After I first began working at Inked almost a decade in the past I used to be stunned by simply how a lot mail we obtained from jail. Even again then the artwork of truly sending out letters was rapidly disappearing, so the very idea of getting a pile of “jail mail” are available each week appeared utterly unfathomable. However the letters stored coming and as I waded by them I used to be at all times amazed by what number of superior drawings inmates would ship to us.
If you recognize your tattoo historical past, this should not be remotely stunning. Tattoos and inmates have at all times gone collectively like peas and carrots. If it wasn’t for improvements made by artists in jail the explosion of black-and-grey tattoo possible would not have ever occurred.
Art for Redemption aims to not just show off the work of some talented artists currently behind bars, however to additionally assist present a market for them to promote their work. “Artwork for Redemption is devoted to harnessing the transformative and liberating energy of the humanities to reimagine justice,” founder Buck Adams says.
A part of this purpose is being realized by an NFT marketplace launched in partnership with the eco-friendly FLOW blockchain with Blockparty.
“Circulate was designed from the bottom up as a basis for internet-scale protocols and purposes that additionally present distinctive person expertise,” Adams explains. “This helps maintain prices inexpensive for transactions and creates a simple to make use of buyer expertise. Utilizing this know-how we’re capable of offer you one thing that may’t be copied: possession of the work. To place it by way of bodily artwork accumulating: anybody should purchase a Picasso print. However just one particular person can personal the unique. AFR is working to make use of modern methods of promoting artwork to allow our gross sales to any collector and opening up our artwork to large marketplaces for our artist which might be incarcerated and shouldn’t have entry to this know-how.”
Art for Redemption has launched their very first NFT auction. The work is a collage of artwork created by incarcerated prisoners that was initially put collectively for a mural in Denver, however has now been reimagined as an NFT.
Under you will discover some extra of the spectacular items of artwork collected by Artwork for Redemption.