The Cut-Outs

After decades of trailblazing, Henri Matisse found himself bed-ridden, elderly, and unable to paint. Incapable of creating another fauvist masterpiece, Henri Matisse turned almost exclusively to cutting painted paper as his primary medium.

Initially kept secret, Henri cut organic and vegetal shapes and began collaging. An entirely novel idea at the time, Henri called the works 'cut-outs.'

They would become his best-known works of art. And an early ancestor of generative art.

NFT-isse is a derivative mashup of Henri Matisse's quintessential works, the cut-outs, and the NFTs we love.

The Deets

NFT-isse is the second free mint in ART101's second series of three art history themed NFT collections.

With generative traits, palette, and composition, each of the 3072 NFT-isse NFTs are entirely unique.

Owners of our previous drop, R. Mutt, are reserved a 24 hour mint of NFT-isse for each R. Mutt owned. After the 24 hour window, all unclaimed NFTs, an estimated 1200+, will mint free to the public.

For provenance, check out our in-house gallery and marketplace.

***Owners of NFT-isse NFTs will receive a reserved free mint of Art101's upcoming Renaissance-inspired drop, Renascence.***

The Team

The original purveyors of free-to-mint NFTs, NFT-isse marks ART101's one year anniversary and ART101's eigth free-to-mint NFT drop. NFT-isse is created entirely in-house, with original art by @Cartyisme and development by @lza_menace.

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