The art world is in the midst of a technological revolution, with famous galleries and museums now embracing blockchain technology and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to exhibit and sell artwork.
The Louvre Museum in Paris is the latest to join this trend, with AI artist Claire Silver set to debut her new NFT collection there. Her collection, "can i tell you a secret," consists of 100 post-photography pieces created with AI and is an autobiographical series. Silver's one-of-one NFT artwork titled "Love in the 4th Turning" will also exhibit at the Louvre, Both are in collaboration with Superchief NFT. with a top bid of $68,677.
The description of the piece states that its concept is derived from Strauss-Howe's generational theory, which states that archetypes recur throughout history as a result of a recurring generational theory. Superchief Gallery, a gallery space that exhibits NFTs in New York and Los Angeles, will organize the Louvre exhibition beginning on March 21.
Silver's exhibition at the Louvre is just one example of the growing trend of major art institutions embracing blockchain-based talent. Cozomo de’ Medici donated several of his digital artworks to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), while Yuga Labs donated a CryptoPunk to Paris’ Centre Pompidou. Refik Anadol is also presenting his generative art at the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in a temporary installation titled "Unsupervised."
WME, a global talent agency, has also signed Silver as its first AI artist. The agency has been expanding its roster of NFT artists and developers, with Dapper Labs and CryptoKitties co-founder Mack Flavelle, NFT gallery Bright Moments, NFT project Non-Fungible Heroes, NFT startup Boss Beauties, and NFT artist Valfré all on its list of Web3 talent. With the support of agencies like WME and the growing acceptance of blockchain technology and NFTs, we can expect to see more AI artists and digital art exhibitions in the future.
There is a digital transformation in the world of art, with major galleries and museums adopting blockchain technology and NFTs in order to exhibit and sell their works of art. Claire Silver's exhibition at the Louvre is just one example of this trend, with her AI-generated pieces set to make a splash. With more and more artists and institutions embracing this technology, we can expect to see an increase in digital art exhibitions and sales in the future.