NFTs

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Art Basel 2021

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

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NFTs

Dread Scott's NFT 'White Male For Sale', a critique on slavery, to be auctioned off at Christie’s Post-War to Present sale

The work features a 1:10 loop of a business-class white man standing on an auction block

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NFTs

‘We have no doubt NFTs are art’: after selling tokenised Leonardo, Hermitage plans exhibition of born-digital works

Russian museum will look beyond the market hype to address deeper questions about "the specific possibilities of this medium", says contemporary art curator Dimitri Ozerkov

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Art market

Were Banksy and Pranksy both pranked in $330,000 NFT sale?

NFT of a smoking punk appeared to link to Banksy’s website but the webpage was swiftly removed, prompting rumours of a hack

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Art & Technology

Immersive, interactive and a great way to display NFTs: Falko Alexander Gallery’s expansive VR exhibition

With its first virtual venture, an emerging gallery in Cologne removes the barrier between real life and virtual reality

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Museums

Hermitage museum mints Leonardo, Monet, Van Gogh NFTs to raise funds

The Russian museum had to overcome country's stringent restrictions on cryptocurrencies

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Lost art

Lost Art: Do NFTs mean the end of real-world art?

The digital works can be seen as just the latest overhyped trend, or the newest incarnation of using technology to create art

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NFTs

The Whitworth gallery in Manchester mints a William Blake NFT in aid of community causes

The museum will track the activity of the crypto work for the next two years for a 2023 exhibition on art economics

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NFTs

The Art Exchange offers tech-savvy, young and up-and-coming art

New marketplace launches with digital works created as non-fungible tokens—with more to follow

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NFTs

Inside the 'world's first NFT residency': two artists, Tinie Tempah, and a mansion on the French Riviera

What happens when a rapper, a painter and an art fair director get together in a swanky hotel to make digital art?

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Insta’ gratification

How a crypto and digital art fair is using Instagram to show—and sell—works

CADAF has opened its second online edition but the social media app—paired with QR codes and AR filters—is helping the fair to physically interact with visitors in Paris

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Diary

NFTs of a different stripe: Joe Exotic gets into the digital art trend

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Art market

Sotheby's to offer Tim Berners-Lee's original code for world wide web as (you guessed it) an NFT

Berners-Lee says NFTs are the "ideal way to package the origins behind the web"

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Art market

Jobs for the boys…why I'm starting to feel old amid the new art world order

The thrusting land of NFTs and tech nomads favours the young—and has yet to shake off the old ties of nepotism

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Diary

Crypto-crazed Sotheby's launches first virtual gallery in digital metaverse Decentraland

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Art market

From sneakers to Pokémon cards: here are five of the hottest collectibles

With baseball cards selling for $5.2m each and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s first ever tweet making $2.9m, people will collect anything if its rare and makes them nostalgic

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Diary

No Fear in Trying: Unit London gallery launches NFT trading platform

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Palestine

Artist Khaled Jarrar is selling handfuls of soil from Palestinian farmland—and has turned them into NFTs

The work draws attention to the desertification of agricultural land in Palestinian territory

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Art Basel Hong Kong

Unlike Elon Musk, Ora-Ora gallery will be accepting Bitcoin at Art Basel in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong gallery will be among the first to use the new form of payment at the fair

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NFTs

Contract Killers: artist Nancy Baker Cahill challenges the efficacy of the 'smart contracts' behind NFTs with an augmented reality project

The environmentally conscious project considers broken and violated social contracts in the artists space and in society as a whole

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NFTs

NFTs and colossal prices have turbocharged the art market—but has something died in this 'second renaissance'?

As people pay eye-watering crypto-sums for digital art, many see losses as well as gains in this brave new intangible world

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Art Market Eye

How a new digital art market could mimic the traditional one—including in bad ways

The new breed of art buyers are likely to need administrators, curators and lawyers much like those in the conventional art world

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Art market

Basquiat NFT withdrawn from auction after artist’s estate intervenes

“No licence or rights were convened to the seller,” estate says

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NFTs

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

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Art market

NFTs in IRL: the rise of digital art galleries in physical spaces

Bricks-and-mortar commercial spaces are bringing crypto art to life, "providing an experience beyond the artwork living on a cell phone”

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Art market

The cost of a single tulip bulb surged to the same price as a mansion 400 years ago: are NFTs the ‘tulipmania’ of the 21st century?

