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April 2021

Galileo's Gaze .tiff

NFT by Serwah Attafuah, April 2021


currently not available for purchase

Collector will receive private link including: TIFF, JPEG, Rights and obligations


About The Work

Made at a turning point in the artist’s life, Galileo’s Gaze (2018) is an allegory for Attafuah’s coming of age. Rooted by the paradoxical of images of chains--evoking oppression, control, and restriction--and a golden eagle flying high above a winged figure--evoking freedom, emancipation, and flight--the work transfigures the artist’s ambiguous state of mind as she enters adulthood and comes to terms with her own dualistic and multi-racial identity. While chains still ensnare the central figure and the crowd of bodies beneath her, all eyes gaze ever-upwards, brandishing weapons like trophies, defiant to be caged or compressed, ready to pull the trigger.

About The Purchase

The Token ID points to a display copy of the artwork. The full collector package, is exclusively available through a private link that can only be transferred via the previous collector, TRANSFER, or left.gallery.

Medium: Digital Image

Dimensions: 4300 x 6063 px

Edition For Sale: 01/01

Preventative Conservation

Collectors are encouraged to retain a full archival package for this work, which can be requested from TRANSFER at the time of purchase and may include: thumb drives containing the work and exhibition copies and a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist. In lieu of the full archival package, collectors are encouraged to download and preserve the digital collector's package on at least two external hard drives of their choice, stored in two separate geographic locations. Files should be migrated to new external hard drives every 3-5 years.


Collectors should be mindful of resolution and size, so that they may avoid distorting the work. Under no circumstances can the file(s) be edited. Collector acknowledges that if they do not choose to purchase an archival package, they may not be receiving work at its highest quality output.


The Artist or their estate retains copyright of the work, and of all images of the work.

Transfer of Ownership

The work and all contents of the collector package must accompany any assignment or sale of the work. The seller is obligated to confirm 50% of gross sale price has been paid to the artist and deliver the full archival package to the purchaser in order to complete title transfer for this artwork.