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Alexandre Arrechea presents
“Hexagon Garden”
Villa Balmain was constructed on the Italian island of Elba, in the late 1950s, by the famed Italian architect Leonardo Ricci. And it’s Villa Balmain’s unique blending together of its exterior and the interior that inspired Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea for his Miami Art Week installation, “Hexagon Garden” a site-specific virtual and physical commission shown at Superblue Miami. Arrechea has transported Villa Balmain to the Web3 universe, creating a large-scale, immersive environment enveloping Ricci’s construction.
Corner South
Alexandre Arrechea
Corner South, 2022
136 x 136 cm / 53,5 x 53,5 in
High-rendered print mounted on Alu Dibond Set with Swarovski Crystals and Crystal Pearls. Aluminum frame.
Signed by the artist on the back
NFT Duration: 50 sec
Music by Alí Alvarez

Price: 95,000 USD
This mask is composed of thousands of dazzling Swarovski crystal pearls and beads, which have been handset into Arrechea’s distinctive “honeycombs”—3D-printed hexagonal grids that were crafted by LITO in collaboration with Arrechea.

Corner South has also been paired with its own unique NFT that echoes the special garden journeys that form the starting point for Arrechea’s creations.
Corner South
Alexandre Arrechea
Corner South, 2022
136 x 136 cm / 53,5 x 53,5 in
High-rendered print mounted on Alu Dibond Set with Swarovski Crystals and Crystal Pearls. Aluminum frame.
Signed by the artist on the back
NFT Duration: 50 sec
Music by Alí Alvarez

Price: 95,000 USD
This mask is composed of thousands of dazzling Swarovski crystal pearls and beads, which have been handset into Arrechea’s distinctive “honeycombs”—3D-printed hexagonal grids that were crafted by LITO in collaboration with Arrechea.

Corner South has also been paired with its own unique NFT that echoes the special garden journeys that form the starting point for Arrechea’s creations.
Corner North
Alexandre Arrechea
Corner North, 2022
136 x 136 cm / 53,5 x 53,5 in
High-rendered print mounted on Alu Dibond Set with Swarovski Crystals and Crystal Pearls. Aluminum frame.
Signed by the artist on the back
NFT Duration: 50 sec
Music by Alí Alvarez

Price: 95,000 USD
This mask is composed of thousands of dazzling Swarovski crystal pearls and beads, which have been handset into Arrechea’s distinctive “honeycombs”—3D-printed hexagonal grids that were crafted by LITO in collaboration with Arrechea.

Corner North has also been paired with its own unique NFT that echoes the special garden journeys that form the starting point for Arrechea’s creations.
Corner North
Alexandre Arrechea
Corner North, 2022
136 x 136 cm / 53,5 x 53,5 in
High-rendered print mounted on Alu Dibond Set with Swarovski Crystals and Crystal Pearls. Aluminum frame.
Signed by the artist on the back
NFT Duration: 50 sec
Music by Alí Alvarez

Price: 95,000 USD
This mask is composed of thousands of dazzling Swarovski crystal pearls and beads, which have been handset into Arrechea’s distinctive “honeycombs”—3D-printed hexagonal grids that were crafted by LITO in collaboration with Arrechea.

Corner North has also been paired with its own unique NFT that echoes the special garden journeys that form the starting point for Arrechea’s creations.
Corner West
Alexandre Arrechea
Corner West, 2022
136 x 136 cm / 53,5 x 53,5 in
High-rendered print mounted on Alu Dibond Set with Swarovski Crystals and Crystal Pearls. Aluminum frame.
Signed by the artist on the back
NFT Duration: 50 sec
Music by Alí Alvarez

Price: 95,000 USD
This mask is composed of thousands of dazzling Swarovski crystal pearls and beads, which have been handset into Arrechea’s distinctive “honeycombs”—3D-printed hexagonal grids that were crafted by LITO in collaboration with Arrechea.

Corner West has also been paired with its own unique NFT that echoes the special garden journeys that form the starting point for Arrechea’s creations.
Corner West
Alexandre Arrechea
Corner West, 2022
136 x 136 cm / 53,5 x 53,5 in
High-rendered print mounted on Alu Dibond Set with Swarovski Crystals and Crystal Pearls. Aluminum frame.
Signed by the artist on the back
NFT Duration: 50 sec
Music by Alí Alvarez

Price: 95,000 USD
This mask is composed of thousands of dazzling Swarovski crystal pearls and beads, which have been handset into Arrechea’s distinctive “honeycombs”—3D-printed hexagonal grids that were crafted by LITO in collaboration with Arrechea.

