Pindar Van Arman Auction benefiting DSF

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We are honored to have the opportunity to auction off a custom painting created by Pindar Van Arman, an award winning AI artist who builds, codes, and experiments with robots that paint in a variety of styles. Pindar worked with Dr. M. Scott Perry to bring an AI project, Spikeangelo, to Cook Children’s Medical Center to help kids at the hospital heal and recover through the creation of art. 

Pindar was a winner of the Robot Art Competition for his home-made robots that use AI to paint artworks. His work has been offered for auction at both Sotheby’s and Christie’s, with realized prices ranging from $35,560 to $81,900, and an all time high of $353,392.

The winner will have the opportunity to submit or sit for a portrait photo, via video call. The artist will then work on the photo with his robots to create a one-of-a-kind custom painting. The final image will be an 18″x18″ acrylic on canvas. For full details on the auction and to bid, please visit this link.

The auction begins on Saturday, August 12th and will run through 11:59PM ET on Thursday, August 31st. The opening bid is $1,000, and all proceeds benefit DSF. You can learn more about Pindar’s work in the video below, as well as his robotic art project, Cloud Painter, on his website

When I began with my first machines fifteen years ago, they were only capable of simple tasks, like connecting dots and painting by numbers. My most recent robots, however, use deep learning neural networks, artificial intelligence, feedback loops and computational creativity to make a surprising amount of independent aesthetic decisions. My machines have grown beyond being simple assistants and are now effectively augmenting my own creativity, as well as having creativity of their own. They have become a generative AI art system so sophisticated, that it has forced me to consider the possibility that all art is generative.

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