Unit London might be launching the primary UK exhibition of bodily NFT artworks tomorrow. The exhibition – Eternalising Artwork Historical past – contains masterpieces by Leonardo Da Vinci, Caravaggio, Raphael and Modigliani. Between 16 February and 19 March, artwork and tech fanatics can view these digital artworks freed from cost in Mayfair, London.
The bodily counterparts are in museums in Italy. Nonetheless, because of the newest Web3 know-how, the digital variations of those masterpieces might be obtainable to the general public in London.
The six masterpieces included on this exhibition characterize a distinct artwork motion. Every NFT is an actual reproduction of the bodily paintings – priced between £100,000 and £500,000. 50% of the web gross sales of every paintings will go on to museums to protect their collections for future generations. Furthermore, every work might be obtainable as a digital restricted version of 9.
Eternalising artwork historical past by way of NFTs
Unit London has been main the UK’s digital artwork revolution since its inception in 2013. Eternalising Artwork Historical past would be the first in a sequence of deliberate exhibitions of digital artworks. In consequence, these exhibitions will additional bridge the hole between bodily and digital experiences.
Joe Kennedy, Director of Unit London, commented on the humanities sector and the metaverse: “We’re delighted to current Eternalising Artwork Historical past as a primary of its variety; really breaking new floor. We’re coming into a courageous new world and it’s thrilling to search out alternatives for blockchain know-how to generate audiences, income and footfall for the museums that look after these masterpieces.”
This NFT exhibition in London comes at a time when most individuals are nonetheless unable to journey because of COVID-19. As well as, it coincides with the growing recognition of NFTs within the positive arts sector; particularly after the artwork trade recorded annual gross sales of $2.7 billion in 2021 because of NFTs.