Superrare Labs has unveiled the very first non-fungible token (NFT) drop from acclaimed photographer Bill Bernstein and legendary Studio 54. The NFT drop shows Bernstein’s nightlife photos from the legendary Studio 54 and the Paradise Garage. Additionally, Superrare also unveiled NFT collectibles that showcase 8-bit animation from Studio 54 and music from Jitwam, Teymori, and Studio 54 Music.
Studio 54 lights up the nightlife with NFT photos from the iconic disco club and Paradise Garage
44 years ago, Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager opened a nightclub called Studio 54, which opened at the height of the American disco trend. In no time the club became world famous and stars like Woody Allen, Betty Ford, Calvin Klein, Timothy Leary, Farrah Fawcett, Liza Minnelli, David Bowie, Cher, Rick James and Mick Jagger were regulars.
The club itself has closed and in 2020 the company expanded to a record label called Studio 54 Music and has a radio station on Sirius XM called Studio 54 Radio. Now the team behind Studio 54 has teamed up with the non-fungible token (NFT) collector’s marketplace Superrare and released a number of unique NFTs. The first drop began when Superrare unveiled four photographs by renowned photographer Bill Bernstein.
In 1977, Village Voice sent freelance photographer Bernstein to openly photograph Studio 54’s trends. “The four works include digitized film photos, collages, mixed-media slideshows and contact sheets that highlight outtakes that have never been seen before,” said Superrare’s announcement. “Giving more context to the golden era of the disco and New York scene between 1977-1981.”
Studio 54 Releases ‘Accurate Pixel Art Animations Of Inside the Famed Disco Club’
In addition, Studio 54 and Superrare NFT have released 8-bit video game animation of the world famous disco club with special music. The NFTs are considered to be “exact pixel art animations from inside the famous disco club”. The music associated with the NFT collectibles comes from two releases from Studio 54’s official record label, Studio 54 Music. “‘Night Magic Vol. ME;’ an EP with Studio 54 anthems, reinterpreted and directed in the studio by modern New York disco experts [and] ‘Help yourself;’ a maxi single by the aspiring dance musicians Jitwam and Teymori. “
Statements sent to Bitcoin.com News by the Studio 54 team stressed that a portion of the proceeds from Bill Bernstein’s NFT sales will go to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute. A portion of the proceeds from the NFT 8-bit video game animation will go to the Sound Mind Live (SML) charity. SML’s mission is to “bring together musicians, music lovers and forward-thinking organizations to build community and open dialogue about mental health – and harness the power of music to catalyze social change”.
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Photo credits: Shutterstock, Pixabay, Wiki Commons, Studio 54, photographs by Bill Bernstein,
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