Release 1.0 - Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Ace Ventura fans, this one's for you— JUKE is proud to announce Ace Ventura: Pet Detective for our inaugural closed beta drop. This drop will include the first ever Dynamic Poster Frames on the platform, featuring original artwork by 23 time Clio award winning artist, Akiko Stehrenberger.
We will be sharing more info on JUKE’s Frames, Reels, Tiers, and Editions very soon, but in the meantime, we wanted to reveal the initial slate of collectibles for our closed-beta participants and allow-list members.
There will be two versions available of Akiko’s Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Dynamic Poster:
1. A Common edition, limited out of 1000.
2. A Rare edition, limited out of 200.
The price will be $20, and yes – for the same price you will have a chance to receive a Rare version – as they will be randomly mixed inside our Reels.
For those confirmed on the allow-list, the queue will be open for 24 hours, starting on Monday, December 19th at 11am PT / 2pm ET. The general closed-beta queue will then run for an additional 48 hours, starting on Tuesday, December 20th at 11am PT 2 pm ET.
Please note: this drop is available to residents of the US & Canada only! Don’t worry though global movie fans, we will begin rolling out drops soon that are available worldwide :)
For a bit more insight on why this Ace Ventura: Pet Detective digital collectible is a film poster like no other, we wanted to provide some background on our artist, Akiko Stehrenberger, and the source of her inspiration, surrealist painter René Magritte.
While Akiko Stehrenberger’s work has been acclaimed throughout the film industry, featured in Vanity Fair’s “Best Movie Posters of All Time” and found inside the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, JUKE is thrilled to bring her art on chain for the first time.
It is also, as far as we know, the first and only time an artist has referenced both René Magritte and Ace Ventura within the same creation.
See Magritte’s 1964 painting The Man In The Bowler Hat here:
By incorporating the style of René Magritte’s original painting above, Akiko blends two fittingly controversial art movements together: twentieth century surrealism (characterized by the unconventional and uncanny) and the most recent rise of digital collectibles (a movement so new it has yet to be defined— outside of its own controversy).
Certainly, the way we view and relate to artwork has changed a great deal in the digital art world and since Magritte’s famous portrait… but what exactly should we make of Akiko’s newly imagined Ace Ventura poster? Well, we’d love to hear from you.
You can request access to our closed beta and have a chance to own the first ever collectibles on the JUKE platform. Go enter your email at www.juke.io to discuss, collect, and usher in the evolution of film and TV fandom on chain.
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