The Rare Nest Gallery (Chicago) reports the acquisition of Herbert Brun’s computer graphics by important European collections in Monte Carlo and Florence.
– Keith Bringe, Rare Nest Gallery
CHICAGO, IL, United States of America, Feb. 20, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — HERBERT BRUN’S FIRST COMPUTER GRAPHICS ACQUIRED BY IMPORTANT EUROPEAN COLLECTION: A SAFE ALTERNATIVE TO NFT
Rare Nest Gallery (Chicago) is pleased to announce the recent acquisitions of Herbert Bruhn computer graphics by important European collections in Monte Carlo, Principality of Monaco and Florence, Italy.
Both private collectors amass comprehensive archives of early computer art.
The music and graphics of Herbert Brün (Berlin, Germany 1918 – Urbana, Illinois 2000) represent a turning point in early computer art and design. Brünn is widely recognized as a visionary pioneer in electronic composition, a leader in social thought and computer theory, and a beloved teacher and mentor. A refugee from the Third Reich, Herbert was hired by the University of Illinois in 1967 to apply “supercomputers” to theoretical applications in sound and graphics. Brün invented Sawdust, which remains the go-to audio generator for phone calls, and more. In 1968, Brun’s work was exhibited at the “Cybernetic Serendipity” exhibition at the Institute of Modern Art in London.
As both European collectors note this trend, the volatility of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) may play a role in the final market price of Herbert’s work. Promoted as the next era in digital art collecting, NFTs are not regulated or approved by any real body. Staggering financial losses have led to debates around the practical and ethical aspects of digital collection. One implication: if digital art is a legitimate area for investment-based collecting, it might be better to collect the physical origins of computer art.
Herbert’s work is in the collections of many American and European museums and public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
In February, the Kentler Drawing Space, a nonprofit organization in Brooklyn, opens a new exhibition entitled “Music as Meaning and Metaphor,” which will feature works from Herbert’s Brünn collection.
Rare Nest Gallery is proud to serve as the official representative of Brün Estate. Visit nadirenestgallery.com/herbert-brun to learn more about the artist, explore archival materials and his writings, and listen to his music.
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