May 9, 2022

The three most popular misconceptions about crypto art. Or: Why the art world doesn't warm to NFTs

β€œYes, if you want to refute the critics who seem to laugh out loud when they hear the three letters NFT, you never end, because the list of examples of aesthetic programs and artistic progress is long. Actually, one should now open the broad field of generative art and write about “Ringers” by Dmtri Cherniak, “Fidenza” by Tyler Hobbs and “Gazers” by Matt Kane, and of course Chromie Squiggle by Snowfro. The Gazers, for example, act as a lunar calendar, algorithmically synchronizing with the phases of the moon in the sky. And one would have to write about PFP Avatars, whose history begins with the CryptoPunks, but actually goes back to the beginnings of portraiture in art history and which leads directly into the much-touted future in the Metaverse.”

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