|Authors||Bharat Krymo, Colborn Bell, Omz|
|Temperature Check Poll||Discord|
We propose reinstating Robness as an Artist on SuperRare, so he can return to minting new works on the platform. We perceive this as a win/win for the artists and the platform.
Robness was banned from SuperRare for minting 64 Gallon Toter, a photomoshed glitch of a toter taken directly from the Home Depot website. He pushed the boundaries of Intellectual Property (IP) appropriation in his work and was punished for it. But appropriation is a part of art. Many of Andy Warhol’s most iconic works involved the appropriation of IP. This goes even further in a decentralized art space, where freedom of expression is paramount. Robness has made significant contributions to the evolution of Crypto Art, including starting the Trash Art movement.
Reinstating Robness would add value and diversity to SuperRare’s roster of artists, and is aligned with the values that underpin this space. Using a decentralized governance process to reverse previous decisions is a powerful act and sends an important signal to the whole community. It would reinforce the fact that SuperRare is a truly decentralized platform, and have a positive ripple effect throughout the space. It would send a strong signal on SuperRare’s differentiation given Meta’s entry into this space and the ability to sense and respond to the changing landscape of community/DAO based activism.
Artists may think that they can flout SuperRare’s terms and conditions, and get away with it.
Whitelist the following address for minting on SuperRare: