Lady Justice
born-digital, single-channel video with audio
00:00:29 seconds (4000 x 4000 pixels)
Executed in 2021. This work is unique and is accompanied by a non-fungible token.
The artist
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Lot Essay

“Through the power of digital tools, I’ve carried the legacy of timeless classical sculpture into the 21st century: I aim to connect our past to its relationship with our ever-changing present. This work, to me, represents a period of deep reflection. Using figures that most of us can relate to, I present ideas of decentralization, what it means, and how the disruptive forces can impact our future.”

“In this piece, the sword symbolizes enforcement and respect. Although it sits on the neck of the accused, instead of punishment, it serves as a sense of clear judgment: raising the accused’s head offers a new path. The books and snakes reflect the old ways of corruption in our systems. The striking, golden eyes reveal the ability to see everything with expansive clarity. The youth in her arms and her plea for help represents a new belief in the system, as her wings provide care and protection over this new generation. Gold, being the most malleable metal, contrasts the stone material. It spreads to everything it touches: symbolizing a slow emergence towards an ideal future.”

Raf Grassetti (b. 1988) is both a digital and traditional artist who has worked in the entertainment industry for over seventeen years. He is one of the best known digital sculptors in the world and contributed to more than twenty titles during his career, including some of the most successful franchises in the world, winning many awards over the years including best Art Director, best Digital Sculptor and Video Game of the year awards. Grassetti launched his career as a traditional sculptor, but he then transitioned to virtual sculpting after discovering the power of immortalizing his subjects in digital stone. His work is classic yet tragicomic, shocking his viewers with a sensation of awe and wonder. Currently located in Los Angeles, he is working as an Art Director at Sony Playstation’s God of War franchise, as well as working on his personal art book, exhibition and gallery work and crypto art.

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