By Hannah Muehlberger
Seeds of Happiness, in collaboration with Dapper Labs and Famed Graffiti artist Jimmy Paintz, will have a presence at the SCOPE art show taking place during Art Basel Miami from Tuesday, November 29 – Sunday, December 4th.
Seeds of Happiness is a movement, designed to create a chain reaction of positivity by creating a community around artists and art projects that brighten the world, lift spirits, and celebrate everyday moments of happiness. Jimmy Pierce, AKA Jimmy Paintz, is a Los Angeles-based contemporary urban artist. With elements inspired by 70’s pop culture combined with Pollock, Koons, and Hirst, the artist’s work conveys a message of happiness, freedom, and hope. Pierce struggles with internal conflicts and demons from his past and by communicating the pain and torment, he can find positivity, peace, and hope for the future; a message that he shares via his artwork. Jimmy Pierce is a Los Angeles-based contemporary urban artist. From a mixed-ethnicity background, his work embraces many ideas and concepts that remain constant across cultures. He developed his creative focus at an early age, experimenting with various mediums and disciplines and later moving from Arkansas to Los Angeles to fully develop his potential. With elements inspired by 70’s pop culture combined with Pollock, Koons, and Hirst, the artist’s work conveys a message of happiness, freedom, and hope. His pieces have found their way into the collections of ‘A’ list celebrities, professional athletes, fine art collectors, and investors from far afield as LA, NYC, Miami, London, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
The project kicked off on November 15th with an exclusive first drop of Jimmy Paintz’s unique smiley face art, sold for $555 as a pairing of his physical art and digital NFT, which will be available for minting on–site during Art Basel Miami. Collectors will be granted access to the Seeds of Happiness community, with special perks including the opportunity to meet face-to-face in quarterly happy hours hosted around the globe. On Friday, December 2nd, Jimmy Paintz will be officiating a wedding for fans live at the Seeds of Happiness booth (D13). To ensure the project also spreads goodwill, a portion of all proceeds will go to Cedars Sinai healing collection, Heart Support, Inner City Arts, and Operation Smile.
The Genesis Collection from artist Jimmy Paintz is a set of 8,888 custom spray-painted and hand-cut paper happy faces, each with its own unique attributes and artistic flourishes. These limited-edition happy faces live as NFTs on the Flow blockchain. Your NFT serves as the gateway to unlocking unique access to utility from Seeds of Happiness, starting with the ability to redeem your NFT for a 1-of-1 physical piece – a representation of your NFT in the real world. To ensure the project also spreads goodwill, a portion of all proceeds will go to Cedars Sinai healing collection, Heart Support, Inner City Arts, and Operation Smile.