We are pleased to announce that “Snowfro’s Squiggles: The Auction” has raised 149 ETH ($265,000) in support of The ALS Association.
Snowfro’s Chromie Squiggle has come to symbolize the tight-knit community that has sprung up around a shared passion for collecting generative art. It’s an invitation and all are welcome.
The Chromie Squiggle stands alone as a unique visual marker for internet art, Web3 innovation, and global community formation.
Squiggles are a beast unto themselves and stand outside everything else. When the project first launched, we believed in its potential, and it has been an honor to see more and more appreciators come to admire and understand Snowfro’s early contributions to gen art.
Now I have begun to use my Squiggle as my own signature, which brings more meaning to it for me as a collector. I take every opportunity to encourage other crypto natives, collectors, and OGs to do the same.
My favorite Squiggle is my bold. I like the spectrum and its narrowing range. I love how the chubbiness of the strokes forces the bolds into a third dimension, while the other types, with their slender figures, lie flat against the picture plane.
I couldn’t resist, so I joined the list for a new mint and a few weeks later my output was revealed — Chromie Squiggle #9627 — fuzzy and spread!
Squiggles have shown artists, collectors, and enjoyers what is possible and, in doing so, have spawned a new category of art that now sits in major museums around the world.
Now, having staged four shows of Squiggles everywhere from New York to Miami to Basel, I’ve developed expertise and further appreciation for the test project that effectively launched Art Blocks and the entire development of generative art on the Internet.
For me, Squiggles capture the essence of Erick’s creative spirit, with its playful and lighthearted approach to color and form, and the endless variations that reflect his endless ideas.
“Snowfro’s Squiggles: The Auction” will take place on Tuesday, May 23 from 5pm GMT / 12pm EST and will last for 24 hours, concluding Wednesday, May 24. The auction will take place online at gallery.verticalcrypto.art.