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One of my first major works with artificial intelligence, minted for the first time! This one is a true classic in my art practice and in AI art history itself, as it was exhibited as part of the first major AI art show in a contemporary art gallery ever (https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/ai-generated-art-gallery-show-1339445). This work has been covered extensively in international media. For the first time, along with this NFT i'll ship a signed set of 20 archival prints forming the artwork panel.

The work and title is a reference to one of Rembrandt’s earliest, and most well known paintings, ‘The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicholas Tulp’. That painting was done at a time of troubled fascination with medical technology, and currently we are in a parallel time of troubled fascination with artificial intelligence, debating about topics like how much of human should a machine be exposed to. In this context, i create this piece by exposing the machine to the hardware of the human body, by curating a dataset of about 60,000 images of human surgical dissections, and letting the machine create its own imaginations and interpretations of us.

For me, the machine’s imagination of the all-too-fleshly materiality of the human, is as beautiful as it is disquieting. The machine generated artefacts are a reflection of the early processes of GANs used to make this work, capturing and celebrating what i believe is a turning point in art history.

Some links to international media coverage- Beautiful words in the Open magazine- https://openthemagazine.com/art-culture/man-and-machine/

Artsy- https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-art-created-artificial-intelligence-sells-paid

Financial Express- https://www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/art-goes-algorithm-issues-of-labour-perception-and-creativity-crop-up-amid-a-debate-on-artificial-intelligence-vs-humans-at-a-delhi-exhibition/1292343/

Financial Times- https://www.ft.com/content/eea358e6-a553-11e8-8ecf-a7ae1beff35b

Exhibition View- In the artnet article and here too- http://harshitagrawal.com/works/the-anatomy-lesson-of-dr-algorithm.

SuperRare makes it easy to create, sell, and collect rare digital art. SuperRare's smart contract platform allows artists to release limited-edition digital artwork tracked on the blockchain, making the pieces rare, verified, and collectible. Filter the crypto art world's best selling works by artist name, creation type, and year of birth on OpenSea.
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The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Algorithm

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One of my first major works with artificial intelligence, minted for the first time! This one is a true classic in my art practice and in AI art history itself, as it was exhibited as part of the first major AI art show in a contemporary art gallery ever (https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/ai-generated-art-gallery-show-1339445). This work has been covered extensively in international media. For the first time, along with this NFT i'll ship a signed set of 20 archival prints forming the artwork panel.

The work and title is a reference to one of Rembrandt’s earliest, and most well known paintings, ‘The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicholas Tulp’. That painting was done at a time of troubled fascination with medical technology, and currently we are in a parallel time of troubled fascination with artificial intelligence, debating about topics like how much of human should a machine be exposed to. In this context, i create this piece by exposing the machine to the hardware of the human body, by curating a dataset of about 60,000 images of human surgical dissections, and letting the machine create its own imaginations and interpretations of us.

For me, the machine’s imagination of the all-too-fleshly materiality of the human, is as beautiful as it is disquieting. The machine generated artefacts are a reflection of the early processes of GANs used to make this work, capturing and celebrating what i believe is a turning point in art history.

Some links to international media coverage- Beautiful words in the Open magazine- https://openthemagazine.com/art-culture/man-and-machine/

Artsy- https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-art-created-artificial-intelligence-sells-paid

Financial Express- https://www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/art-goes-algorithm-issues-of-labour-perception-and-creativity-crop-up-amid-a-debate-on-artificial-intelligence-vs-humans-at-a-delhi-exhibition/1292343/

Financial Times- https://www.ft.com/content/eea358e6-a553-11e8-8ecf-a7ae1beff35b

Exhibition View- In the artnet article and here too- http://harshitagrawal.com/works/the-anatomy-lesson-of-dr-algorithm.

SuperRare makes it easy to create, sell, and collect rare digital art. SuperRare's smart contract platform allows artists to release limited-edition digital artwork tracked on the blockchain, making the pieces rare, verified, and collectible. Filter the crypto art world's best selling works by artist name, creation type, and year of birth on OpenSea.
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