In July 2022, GMUNK was invited to Christie’s third offering of Trespassing, a groundbreaking online sale curated together with Ronnie K. Pirovino, the Prints and Multiples and Post-War and Contemporary Art departments. The sale traced graffiti’s influence on contemporary art and embraced the energy and humor of artists inspired by the medium.
This edition of Trespassing also featured works across collecting categories by leading names such as KAWS, Banksy, and Invader and also juxtaposed works by Hajime Sorayama, Javier Calleja, Shantell Martin and Roby Dwi Antono that share the same dynamic spirit. Munky’s involvement was in the NFT portion of the sale, featuring 1/1 NFTs by Skygolpe, Joshua Davis, Blake Kathryn, FVCKRENDER, Victor Mosquera, Andre O’Shea and Shantell Martin.
For his submission Ephemera, Munky pushed into dynamic NFTs by creating a generative playback system with code genius Dyske. The concept and premise of the piece was to create a Ephemeral viewing portal into a specific moment in time, a fleeting plea by a beautiful subject, entrapped in a genie in a bottle type story, the movements her plea for salvation, the cosmic light her shrine. As a result, a unique piece of digital art was created where every viewing was a different variation, pulling from a library of footage to present the story in the most compelling way possible, a diopter of time folding back on itself.