Christina Rees and Brandon Zech break down the meteoric rise of NFTs.
“These things aren’t necessarily meant to be bought and kept — they’re meant to be flipped — that’s the point. That’s how they gain value.”
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—Decrypt: Christie’s Auctions Off Its First-Ever NFT-Linked Artwork For Record $131,250
—Decrypt: How NFTs Blew Up in 2020
—Decrypt: Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT): Beginner’s Guide
—Decrypt: Rick & Morty Creator Sells Ethereum Art for $1.65 Million
—Artnet News: What’s a ‘Rug Pull’? Here’s Kenny Schachter’s Handy Glossary of NFT Terms for Newbie Crypto-Art Converts
—The Art Newspaper: NFTs: a new disruptor in the art market?
—Art Market Monitor: Christie’s to Sell Its First Fully Digital Work of Art in Test of Emerging Market
—NY Times: Why an Animated Flying Cat With a Pop-Tart Body Sold for Almost $600,000
—The Art Newspaper: Christie’s to accept cryptocurrency for first time
—Hyperallergic: NFT Art Goes Viral and Heads to Auction — But What Is It?
—Artnet News: In the Latest NFT Auction Frenzy, an Artist Just Sold a Collection of Digital Furniture for $450,000—See Images of the Otherworldly Designs Here
—Artnet News: Is This the Next Art-Market Bubble? A Unique NFT for the Popular ‘Nyan Cat’ GIF Just Sold for a Whopping $560,000
—Artnews: Beeple NFT Artwork Sells for $6.6 M. Ahead of Viral Christie’s Auction
—Artnet News: Christie’s Hopes to Open a New Frontier of the Art Market With the First-Ever Major Auction of a Wholly Digital Blockchain Artwork
—Artnet News: Kenny Schachter Gets Sucked Into the Surreal NFT Vortex… and Makes a Fortune Overnight in the New Virtual Art Market
—The Art Newspaper: Banksy-style NFTs have sold for $900,000—but are they the real deal and does it even matter?
—Greg Allen: Nyan Cats & FO Dogs
—The Art Newspaper: The NFT craze encapsulates the absurdity of the art world—and its obsession with authenticity
—Artnet News: ‘It’s All Happening’: As an NFT Artwork by Beeple Sells for $6.6 Million, Market Observers Are Torn Between Jubilation and Alarm
—The Verge: Grimes sold $6 million worth of digital art as NFTs
—Artnews: In a First, Damien Hirst to Accept Cryptocurrency as Payment for New Prints
—Artnews: First Rule of Clubhouse: Never Stop Talking About NFTs
—Everest Pipkin: HERE IS THE ARTICLE YOU CAN SEND TO PEOPLE WHEN THEY SAY “BUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES WITH CRYPTOART WILL BE SOLVED SOON, RIGHT?”
—CBS News: Blockchain company buys and burns Banksy artwork to turn it into a digital original
—Artnews: Christie’s to Sell Its First Fully Digital Work of Art in Test of Emerging Market
—Bloomberg: NFTs Are Booming, But They’re Nothing New in the Art Market
—Adweek: Want to Buy Jack Dorsey’s First Tweet? It’ll Be $2.5 Million
—Wired: The Next Frontier of the NFT Gold Rush: Your Tweets
—Rolling Stone: T-Mobile’s Ex-CEO John Legere Bought a $888,888.88 Steve Aoki NFT
—Artnet News: Are NFTs the Next Tulip Bubble? Kenny Schachter Doesn’t Care—and He Sold His Own Grandma on the Crypto Web to Prove It
—Contention: NFTs hook the greatest fools ever
—Artnet News: Will NFTs Revolutionize the Art Market or Repeat Its Greatest Failures? These 4 Factors Will Determine Their Fate
—NY Times: JPG File Sells for $69 Million, as ‘NFT Mania’ Gathers Pace
—Memo Akten: The Unreasonable Ecological Cost of #CryptoArt (Part 1)
—Martin Lukas Ostachowski: A Chronological Review of Crypto Art, Blockchain-related Physical Art and Crypto Collectibles
—Kaleidoscope XCP: The Early Evolution of (Some) Art On The Blockchain — Part 1
—The Associated Press auctions its first NFT commemorating AP’s historic use of the blockchain for distributing 2020 election data
—Institute of Network Cultures: Remarks on Crypto-Art by Rosa Menkman
…not to be too self-serving, but I do think these are good articles to add to the list. Also, I haven’t had a chance to listen to the full podcast yet (too many NFT articles to catch up with), but we sold a digital edition of an HTML webpage that was already publicly available on my website at Road Agent around 2008. 🙂
Am I to understand that digital art has become the bubble gum wrapper around an NFT? The real value being what’s hidden inside?
This is really well done. Very clear, and very honest too.