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Artist, Johnathan Schultz Showcases a $30 Million, 9,225 Diamond Fingerprint at Art Basel Miami 2022

South African artist, Johnathan Schultz is pushing the boundaries at this year's Art Basel Miami event, with his biggest exhibit to date, alongside world-renowned artists. Between November 29th - December 3rd, 2022, Schultz will exhibit at four different events including a VIP dinner attendance at Crypties Awards, a collaboration with LASVIT and Elegant White Elephant, and showcasing a world-renowned art piece at Boccara Art Gallery.

The Crypties will honor the best and brightest of Web3 at the inaugural Crypties Awards gala on November 30th, 2022 at the Faena Forum in Miami Beach amidst this year’s Art Basel event. With Mr. Schultz's reputation for incorporating Gemstones in his artwork, Johnathan Schultz will be in attendance and will be gifting 250 attendees at a VIP dinner after the Crypties awards show with a gift box containing a diamond. In addition, the box will contain a QR code that will take the recipients to whitelist for his upcoming NFT collection, the Gemesis Collection.

For the first time in the United States, Czech glassworks brand Lasvit is showcasing its daring kinetic glass lighting sculpture A: Live. The piece will debut alongside South African artist Johnathan Schultz's newest golden laser-cut sculpture, part of Schultz’s Diamond Infinity Series, at the Johnathan Schultz Gallery in the heart of the Miami Design District during Art Week from November 30th into the new year. The Johnathan Schultz Gallery, located in Miami Design District, is Mr. Schultz’s first permanent curated space in the United States.

Johnathan Schultz is coming together with Pernod Ricard to give consumers an elevated twist on an at-home cocktail experience. This event is taking place at the Johnathan Schultz Gallery in Miami Design District on December 1st, 2022. A one-of-one handcrafted trunk has been hand painted by Johnathan Shultz himself which is priced at USD 22,000 and comes with hand-blown URI Neptune glasses and bar tools.

“I transformed an already stunning trunk into a work of art to display….I used multiple layers of 23k gold to look like it was poured over the trunk to give it a flowing smooth look and made a hard metal look feel soft.” (Schultz, 2022)

One of Johnathan Schultzs’ most famous pieces, which costs over 30 Million US Dollars, is a Diamond Fingerprint and will be showcased on display at Boccara Art Gallery at the Art Miami Show at booth number #332. This is the three-dimensional recreation of Nelson Mandela’s fingerprint in diamonds which is an homage to Mr.Schultz roots in South Africa. The name of the piece is “Out of the Darkness” and is made from 9,225 diamonds (895.6 Carats), round G/H Color, VS Plus Clarity, and set in 18KT White Gold.

More on Johnathan Schultz

South African artist Johnathan Schultz is pushing the boundaries of what art can be. Mr. Schultz is inspired by diamonds and is widely recognized for his ability to blend precious stones into his iconic pieces. His most notable work: a giant 3D recreation of Nelson Mandela’s fingerprint, encrusted with over 9k diamonds set in 18k carat white gold. It’s touted as one of the largest diamond sculptures created in the 21st century. Now, Mr. Schultz is paving the way for the future of digital luxury through @GemSet NFT and making diamonds last forever on the blockchain.

For more information on the Events as well as Press Invitations, please contact Jane Kim.

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Johnathan Schultz


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