Megafanstore releases Rod Neer football art as NFT
Berlin, London, May 18th, 2021
Megafanstore Marketing Ltd. (MEGA / WKN A2P3BJ) has signed an exclusive agreement with well-known artist Rod Neer to market the digital Pop Art football edition “ PopKick ” . The complete PopKick Edition includes 20 works, which will be released gradually as an original NFT on the Etherium blockchain and as a 1000-series token on the Stellar blockchain The first work ( PopKick 1 ) is now available for sale as a unique original NFT on the established digital art platform Openseas at a price of 1.75 Ethereum (aprox. 5,000 euros).
The owner of the NFT has access to the highest resolution (over 300dpi) and a vector file for printing in the best print quality. ERC-721 or ERC-1155 tokens on the Ethereum blockchaib are the established standard in the digital art market.
In addition, Megafanstore is releasing the same work as a limited edition of 1000 tokens on the Stellar blockchain. Megafanstore has developed a new standard to prove the authenticity of NFT art on the Stellar Blockchain. This makes digital art and memorabilia accessible to a large number of football fans at affordable prices and extremely low transaction costs (approx. 0.01 cents). A PopKick 1 token of the 1000 edition can be purchased and also traded for approx. 10 euros on StellarTerm, a decentralized exchange of the Stellar Blockchain.
Megafanstore will shortly launch its own marketplace Megafanworld. In this virtual 3D application, football fans or art lovers can purchase digital works and exhibit them in their virtual living room, subbed the fanroom . Users can also invite friends or order a printed poster of the digital work at the push of a button. These innovative features create an amalgamation of the virtual and the real world.
Rod Neer – The Artist
Rod Neer, born 1951, is working as a freelance artist in Waiblingen / Germany. His art developed not in academic training, but through an iterative process in the Academy of Life. His training as a color lithographer gave him the technical skills to design with color and absolute precision and his work is still influenced by his screen printing experience.
Studying economics gave him an independent, rational way of thinking: breaking free from existing structures and pursuing new paths, ideas and products. That’s how the economy works and Rod Neer applies the saem ideas in his art. His work is a constant search with passion and excitement for novelty. Rod Neer’s life has been a visual stroll with open eyes through the world of art. His art combines craftsmanship, harmony, imagination and a sense of color. Since 1998, Rod Neer specialises in digital Pop Art and is regarded as a representative of the avantgarde in this segment.
Rod Neer,s clients include Volkswagen, Citroen, Mercedes-Benz. His artworks are sold world-wide. One well-known afficionado of his art is Ferdinand Piech, automobile industry tycoon and art collector, who purchased Rod Neers New Beetle“ edition of 9 digital images on behalf of Volkswagen.
Rod Neer about the PopKick Edition
The PopKick Edition is part of a series of Pop Art pictures that capture the magic of football. Football is creativity and the courage to take risks, but also discipline and stamina, ambition and fighting spirit. Fun and suspense are the core of the game, and that’s how I also see my art. The fun, the joy of art, visualising the possible and the unexpected, the visual language flows into a dynamic process. The fundamental element of football is of course the ball. Ball is movement, dynamism and thrills. quot;Chance and luck; are also components of the game. I use the same concepts to create the PopKick series, capturing the electric atmosphere of a football match through the medium of art.
The suspense on the pitch is mirrored on the canvas. Power merges in the composition of the picture. A snapshot of the emotions, preserving the present moment. The ball is the focus, the players become the cast. My favorite format is the square, connecting with symmetry of the ball and reflecting the demarcation of the pitch. The fascination of football flows into a digital perspective.