Cosmic Wire has rescheduled this exclusive auction for Friday, October 8, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. PST
Posted: October 4, 2021 at 9:03 p.m. EDT|Update: 5 hours ago
LOS ANGELES, October 4, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Due to torrential web traffic overload and blocking of its website and auction servers, Cosmic thread rescheduled its auction from only leftovers from the original Banksy Spy cabin wallpaper like a NFT hybrid To Friday October 8 of 12:00 p.m. PST – 5:00 p.m. PST. For more information or to make an offer, please visit www.banksyspyboothnft.com.
“The crash was both exhilarating and anxious to experience in real time,” Cosmic Wire said CEO Jerad fink. “We knew there was a lot of interest around the play, we felt the energy, but we had no idea it would be like this. Our server CPU hit 98% within two minutes of the auction starting, causing the site to crash, followed by intermittent
t moments of life over the next few hours with hundreds of millions of hits. So we had to cancel it because we didn’t want the legitimate bidders to miss this opportunity. We are back on a designated server and look forward to the auction. “
Throughout the week, Finck will be joined by “The queen of the clubhouse“and digital marketing guru Swan swit in various rooms of the Clubhouse to discuss the auction. You can follow them both on the app or on the Cosmic thread clubhouse here for updates and scheduled events: https://www.clubhouse.com/club/cosmic-wire
Banksyis famous Spy cabin mural appeared overnight on a wall of Cheltenham, England in 2014. Street art featured three spies with eavesdropping devices on either side of a real phone booth, and mysteriously disappeared two years later in 2016. Two of the three spy spies are considered to be representations of Edward snowden and Julien Assange.
In 2016, global artistic platform Artnet published in an article by Naomi Réa, “Spy Booth was clearly a political work, appearing a stone’s throw from the UK government’s communications headquarters a year after the former NSA contractor and notorious whistleblower Edward snowden exposed the UK intelligence and security organization for online and phone data mining. Artnet also noted that the Cheltenham Borough Council had “granted permission for retrospective planning of the work of art and raised the building to listed status. “
Long suspected of having been destroyed, the heads of the three Spy cabin spies were found and are included in the unique and exclusive Cosmic Wire auction. The successful bidder will receive nine original brick pieces from the wall depicting the three spies heads, with the provenance documents of ownership, authenticity and chain of custody, as well as a brand new original one-of-one NFT made from a photogrammetry file created from the remaining bricks.
Cosmic thread announced partnership with Rainmaker on the release of six additional Spy Booth-inspired NFTs in support of climate change charities. 100% of the proceeds of the downstream NFT royalty of this partnership will be donated to Laudato tree, American forests, and the Coalition for Rainforest Nations whose mission is to Reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD +) to stop deforestation.
“Right now, it’s critical that we step up all our efforts and do our part to help turn the tide at this important time with climate change,” said Raiinmaker founder JD Seraphine. “We are honored to support all of the important work of the Coalition for Rainforest Nations, Laudato Tree and American Forests.”
Finck says: “Banksy is one of the most infamous and provocative artists of our generation. The fact that Cosmic Wire is involved in all of this is deeply humbling. We wanted to pay homage to the original. Spy cabin, so we created a new digital artwork based on what’s left of the wall. We are really excited to play a small part in time capping this historic moment in human culture and bring it back to the people. “
See a mini documentary on the mural and the auction here: https://youtu.be/I2Pf5JApuw4
Images (courtesy of Cosmic Wire): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qwdgo2x1c847nfg/AAC9sn0yyjJfRP-v-rwBaSLRa?dl=0
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