"The idea of a return to beauty compels me. I feel we have cycled away from Marcel Duchamp's legacy towards a post industrial Renaissance. In order to reconnect to our deep inner nature we need to re-rationalize concepts of beauty. Ides of March is the first work in a sequence 'eternal classics revisits' using physical and digital tools. I I am here Taking over Julius Caesar's portrait as originally seen by French sculptor Nicolas Coustou in 1696 ( the work was commissioned for the Versaille Gardens and today haunts the Cour Puget of the Musée du Louvre ). Released in March to mark Caesar's legendary death in the senate of Rome, Ides is an apropos sign of times artwork, entrenched into historical mirroring paradoxes of an agitated époques marked by whirlwind lightspeed revolutions."
IDES OF MARCH is a multivalent multi layered release combining Firouz FarmanFarmaian's 'NFT Art No NFT trash : An Ecology of Soul Manifesto', the original IDES OF MARCH physical artwork along with 12 limited edition prints on paper added to the inaugural NFT 'IDES OF MARCH AUGMENTED' dropped on OpenSea to announce his Venice Biennale 2022 bid.
A portion of all sales will go to fund the GATES OF TURAN installation-exhibition produced by TAM Foundation Roma and the We R the Nomads Agency. The dedicated website www.gatesofturan.com is to go live on Friday April 16th via a zoom panel moderated by Janet Rady featuring the artist and 'Gates of Turan' curator Sveva Manfredi Zavaglia.