Bitcoin Gets Real: Superchief Launches Art Gallery in San Francisco

Superchief Gallery is unveiling its newest location in San Francisco, acclaimed as the world’s premier gallery exclusively dedicated to Bitcoin Ordinals art.

Superchief Gallery announced on Wednesday the launch of what is being acclaimed as the world’s inaugural gallery dedicated to Bitcoin Ordinals artwork. Situated in San Francisco, this new gallery is a collaboration with the Ordinals-focused Cypherpunk Lab collective, as well as neurotechnology startup Nuro Realm and software firm Deezy Labs, to inaugurate Superchief Gallery San Francisco.

With the intention of becoming a permanent fixture, the San Francisco gallery will consistently present new exhibitions and highlight artists who captivate the Ordinals space. Festivities for the grand opening are set to commence on Friday, February 16, in celebration of the debut of Bitcoin Magazine’s special issue on Ordinals inscriptions. The event will feature a live recording of the “Hell Money” podcast, co-hosted by Casey Rodarmor, the creator of the Ordinals protocol.

“Currency of Protest” by artist Aaron Huey. Image: Superchief Gallery

On the subsequent day, Saturday, February 17, the gallery will host its inaugural art exhibition, jointly curated by Superchief and the pseudonymous artist Nuro of Nuro Realm. The exhibition will feature works by a diverse array of artists, including Faith Love, Killer Acid, NeuroColor, Rax, Eloc, Bop, Nullish, Rocktoshi, Rare Scrilla, Nardo, v6 Collective, Mike Irak, and Aaron Huey.

All collaborators of Superchief in this endeavor are deeply immersed in the burgeoning Ordinals sphere. Nuro Realm specializes in creating generative neural artwork using Bitcoin Ordinals and provides immersive experiences through neurofeedback, spanning augmented and virtual reality as well as physical environments.

Deezy Labs has created software designed to assist users in finding and obtaining unique satoshis, the smallest unit of Bitcoin, thereby contributing to well-known Ordinals collections such as Bitcoin Frogs.

Founded by Edward Zipco and Bill Dunleavy in 2012 in Brooklyn, New York, Superchief Gallery has grown its presence worldwide, with locations in prominent cities including the Oculus at the World Trade Center in New York City, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and now San Francisco.

A flyer from the Superchief Gallery SF opening weekendA flyer from the Superchief Gallery SF opening weekend. Image: Superchief Gallery

In 2021, Superchief garnered attention through several groundbreaking initiatives, including the launch of the first-ever physical NFT gallery, collaboration with Christie’s for the inaugural CryptoPunks Auction, organization of the premier NFT showcase for The United Nations, and curation of exhibitions for leading industry platforms like OpenSea, MakersPlace, and Foundation.

“We take pride in our role of professionally showcasing their artwork. Beyond establishing a permanent home for the Ordinal Artist Community in San Francisco, Superchief is thrilled to showcase this artwork globally through featured exhibitions at our various gallery locations,” stated the team in a press release shared with Decrypt.

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