Rare Jerry Garcia digital art piece unveiled as NFT

Jerry Garcia Music Arts Partners With SuperRare And Carbon Offset Company Aerial For Historic First

Mission-based Jerry Garcia Music Arts has partnered with fellow Environmentally Listening Aerial Platform to release Jerry Garcia’s rare digital artwork, “Gift,” on the Super rare Platform. The coin will be available as a non-fungible token (NFT) on May 5. Garcia’s “gift” will be an authentic and one-of-a-kind piece.

The environmental element of the artistic version will use the carbon offset tools made available by Aerial, an ecological platform focused on reducing humanity’s carbon footprint. This particular release will support Aerial’s forest conservation work, verified by the American Carbon Registry and the Climate Action Reserve.

“We’re excited to help creators, including Jerry Garcia Music Arts, understand and mitigate the carbon footprint by supporting meaningful projects,” says Andreas Homer, Aerial co-founder and entrepreneur.

Jerry Garcia, better known as the guitarist and singer of the Grateful Dead, considered himself “an artist who played music”. Visionary Garcia began creating art at a young age and then formally studied at the San Francisco Art Institute. The many mediums with which Garcia chose to create – oils, watercolor, ink, and digital – were as versatile as his talents. Garcia’s fine art has traveled across the United States and the world in multiple exhibitions. In 2014, several of the virtuoso’s works of art were exhibited and ultimately donated to the museum exhibition “Art in Pop” at the Center National d’Art Contemporain Le Magasin in Grenoble, France. In January 2015, the Jerry Garcia Foundation launched an ongoing charitable arts program to support environmental, artistic and humanitarian causes.

“I think my father would have loved the concept of NFTs, especially with the carbon offset component. After seeing how this new space enables artists and creators around the world to make a living doing what they love, I am thrilled and honored to help bring their original art into this new era of London history. art and share it with a new generation of creatives. My father was a pioneer in many ways and probably one of the first musicians to create digital art from the late 80s to the early 90s, ”says Keelin Garcia, Jerry’s youngest daughter.

A charitable component of the project will support the preservation of the planet’s coral reefs, a cause that Garcia defended during his lifetime. Garcia often traveled with his family to the Hawaiian Islands, where he developed a love for scuba diving among coral reefs, often referred to as “rainforests of the sea”.