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On NFTs. Art Edition No. 1–100, Refik Anadol ‘Machine Hallucinations – Perennial Dreams’

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Encompassing the entire NFT ecosystem—from algorithmic art to avatars—the first major art historical survey of this field includes 10 academic essays and richly illustrated profiles of 101 key artists. Connecting the disruptive contemporary medium to its context in art history, this volume offers a deep dive into the sphere of non-fungible tokens and is also available for purchase in crypto.

Art Edition (No. 1–100) with the NFT Machine Hallucinations – Perennial Dreams (2021) by Refik Anadol, an accompanying print of the NFT, signed by the artist, and the book in a stainless steel slipcase designed by ZAK Group.

First copies will be available by April 16. Delivery dates for the next copies will be updated shortly.

Edition of 100NFT; pigment print on Hahnemühle paper, 55.8 x 55.8 cm, numbered and signed by the artist; hardcover volume in stainless steel slipcase, 36 x 50 cm, 14.6 kg, 604 pages, with a booklet, 21 x 29.7 cm, 24 pages

“This book is one of the first major survey publications on blockchain-based art and the wider on-chain cultural ecosystem.”

Robert Alice
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On NFTs. Art Edition No. 1–100, Refik Anadol ‘Machine Hallucinations – Perennial Dreams’

On NFTs. Art Edition No. 1–100, Refik Anadol ‘Machine Hallucinations – Perennial Dreams’

4500

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TASCHEN’s Guide to the Digital Art Revolution

Robert Alice’s On NFTs is the first major art historical survey text on the most compelling, disruptive area of contemporary art today. A rigorous and critical examination of all facets of the NFT ecosystem, On NFTs takes a multidimensional, artist-led approach, leaving its readers with a richer understanding of a topic often shrouded in misconception and pixelated mystery.

The book, presented in TASCHEN’s iconic grand-scale BABY SUMO format, covers a wide range of essential information for both those new to or experienced with the modern medium. Featuring 10 essays from the world’s leading voices in art and the blockchain, including Hans Ulrich Obrist, On NFTs is a book that celebrates unlikely and thought-provoking connections from across art history. Expect illustrations of Rembrandt paintings alongside CryptoPunk avatars, extensive essays explaining the nitty-gritty world of NFTs—including Sol LeWitt’s influence on today’s artistic algorithms—as well as behind-the-scenes glimpses of the creative processes of pioneering artists from Beeple and Emily Xie to Snowfro and Refik Anadol.

Accompanying the 10 essays, On NFTs presents a co-curated survey of 101 key practices working in NFTs today. With each profile uniquely authored by handpicked experts, including curators, critics, artists, and AI, On NFTs embraces diverse and global voices to navigate this borderless movement. Perfect for both natives and newcomers, On NFTs features an extensive glossary of key terms, and a comprehensive exhibition history and timeline of the digital art canon.


Machine Hallucinations – Perennial Dreams (2021) is an AI Data Painting trained on a vast archive of 75 million perennial flower images, each meticulously collected and processed through custom software crafted by Refik Anadol Studio. Machine Hallucinations is Anadol’s ongoing research project into the aesthetics of data, drawing from collective visual memories of nature, cities, and outer space. This work challenges our conventional views of flora by simulating their existence beyond natural settings, accentuating the effects that floral pigments can provoke. Complex layers of AI-generated imagery connect us to a vast cosmos of data, while its natural pigments trigger a sense of belonging to the earth through a transformative experience.



Art Edition (No. 1–100) with the NFT Machine Hallucinations – Perennial Dreams (2021) by Refik Anadol and an accompanying print of the NFT, signed by the artist, and the book On NFTs in a stainless steel slipcase.

Also available in a Collector's Edition, in The Hard Code Edition, and in three alternative Art Editions in a stainless steel slipcase with NFTs and accompanying signed prints from artists Dmitri Cherniak, Sofia Crespo, and Osinachi.

The editor

Robert Alice makes art, exhibitions, and books that explore blockchains and their histories. The first artist to auction an NFT at a major auction house, their work Portraits of a Mind (2019–) was pivotal to the NFT space’s growth. In 2023, the Monnaie de Paris held one of the first European museum solo NFT shows on their work. In 2022, Alice, who lectures globally, co-produced the first academic conference on NFTs at the University of Oxford. Alice’s work is part of the permanent collections of several institutions, including the Centre Pompidou, Paris.

The artist

Refik Anadol is an internationally renowned media artist and pioneer in the aesthetics of data and machine intelligence. Anadol delves into the innovative realm of human-machine collaboration, pushing the boundaries between art, nature, science, and technology. His site-specific audiovisual performances have been featured at iconic landmarks and museums worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Pompidou, the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, and Casa Batlló.

On NFTs. Art Edition No. 1–100, Refik Anadol ‘Machine Hallucinations – Perennial Dreams’
Edition of 100NFT; pigment print on Hahnemühle paper, 55.8 x 55.8 cm, numbered and signed by the artist; hardcover volume in stainless steel slipcase, 36 x 50 cm, 14.6 kg, 604 pages, with a booklet, 21 x 29.7 cm, 24 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-9731-9

Edition: English
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FAQ’s

NFTs, short for Non-Fungible Tokens, are unique digital assets that are cryptographically secured on a blockchain, enabling their exchange and transfer. NFTs are often associated with digital content like images, videos, or audio files.

Minting is the process of creating a new NFT. When you redeem your Art Edition NFT, you will go through the minting process to generate your unique digital collectible, registering it on the Ethereum blockchain.

As the claim process is secured through a scratch off within the physical copy of the book, you will be able to claim your NFT upon delivery of your Art Edition book.

The claim function for your NFT has been inserted physically into your book. Upon your receival of your On NFTs Art Edition, all minting details will be provided, including a claim code and link to TASCHEN's online claim portal.

Each On NFTs Art Edition comes with one NFT.

You can use an existing Ethereum wallet or opt to use Crossmint, which offers the option to pay with a credit card via a custodial wallet solution.

Crypto wallets securely store your private keys, which are like passwords granting you access to your NFTs and cryptocurrency. They ensure the safe and convenient sending and receiving of NFTs and digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.

To mint your Art Edition NFT you will only need to pay a small transaction fee for the claim. For those using an Ethereum digital wallet, you will need up to 0.05 Eth to cover the transaction fee. If you are minting the NFT using your credit card, there will be a small fee of a few dollars.

Hosting and functionality for the claim system on taschen.com will be supported for a minimum of 2 years post launch.

The architecture of the claim process is such that it can be done directly on the blockchain itself, without the need for a third party such as TASCHEN, for as long as Ethereum exists. Should you wish to claim your Art Edition NFT directly via the blockchain, detailed instructions will be made available via email, social media, and on taschen.com in due course.

For general enquiries, email onnfts@taschen.com.

How to claim your Art Edition NFT


Step 1 - Claim Code for Your Book

Purchase an On NFTs Art Edition Book
Scratch off the overlay from within the first page
Use the code revealed to claim your NFT


Step 2 - Payment and Wallet Check

Use an existing Digital Wallet or Credit Card to complete the transfer.

I already have a Digital Wallet
You will need up to .05 Eth (Gas Fees) in the wallet to complete the transfer
Proceed to Step 3

I do not have a Digital Wallet
You will need a credit card and a wallet will be created for you.
Proceed to Step 3


Step 3 - Begin the Claim Process

Go to the ARTIST EDITIONS CLAIM PAGE and enter your unique code. The corresponding NFT for that code will appear. Follow the instructions to mint your NFT.