"With each sale of the artwork,
the appearance changes."
When the NFTs are created, most of the image is covered with colorful tulip fields. The tulip fields change color and react daily to the stock price of the S&P500.
With every trade of the NFT, the artwork loses parts of the colorful flower fields until the whole picture turns into white ash.
The collectors change the image through the purchase / sale piece by piece.
The artwork picks up transient feelings and visually manifests them in the image.
»The Great Tulip Mania was a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for bulbs of the recently introduced and fashionable tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then dramatically collapsed in February 1637.
Tulip Mania is considered to be the first ever documented stock market crash in history.«
The art series »Tulip Mania« addresses the feeling of ambivalence we have when faced with the subject of money, its beauty and its abysses.
Even though money appears to be simply means of exchange, there is hardly anything else as loaded with emotions and complexity. We all need it to live, to achieve our
dreams, and it still has the ability to destroy entire economies.
“Tulip Mania” attempts to approach to this complexity through a 17th century event in the Netherlands, today known under the name of »Tulip Mania«, and regarded as the first well documented speculative bubble in economic history.
The pieces handle current events of world history, which are associated with our corporations in a way that is often difficult to grasp.