Corner West has also been paired with its own unique NFT that echoes the special garden journeys that form the starting point for Arrechea’s creations.
Corner East
Alexandre Arrechea
Corner East, 2022
136 x 136 cm / 53,5 x 53,5 in
High-rendered print mounted on Alu Dibond Set with Swarovski Crystals and Crystal Pearls. Aluminum frame.
Signed by the artist on the back
NFT Duration: 50 sec
Music by Alí Alvarez

Price: 95,000 USD
This mask is composed of thousands of dazzling Swarovski crystal pearls and beads, which have been handset into Arrechea’s distinctive “honeycombs”—3D-printed hexagonal grids that were crafted by LITO in collaboration with Arrechea.

Corner East has also been paired with its own unique NFT that echoes the special garden journeys that form the starting point for Arrechea’s creations.
Corner East
Alexandre Arrechea
Corner East, 2022
136 x 136 cm / 53,5 x 53,5 in
High-rendered print mounted on Alu Dibond Set with Swarovski Crystals and Crystal Pearls. Aluminum frame.
Signed by the artist on the back
NFT Duration: 50 sec
Music by Alí Alvarez

Price: 95,000 USD
This mask is composed of thousands of dazzling Swarovski crystal pearls and beads, which have been handset into Arrechea’s distinctive “honeycombs”—3D-printed hexagonal grids that were crafted by LITO in collaboration with Arrechea.

Corner East has also been paired with its own unique NFT that echoes the special garden journeys that form the starting point for Arrechea’s creations.
ALEXANDRE
ARRECHEA
Alexandre Arrechea is a Cuban and Contemporary Artist, he lives and works between Madrid and Miami. One of the most prominent figures in contemporary art, his work compromises large-scale installations, sculpture, watercolors, drawings and videos, usually large scale, that debate issues such as history, memory, politics, and the power.

He is widely known internationally as one of the founding members of the Cuban collective Los Carpinteros, which he was part of from 1991 to 2003. Initiating his  solo career in 2003, Alexandre  Arrechea  is widely recognized for NOLIMITS (2013), a monumental project composed of 10 sculptures inspired by buildings of New York City, and KATRINA CHAIRS (2016) presented in the Coachella Music Festival, Palm Springs, USA.
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ALEXANDRE ARRECHEA'S IMMERSIVE CREATION AT VILLA BALMAIN.
December 1-2, 2022, 11am - 7pm
1101 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127
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The NFTs will be available for purchase starting Wednesday, November 30, 2022.
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USD $85,000 in ETH or USDT per NFT.
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Four unique NFTs exclusively designed by Alexandre Arrechea, will be available.
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Yes, each NFT will be paired with unique mask composed of thousands of dazzling Swarovski crystal pearls and beads, which have been handset into Arrechea’s distinctive “honeycombs” —3D-printed hexagonal grids that were crafted by LITO in collaboration with Alexandre Arrechea.
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What is so special about the Balmain presents Alexandre Arrechea at Villa Balmain collaboration?
Villa Balmain was constructed on the Italian island of Elba, in the late ‘50s, by the famed Italian architect Leonardo Ricci. Working closely with Balmain, Ricci conceived of an extraordinary spaceship-like structure, perched high atop the island’s lush green hills. Villa Balmain inspired Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea for his Miami Art Week installation, “Hexagon Garden,” a site-specific virtual and physical commission shown at Superblue Miami. Arrechea has transported Villa Balmain to the Web3 universe, creating a large-scale, immersive environment enveloping Ricci’s construction.

The island of Elba, famous for it’s bees and precious stones, have long been important ingredients in the legacy of Pierre Balmain. Since the late ‘40s, the bee, often set inside a circle, was a favorite symbol for his jewelry designs—and the designer also incorporated that same image for his own distinctive ex-libris mark. In addition, many of his couture designs incorporated the precise and eye-catching geometric pattern of the honeycomb.

Masks have been a recurring theme in Arrechea's recent work. He often turns to them to construct urban visages that reflect both the Caribbean’s original aboriginal culture and its strong African heritage. For this project, Arrechea's masks are completed by the surprising “pollen” carried by the bees—pollen transformed into emeralds, pearls and onyx—for these are powerful gems that possess their own distinct spirituality, while also holding a strong significance for Balmain’s luxury heritage.
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MINTNFT stands out in the Web3 space with its proprietary video provenance technology, and its mission to make the NFT consumer experience simple, safe and secure. Balmain believes MINTNFT will help the fashion house protect its intellectual property and iconic legacy.MINTNFT stands out in the Web3 space with its proprietary video provenance technology, and its mission to make the NFT consumer experience simple, safe and secure. Balmain believes MINTNFT will help the fashion house protect its intellectual property and iconic legacy.
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VILLA BALMAIN by Balmain

Balmain would like to warmly thank:
The Neri family (Livorno), owner of the Balmain Villa
Alexandre Arrechea and curator Direlia Lazo
Ali Alvarez for music and sound

And the partners who made this exhibition possible:
LITO - LIAISONS - XRP Ledger - MINTNFT - Superblue - Swarovski - Chivas
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