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To have or to hold: NFTs and the Art World

Kate Levin, Paula Crown, Nina del Rio, Simon Denny, Nicola Lees 

The advent of NFTs as a means of selling artwork raises many questions about creative practice and the marketplace. Do NFTs as a category of collectables work in tandem with or replace three-dimensional art objects? What does it mean for traditional gatekeepers of artistic value, including art dealers and museum curators, to be faced with a new means of conveying work from artists to collectors? And are NFTs a long overdue corrective to the art market’s constraints on artists trying to make money from their work?

Presented by the Aspen Institute Arts Program at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

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Fri Jul 1, 2022