Vintage Valentines – Galerie Jano Lapin

Vintage Valentines

The Vintage Valentine series was conceived to mimic the turn of the century valentine's day cards, reflecting an era when society pretended to hide the more salacious habits of so many people during that time. The idea was born of a romantic relationship gone awry and the series was produced over the span of a decade, which was a first attempt at contemplating more deeply a theme to bring about diverse interpretations. It was a prominent NY art dealer who suggested a more erotic approach to these traditional cherubs, going so far as to suggest pornographic imagery which was rejected in the end, except for milder elements suggesting eroticism. Each Valentine explores an aspect of Eros, from Lust and Revenge to Perversion and Regret, delving deeper and deeper into the nature of desire and giving these a visual identity of their own.


On top of the physical pieces, this collection also features digital copies, published as Vintage Valentine Card NFTs on the carbon-neutral WAX blockchain. Each NFT is a hi-resolution digital reproduction and comes with a handwritten message by Heidi on the backside. The drop goes live at the end of April and each of the 8 cards will have 10 mints (copies) available that can be purchased with WAX tokens or traditional payment methods (credit cards, Google/Apple Pay, Paypal) through their Shopify store. Visit eosnation.io/vintage for more information about this NFT drop, including the official release date.

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