Basquiat drawing to be auctioned as an NFT—and winning bidder will be given the option to destroy the original
Drawing is being sold in an auction sponsored by the firm behind David Bowie’s online bank
NFT breakthrough: Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin creates 99% energy efficient blockchain—and Damien Hirst is its first artist
Hirst launches the Palm platform with a drop of 10,000 works on paper linked to NFTs that “explore the boundaries of art and currency”
Who is Beeple? The art world disruptor at the heart of the NFT boom
From concert designer to sell-out artist, we talk to Mike Winkelmann about making millions and selling with Christie's
The NFT craze encapsulates the absurdity of the art world—and its obsession with authenticity
Why would someone buy a non-fungible token of a rainbow-toting cat, which already exists in millions of identical copies?
Banksy-style NFTs have sold for $900,000—but are they the real deal and does it even matter?
One marketplace has already blocked the artist who goes by the name of Pest Supply
‘The future of the art market’: Christie’s to become first major auction house to sell a standalone NFT work of art
With investors such as Elon Musk and Chamath Palihapitiya backing the purely digital art form, the trade is beginning to take notice
NFTs: a new disruptor in the art market?
Interest is growing in Non-Fungible Tokens, which represent digital works and proof of ownership
Artory partners with the Winston Art Group appraisal firm to offer free vetting services
The partnership is the latest collaboration undertaken by the growing blockchain-based art registry to increase “transparency” in the art market
Artory bags Spotify backer in first funding round
The blockchain-based art registry announces a $7.3m group investment, following the acquisition of Auction Club and partnerships with Christie’s
Blockchain-based art registry Artory acquires Auction Club database
The acquisition will make public 4,000 international auction house sale records
Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery develops blockchain app to bring Russian art to the world
Digital initiative will invite users to explore and sponsor more than 190,000 works in the collection
AnalysisThe Year In Review
2018 in the market: the price is right for pale males
David Hockney was latest white male artist to set a record this year
Major Ebsworth Collection sale at Christie’s marks the first blockchain-recorded auction
Estimated at $300m, the sale of American Modernist masterpieces will be digitally encrypted by the blockchain startup Artory
Cryptocurrencies: a moving target for regulators
"Blockchain participants have had little guidance from regulators as to how they plan to shape the law so as to protect against criminal activity"
Blockchain: Hot stuff or hot air?
The technology offers the promise of a world in which a work of art’s provenance is held on a single database—if it lives up to the hype
Will blockchain deliver a registry of all traded works of art?
Christie’s summit weighs up pros and cons of the technology and how it might bring greater transparency to the art market
FeatureArt Basel 2018
Artists as cryptofinanciers: welcome to the blockchain
Curious new relationships between art and capital are being enabled by cryptofinance, which places “monetary value” at the heart of the creative process
BlogIn the frame
Show me the money
Artists would do well to invest in their own work, study says
New research suggests that artists may be better off retaining equity in their own work than investing in the stock market
Blockchain: how the revolutionary technology behind Bitcoin could change the art market
The software has the potential to improve transparency, copyright and ownership issues