Superrare Labs reveals the first ever Non-Fakeable Token (NFT) produced by famed photographer Bill Bernstein and the legendary Studio 54.The NFT features Bernstein’s nightlife photos taken at the iconic Studio 54 and Paradise Garage. In addition, Superrare unveiled the NFT collection, featuring Studio 54’s 8-bit animation and music from Jitwam, Teymori and Studio 54 Music.
Studio 54 lights up the nightlife of iconic disco clubs and Paradise Garage with NFT photos
Forty-four years ago, Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager opened a nightclub called Studio 54, which launched at the height of the American disco trend. Within a short time, the club became world-famous, with stars like Woody Allen, Betty Ford, Calvin Klein, Timothy Leary, Farrah Fawcett, Liza Minnelli, David Bowie, Cher, Rick James and Mick Jagger regularly attending.
The club itself has closed, and in 2020 the company expanded into a record label called Studio 54 Music with a radio station on Sirius XM called Studio 54 Radio. Now, the team behind Studio 54 has teamed up with Superrare, the non-friable token (NFT) collector marketplace, to release some unique NFTs.The first drop was unveiled by Superrare with four photos crafted by famed photographer Bill Bernstein.
In 1977, The Village Voice sent Bernstein, a freelance photographer, to take a candid look at the trends at Studio 54.” The four works include digitized film photographs, collages, mixed-media slides, and contact sheets highlighting previously unseen outtakes,” the Superrare announcement details.” Provides additional context for the golden age of the disco + NYC scene between 1977-1981.”
Studio 54 has released “accurate pixel art animation of the interior of the famous disco club.” In addition, Studio 54 and Superrare have released NFT 8-bit video game animations of world-famous disco clubs with special music.The NFTs are considered “accurate pixel art animations of the inside of famous disco clubs.” The music associated with the NFT collection comes from two releases from Studio 54 Music, the official record label of Studio 54.”‘ Night Magic Vol. I’; an EP of Studio 54-themed tracks reimagined and led in the studio by modern New York City disco masters [and] ‘Help Yo Self’; a maxi-single by up-and-coming dance music players Jitwam and Teymori.”
A statement from the Studio 54 team highlighted that a portion of the proceeds from Bill Bernstein’s NFT sales will benefit the Marsha P. Johnson Institute.A portion of the proceeds from the NFT 8-bit video game animation will benefit the Sound Mind Live (SML) charity.SML’s mission aims to “bring musicians, music lovers and forward-thinking organizations together to build community and create dialogue around mental health – using the power of music to catalyze social change.”