a swallowing darkness. They say that black covers the streets, buildings, and walls, traveling from the harbor, past the inner district, and into the shadowlands. Asshai is not just the most captivating

place in all the World of Ice and Fire, but it is without a doubt the most sinister.

 

Barely any other region is as inhospitable, and hardly anything grows from its unforgiving ground. The city’s all-encompassing blackness saps all energy from the light’s rays, which dries up any vegetation. Maester Yandel found excellent words when he wrote that Asshai’s massive city walls could encompass Volantis, Qarth, and King’s Landing, and still have room for Oldtown.

But However large the city truly is, its number of inhabitants is comparatively low. Asshai by the Shadows contains no crowds. There is no hustle and bustle in the marketplaces, and people keep to themselves. The Asshai’i wear masks or veils

that conceal their faces from outsiders’ view.

There is no sound of children playing in the streets. In fact, there are no children at all in Asshai.

 

The menacing dark city is actually a place of sorcery. Asshai represents an aspect of this world that is most often hidden from view. Sorcerers, alchemists, moonsingers, warlocks, bloodmages, necromancers, and all other practitioners of the arcane arts, roam the greasy dark streets. Some of the magic is not even found in the Citadel’s scrolls. The largest known magical group is the red priests, followers of the god R’hllor. Melisandre, the longtime supporter of Stannis

Baratheon, comes from Asshai, the dark city on the Jade sea.

 

Text by Alper Turfan at Cinema strikes Back - Asshai by the Shadows.

Based on the book „The world of Ice and fire“ by   George R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia  and Linda Antonsson.

GOLD ROAD by Sven Sauer

TITLE: GOLD ROAD

EDITION : 1/1 + PHYSICAL TOKEN

TOKEN ID: 000000000

COLLECTION: ASSHAI 

CREATED: 02/1/21

THIS WORK IS UNIQUE

YEAR 75 AC

SOUNDTRACK BY: JULIAN LAPPING

RESOLUTION: 4556 x 2160

ARTWORK ON BLOCKCHAIN

ARTIST NOTES:

The only thing that seems to be abundant in the Shadowlands is gold.
This is also the reason why so many seek out this place to trade.
Since animals die after a short time in Asshai, the gold must be brought by foot from the Shadowlands to the coast.
To penetrate the constant darkness, the porters carry candles to light the way. The caravan moves through the darkness like a glowing string of pearls.

DRAGON by Sven Sauer

YEAR 101 AC

TITLE: DRAGON

EDITION : 1/1 + PHYSICAL TOKEN

COLLECTION: ASSHAI 

CREATED: 02/1/21

TOKEN ID: 000000000

THIS WORK IS UNIQUE

YEAR 75 AC

SOUNDTRACK BY: JULIAN LAPPING

RESOLUTION: 4556 x 2160

ARTWORK ON BLOCKCHAIN

ARTIST NOTES:

The Shadowlands - "People see what they want to see":
The landscape of the Shadowlands is dark and hostile to people. The stone is jet black - the mountains look burnt. Inspiration are the cliffs of Na Palie on Hawai.
In the darkness, the pointed rocks look like dragon's teeth.
The painting "Shadowlands" plays precisely with this illusion. For a short time a sleeping dragon becomes visible in the landscape, which then turns back into a mountain. The picture plays with the projection of the viewer, with the rumors that the dragons have their origin in this place.

ASSHAI'I by SVEN SAUER & MATJAZ KRIVIC

COLLECTION: ASSHAI 

TITLE: ASSHAI'I

EDITION : 1/1 + PHYSICAL TOKEN

YEAR 75 AC

CREATED: 02/1/21

TOKEN ID: 000000000

THIS WORK IS UNIQUE

IN COLLABORATION WITH MATJAZ KRIVIC

RESOLUTION: 4556 x 2160

SOUNDTRACK BY JULIAN LAPPING

ARTWORK ON BLOCKCHAIN

ARTIST NOTES:

Masked inhabitants of Asshai. The eyes are dark and full of tears.

THE SHADOW  by SVEN SAUER & MATJAZ KRIVIC

TITLE: THE SHADOW 

EDITION : 1/1 + PHYSICAL TOKEN

COLLECTION: ASSHAI 

CREATED: 02/1/21

TOKEN ID: 000000000

THIS WORK IS UNIQUE

YEAR 75 AC

IN COLLABORATION WITH MATJAZ KRIVIC

RESOLUTION: 4556 x 2160

SOUNDTRACK BY JULIAN LAPPING

ARTWORK ON BLOCKCHAIN

ARTIST NOTES:

The siegnal fires:
At night, guiding lights perch on the city's tallest towers to direct ships.
Upon closer inspection, one realizes that the fires are funeral pyres.

