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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?

Art marketanalysis

Get ready for the new world order: art market experts make their predictions for 2022

US dominance, industry collaborations and increased concern about climate change are all on art market experts’ minds—and, of course, NFTs

The 'Wild West' of finance: governments want to regulate NFTs and cryptocurrencies, but first they have to catch up

This booming but unregulated market is under scrutiny in the US and UK, but legislation is lagging behind innovation

Art marketanalysis

Have price and value in the art market parted ways for good?

In the current climate, where a teenaged NFT artist can sell for $2.9m and Old Masters have fallen out of fashion, the fickle art market has become the presiding judge of aesthetic achievement

Christie’s 2021 sales total $7.1bn, with $150m from NFTs and $103.4m from the most expensive work sold this year, a Picasso

Results are the highest since 2015 and come in just behind Sotheby’s $7.3bn. Hong Kong expansion plan will continue despite Beijing crackdown, as auction house "separates what is political and what is business"

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Crypto crochet: digital replica of cardigan worn by pop star Harry Styles auctioned as NFT

The Watermelon Sugar star's knitted garment, designed by JW Anderson, became an internet sensation last year

Art marketanalysis

NFTs, Banksy and Asia’s ascent: 2021, the year the art market was turned on its head

The past year will mostly be remembered for the ongoing social and economic convulsions caused by Covid-19. But in the art trade, the old world order was being demolished

NFT project sells for $91.8m, debatably achieving the highest price ever for a work by a living artist

Sales of the new project by Pak point to increasing gamification in the NFT market, though the superlative total sum comes with a number of caveats

Art marketanalysis

The end of 'isms': is the art market the most powerful movement of the 21st century?

The inexorable rise of the art market this century has put paid to art movements

Pace Verso sells DRIFT and Don Diablo NFT for $550,000 at Art Basel in Miami Beach

The buyer of the work is a digital native who will loan it to a European museum for an exhibition later this winter

Art and crypto: a marriage made in Miami

As the mayor pledges to move Silicon Valley to the city, Art Basel in Miami Beach ramps up its NFT offerings

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Nagel Draxler gallery to launch Berlin space dedicated to NFTs and blockchain-related art

Curator, dealer and NFT artist Kenny Schachter will inaugurate the gallery in January

‘Fearless Girl’ sculptor mints NFTs to cover legal fees in rights dispute

A lawsuit between Kristen Visbal and State Street Global Advisors over rights to the viral statue has dragged on for nearly three years

'May the image rights be with you': Artists claim Art Wars sold NFTs linked to their designs for Stormtrooper helmets without their permission

The online project was launched earlier this year by the London-based artist and curator Ben Moore, with NFTs based on his previous project which saw major artists design Stormtrooper helmets

Pace to launch a custom-built NFT platform

Pace Verso launches on 22 November with digital artworks from Lucas Samaras’s 'XYZ' series.

Founder of Hic et Nunc pulls the plug on the leading digital art marketplace—but its half a million NFTs live on

Projects such as the Whitworth gallery’s NFT of a William Blake watercolour are now available on other platforms

Art Basel in Miami Beach to host first 'interactive' NFT exhibition in new collaboration with blockchain Tezos

Show will be accompanied by a talks programme at the Florida fair next month, while visitors will be able to create an AI “generative self-portrait" which they can mint as a takeaway NFT

Art X Lagos puts NFTs by African artists in the limelight

Nigeria's contemporary art fair, on until Sunday in physical form and online until 21 November, has partnered with Superrare to show digital works by artists such as Youssef El Idrissi, Linda Dounia and Rendani Nemakhavhani

Not so metadiverse: women account for just 16% of NFT art market

ArtTactic report reveals a “winner takes all” market for NFTs, with 16 artists generating 55% of sales

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NFTs of Marvel book legend come to auction

Portraits of Stan Lee, a Marvel comic book writer and publisher, will be auctioned as NFTs on the Mogul platform

Putting 'trust' back into the art market: South Asian group show inaugurates unusual Mayfair gallery

Exhibition Hawala is the first show at Paradise Row Projects, a one-year, not-for-profit commercial space in London

NFT art sales hit $3.5bn so far this year—but market is still volatile

The latest Hiscox Online Art Trade Report finds that this booming asset class benefitted from a late-summer surge

Atlantis hotel in Dubai hosts major blockchain summit

Middle East's new blockchain hub will see art world leaders meet with angel investors with crypto regulations high on agenda

Could the energy-hungry NFT undo the art world's attempts to become more sustainable?

The pandemic has encouraged the art world to embrace the digital—and its ability to reduce carbon emissions

Art collector sues NFT platform Nifty Gateway over Beeple auction

Amir Soleymani, who has had his Nifty account and assets frozen, has accused the platform of changing its terms of sale

‘It doesn’t stop with Putin’: Pussy Riot release NFT to mark almost ten years since members were sentenced to two years in Russian penal colony

NFT is based on the art collective’s court sentencing documents and recalls their 2012 Punk Prayer performance in Moscow’s Russian Orthodox cathedral

British Museum to sell NFTs of 200 Hokusai works—including The Great Wave

The institution has partnered with French start-up LaCollection to auction the non-fungible tokens, coinciding with its exhibition of the Japanese artist's work

A new flavour of non-fungible token: Vito Schnabel launches an NFT auction platform

ArtOfficial, developed with help from Gary Vaynerchuk, "aims to broaden the experience of digital art" and make its purchase more accessible and transparent

Galerie Nagel Draxler presents ‘Crypto Kiosk’ of NFTs at Art Basel booth

The satellite fair Photo Basel is also offering digital photographic NFTs for sale