ZYVA STUDIO | Anthony Authié’s Crypto-Auction – text by Ivo Barraza Castaneda

Collecting digital artwork is the new and the future thing. Blockchain is vibrating to a boiling point beyond what the general public can even imagine. Governments all over the world are investing millions to stay at the top of innovation on how to use blockchains as part of their most basics functions.

For example, the German Government is currently trying hard to find a way to implement blockchain into the system to register individuals, or in other words find a way to turn national ID’s into a crypto-ID. They are racing against the top technology companies like Apple and Microsoft.

Everything regarding the future of the suffix Crypto- is a race. In art, the crypto-race takes the shape of auctions, where the most creative and top artists of our generation are already jumping on. Now, if we start talking about the most creative and fascinating artists of our generation, Anthony Authié is known and a reference for contemporary architecture. Whereas France, Paris in particular, have gifted the world with some of the most majestic and memorable architecture, ZYVA Studio by Anthony Authié, in my opinion,  is what will be remembered and admired when people look back at our times in history.


ZYVA Studio currently is conducting an auction at Foundation, a digital art NFT platform, where the architect dropped 3 different, one-edition artworks. At the time of this article two out of three of the collectibles are going through a 24 hour bidding race. The digital art works consist of a Vin Diesel shaped table which Authié developed as part of his research about Trans-Design, very iconic pieces, full of codes that successfully summarise the work of ZYVA Studio. The link for the auction can be found below.



Ivo Barraza Castaneda

Hello, my name is Ivo. My three favorite things in life are: Thinking deeply about visual creation. I like having long discussions of ideas that might reinvent the course of history. And finally, spending time with the people I love. Since I was a child, I was always involved in some activity around plastic arts, music and literature. That’s how I learned to sew by hand at the age of five, which later led me to focus on my main professional media: Fashion Design.