TEMPLE OF R'HLLOR by SVEN SAUER 

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TITLE: TEMPLE OF R'HLLOR

EDITION : 1/1 + PHYSICAL TOKEN

COLLECTION: ASSHAI 

CREATED: 02/1/21

TOKEN ID: 000000000

THIS WORK IS UNIQUE

YEAR 75 AC

IN COLLABORATION WITH ALEX MINK

RESOLUTION: 3840 x 2160

SOUNDTRACK BY JULIAN LAPPING

ARTWORK ON BLOCKCHAIN

ARTIST NOTES:

 In this design, the TEMPLE OF R'HLLOR is not a gigantic temple as expected. It looks more like a shrine, set deep into the ground, with stairs leading down into the darkness.
On good days, this shrine is the only spot in the whole city that gets a ray of sunlight through the thick cloud cover.
The temple looks like a massive foundation. Ancient cities are literally built on top of each other. Each wall is followed by another. In Jerusalem there are already several cities on top of each other. The TEMPLE OF R'HLLOR shows with the foundation how long it goes back in time.... to the origins of the city.
The visible part of the shrine has the shape that is also found on Melisandre's necklace.

LONELY LIGHT by SVEN SAUER & ALEX MINK

TITLE: LONELY LIGHT

EDITION : 1/1 + PHYSICAL TOKEN

COLLECTION: ASSHAI 

CREATED: 02/1/21

TOKEN ID: 000000000

THIS WORK IS UNIQUE

YEAR 75 AC

IN COLLABORATION WITH ALEX MINK

RESOLUTION: 3840 x 2160

SOUNDTRACK BY JULIAN LAPPING

ARTWORK ON BLOCKCHAIN

ARTIST NOTES:

 (Doesn't belong to Asshai - but is a good starting point to tell the story of Ser Corlys and his journey)

ASSHAI

EDITION 25

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TITLE: ASSHAI

EDITION : 1/25

COLLECTION: ASSHAI 

CREATED: 02/1/21

RESOLUTION: 3840 x 2160

LONELY LIGHT 

EDITION 25

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TITLE: LONELY LIGHT

EDITION : 1/25

COLLECTION: ASSHAI 

CREATED: 02/1/21

RESOLUTION: 3840 x 2160

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AUCTION WITH A PURPOSE -

A FREE ART EXHIBITION

40 international Game of Thrones artists will come together in an exhibition to create paintings about the places that are talked about in the series - but for which no bid has ever been seen.


The images you'll see at the exhibition aren't linked to the upcomming HBO series "House of the Dragons." Rather, they will be unseen stories to the dark tales of the "World of Ice and Fire"....

It is very important to the authors GRRM, Linda and Elio that the exhibition is freely accessible to everyone and that no entrance fee is charged.
In order to finance the fixed costs like the location rent, insurances, supervisory staff or technical rental, we have teamed up to created this auction.

With your support you make the exhibition possible.

- All collectors of the auction will be invited to the private opening and will receive a guided tour through the exhibition from the artists.

Back in 2019 the first part of this exhibition called "Unseen Westeros" has already taken place in Berlin. The exhibition was a success - but the planning took almost 4 years. With the proceeds of the auction we will enable the planning for the follow-up exhibition "Unseen Westeros 2 - Darkness".


Let yourself be inspired by the images of the exhibition 2 years ago:

Over 4 years, 44 artists developed teh unseen world of “WESTEROS.” till now, there has not been any project where so many Game of Thrones artists worked together on one production. The exhibition shows only places of the World of ice and fire, which have not been seen yet.

Most artists were involved in the development of the world of Game of Thrones since the first season.

Their works have been awarded with 6 Emmys. Here at the exhibition, they show you a compete new world. Be prepared to dive into a world of fascination, excitement, and new histories.

https://unseen-westeros.com

Learn more about Sven Sauer

Sven Sauer lives in Berlin and works as a digital artist for international film Productions since 15 years. Besides others he worked on feature films like „Atomic Blonde“, „Oblivion“ and Lars von Triers‘ „Melancholia“. 

He was part of the VfX team which brought „Hugo Cabret“ the Academy Award „Oscar“ for Visuelles effects and three Emmys for „Game of Thrones“ 

Interview with artist Sven Sauer about the artwork. (german)