A cube, but precious.
Contemporary art is also made to amaze, entertain, make you think. The work of modern artist Niclas Castello has all these characteristics in itself.
In Central Park, the many visitors, tourists, and inhabitants of the neighborhood today will probably have been amazed to find themselves in front of a large cube in solid 24 carat gold of 400 pounds (181,437 kg) and worth 11.7 million dollars.
Its author, German artist Niclas Castello, told Artnet News that he wanted to “create something that is beyond our world, that is intangible.” Born and raised in Eastern Europe and deeply influenced by the fall of the Berlin Wall, Castello arrived in New York in 2004 and was immediately noticed by patron and performance art pioneer Arlene Schloss. The tutoring of the Schloss and the intrinsic evocative power of the city have rekindled Castello’s artistic passion, leading him to explore new styles. To this new creative inspiration also belongs his series of sculptures, The Kiss, which has gained recognition worldwide.
To accompany the opera, Castello will also release an accompanying NFT, the Castello Coin, which will be auctioned on February 21st. The sculpture was then transferred to a private residence on Wall Street for obvious security reasons.