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What can the arts do to help Ukrainian refugees?

Plus, NFTs and more at Art Dubai, and Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s golden curtain in Toronto

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Biggest-ever Art Dubai fair offers smoke machines, escapism and, of course, NFTs: here’s what sold so far

The event's 15th edition dedicated a whole building to the "rapidly expanding digital arts space"

Here's how you can help the Ukraine aid effort by buying art

Auction houses, galleries, online platforms and artists are selling works for charities helping those affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Here is a selection

'Men still own the world, and it’s not cute': NFT projects and DAOs lead the way during Women’s History Month

Nadya Tolokonnikova among those to launch NFT collecting fund which will invest in projects by female and LGBTQ+ artists

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Art Dubai flexes city’s futuristic credentials with focus on NFTs and crypto

Art fair opens in the UAE this week with a new digital arts section and a series of talks on all things metaverse

NFTs of Old Masters—good or bad?

Are the digitally produced copies of museum works sold as NFTs for six-figure sums simply very expensive digital posters?

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NFT of the Ukrainian flag—launched by Pussy Riot member to raise funds for war-torn country—sells for $6.75m

The sale organised by Ukraine DAO is raising funds for Come Back Alive, which will distribute supplies to Ukrainian civilians and the army

Fresh off a $1.7m crypto sale, light sculptor Leo Villareal explains NFTs to my sceptic self

The artist, famous for lighting up bridges across the Thames, tells me how he created his first NFT drop—which sold out within an hour

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NFT art—a sales mechanism or a medium?

The boom in non-fungible tokens is diminishing public understanding of what digital art actually is

'We hold NFTs with no value and no future perspective': aggrieved Art Wars NFT investors speak out over dispute

The 1,138 NFTs have been de-listed from OpenSea, after artists complained that permission had not been sought for the creation of NFTs of their work

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New NFT platform with art world bona fides launches marketplace with Fang Lijun digital editions

The renowned Chinese painter’s first NFTs, commissioned by Outland, will be followed by US artist Rachel Rose’s latest works in the format

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Eternal return: Italian museums to sell digital copies of masterpieces by Leonardo, Caravaggio and Modigliani

Replicas of works from four institutions, including the Uffizi, will be sold as NFTs by Unit London gallery

The British Museum demeans itself by selling its works as NFTs—and will probably live to regret it

In giving cultural validity to meaningless reproductions of Turner and Hokusai pieces, The British Museum blurs the lines between real and fake at its peril

NFT market is vulnerable to money laundering, according to US Treasury study of the art trade

While the study concedes there are some nefarious financial dealings in the art market, there are more immediate concerns and regulatory manoeuvres to take

Journalism or doxxing? News report reveals secret identities of Bored Ape NFT founders—and the crypto community is not happy about it

The Buzzfeed News journalist Katie Notopoulos has named Greg Solano and Wylie Aronow as the men behind the online pseudonyms "Gordon Goner” and “Gargamel”

Sotheby’s and artist Kevin McCoy sued over sale of early NFT

The dispute revolves around the movement of a 2014 work, ‘Quantum’, from one blockchain to another and how that affects its ownership and fungibility

Bored Ape NFT founders seek $5bn funding from Silicon Valley investor

The secretive crypto collective Yuga Labs is reportedly in talks with venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz to sell a multi-million dollar stake

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Badiucao launches NFT collection to protest against China's human rights record on eve of Beijing Winter Olympics

Collectors can write their own message about China’s regime onto the blockchain

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Picasso NFT family feud: artist's estate blocks sale of digital works but DJ great-grandson presses on

Descendants planned to sell a 1958 Picasso ceramic at an in-real-life auction, mint the piece as an NFT and also release an accompanying song with John Legend

Premier League and Uefa consider legal action over footballer John Terry’s NFT baby ape tweets

NFTs feature the leagues’ trophies which are protected under trademark laws

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The Seattle NFT Museum wants to mint a new art world

The museum’s founders organised an inaugural exhibition that is acutely aware of its place in history

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A French surgeon tried to sell an X-ray of a former patient’s bullet wound from the Bataclan attack as an NFT

The patient survived the November 2015 Islamic State attack on the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, but never gave permission for the image of her wound to be sold

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Crypto group shamed for spending $3m on ‘Dune’ book, mistakenly believing it had acquired copyright to produce NFTs

The group Spice DAO planned to sell NFTs based on the contents of the book, which details Alejandro Jodorowsky’s ambitious but failed adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel

As the direct-to-consumer model for selling art gains ground, where does it leave traditional dealers?

As peer-to-peer trading disrupts the market, bricks-and-mortar galleries must reconsider what they offer collectors

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Caviar with your crypto? World’s ‘first NFT restaurant’ planned in New York

Access to the members-only restaurant will be available only to holders of limited-edition non-fungible tokens

NFTs IRL: Seattle to be home to first museum dedicated to blockchain art

New institution will include exhibitions about digital art, as well as QR codes for visitors to view NFT works

Boris Johnson becomes an NFT: artists react to scandal of leader attending parties during Covid lockdowns

Cold War Steve depicts UK prime minister hiding in a fridge in his interpretation of "Partygate" while David Shrigley labels him an "arsehole"

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British Museum banks on Turner NFTs after Hokusai initiative

Prices for Ultra Rare editions start at €4,999 but museum sales percentage remains under wraps

Who will be the gatekeepers of digital art?

Museums, curators and art professionals endorse traditional art, but who will be the gatekeepers for the online world?