20 April 2021
What Are NFTs and Why Are They Changing the Art World?
Peter Brock explores what blockchain technology could mean for power relations within the art world. The business of contemporary art has largely concerned itself with the sale of unique, physical objects whose provenance is verified by galleries, scholars, auction houses and, typically, a trail of paper. Digital art is at least several decades old but, until recently, has not been collected in the same way as painting or sculpture - partly because it was impossible to distinguish an original from a copy.
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