Similarities between the new digital technology craze in the art world and the surge in value of tulips in 17th-century Holland suggest that it could all end in (real) tears

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NFTs

A grey single-pixel 'work' sells for $1.3m at Sotheby’s maiden NFT sale

Over 3,000 bidders purchased nearly 24,000 digital works in a three-day, multi-facted sale on Niftygateway

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Diary

Supermodel Kate Moss turned into an NFT triptych

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NFTs

NFTs and the 'Art' world: panic and possibility

The technology must become more diverse, says Ruth Catlow, the co-founder of Furtherfield

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Art market

Christie’s to auction a slice of NFT history for $9m this May

Larva Labs created 10,000 CryptoPunks three years ago—and gave away most of them

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Diary of an art historian

Boo to NFTs! Hang on, think of no customs fees

As Brexit makes buying anything from Europe almost impossible, purchasing questionable digital art is almost tempting

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NFTs

Sorry to burst your bubble: NFT prices slump 70%

Sales for NFTs linked to art dropped from $16.7m to $12.5m—but experts say it's not a permanent dip

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NFTs

But is it legal? The baffling world of NFT copyright and ownership issues

With interest in non-fungible tokens growing fast, the legal questions are testing the experts

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NFTs

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi—the world's most expensive work of art—to be turned into an NFT

Author Ben Lewis is minting the masterpiece to highlight the art world’s ‘age-old inequities and injustices’

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Art Market Eye

How the art market turned upside down—in one month

Banksy, NFTs and Sacha Jafri et al are ripping up the rulebook

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Cryptocurrency

NFT art bubble? 2017 crypto bust could spell out the future of current boom

Mania for non-fungible tokens is gripping the art world, with one selling for $69m. But artists unfamiliar with the mercurial cryptocurrency markets ought to curb their enthusiasm—this has happened before

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Art market

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”

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NFTs

'Complete bullshit': conceptual artist Matty Mo calls out Nifty Gateway after NFT platform pulls plug on sale of his works

Nifty Gateway executive says it is unable to keep up with the volume of drops released on its site

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NFTs

Jeremy Deller mints his first NFT: here is his advice for other artists

The British artist has entered the fray of crypto collectibles, collaborating with The Art Newspaper to auction an NFT for charity. How will an established artist fare in this brave new world?

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NFTs

The looming legal and regulatory questions NFT collectors and sellers should prepare for

An expert in anti-money laundering laws shares her thoughts on the booming digital art marketplace

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Diary

Antiques dealer launches NFT—of his 17th-century Delftware vase

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NFTs

Pussy Riot's weekly NFT drop is just one instance of Russian and Ukrainian artists embracing new modes of online selling

Other creators have been selling works on Clubhouse and dedicated Facebook groups

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NFTs

Rapper Ja Rule launches NFT platform—and is selling a painting from infamous Fyre Festival on it

Flipkick will sell physical NFT works and hopes to collaborate with celebrities and influencers

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NFTs

Sotheby’s gets in on NFT fever with a collaboration with digital artist Pak

Auction house's head of sale Max Moore has already personally bought a work by the artist

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'We can use NFTs to support good causes': Pussy Riot mints and sells first NFT to raise money for women's shelters

The video, titled Terrestrial Paradise, was bought for around £128,000 by the Iranian-born art collector and political activist Amir Soleymani

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NFTs

Virtual museum to be built to house Beeple’s record-breaking digital work

Metapurse, the company owned by the buyer of the $69.3m NFT, plans to create an online “monument this piece deserves"

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Revealed: Metakovan, pseudonymous founder of ‘crypto-exclusive fund’ Metapurse, is the buyer of Beeple’s $69.3m NFT

Everydays: The First 5,000 Days sold at Christie’s yesterday—and the buyer says it is worth $1bn

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Chinese tech entrepreneur reveals he was narrowly outbid for Beeple’s NFT—and computer said no when he tried to pay $70m

TRON blockchain founder Justin Sun says on Twitter that Christie’s website would not let him place another bid with 30 seconds to go of the online auction yesterday

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Art market

WTAF? Beeple NFT work sells for astonishing $69.3m at Christie’s after flurry of last-minute bids nearly crashes website

Everyday: The First 5000 Days is now the third most expensive work by a living artist sold at auction

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Social media

Can Clubhouse recreate those art world conversations we are all missing?

Our correspondent gamely makes her way through a full day of AMAA talks, NFT tips, IG debates, and more, so you don’t have to

NFTs

What is NFT art? The Art Newspaper explains

Why people are paying millions for digital art all of a sudden

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Beeple

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

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Art market

‘Art enthusiasts’ burn a Banksy print then sell it as an NFT

Group who set fire to the $33,000 print have posted it on YouTube—watch the video here

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Art market

Six reasons why Gamestop couldn’t happen in the art market

From lack of supply to prohibitive price points, it seems you can't short art... at least for now

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NFTs

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?

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Art market

Is this video of Petr Davydtchenko devouring a live bat the first performance art NFT?

Or does the title belong to a crypto work by Pak, recently acquired by a Sotheby's specialist?

Podcast

WTF are NFTs? Why crypto is dominating the art market

Plus, artist Doug Aitken on composer Terry Riley

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NFTs

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

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Art market

‘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

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Cryptocurrency

NFTs: a new disruptor in the art market?

Interest is growing in Non-Fungible Tokens, which represent digital works and proof of ownership