Techno record producer Carl Cox is collaborating with visual artist Hipworth and Future Art to launch digital crypto art on Nifty Gateway during the weekend of January 15th. Cox created exclusive music that’s accompanied by visuals from Hipworth. There are no details yet on this particular art drop.
Future Art is a crypto art show that’s taking place in Sydney this month. The event showcases artworks by artists like Fewocious, XCOPY, Twisted Vacancy, Hexeosis, LuluXXX and ROBNESS.
Carl Cox isn’t the first DJ to step into the crypto art space. In recent months we’ve seen a variety of artists made similar moves. Think about RAC and 3LAU, who’ve been very vocal about blockchain technology in general. Deadmau5 launched some artworks last month, while Lil Miquela also dipped her virtual toes into crypto art.
What is crypto art?
Crypto art or digital art has been around for many years. However, without the existence of blockchain technology it was impossible to verify authenticity and rarity. Now digital art is connected to a token on the blockchain. That way buyers can see how many copies of a certain artwork there are, and whether the product is original.
The concept of seeing a digital image as art, is one thing. However, for many people it will be a challenge to consider digital images as valuable. Consider this: The Mona Lisa is worth many millions of dollars. If I would paint the Mona Lisa in an exact copy, it would be worth only 50 dollars. Because we all know where the original version is. Being able to verify the authenticity and rarity of a piece of art is crucial.
Some people don’t care about the Mona Lisa. It’s just a painting. They are happy to download an image for Google Images, print it on canvas and hang it in their living room. Others want the real deal. The same rules go up for digital crypto art.
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Robert Hoogendoorn is a gamer and blockchain enthusiast. He got in touch with crypto in 2014, but the fire really lit in 2017. Professionally he’s a content optimization expert and worked for press agencies and video production companies, always with a focus on the video games & tech industry. He’s a content manager and creator at heart, working on Play to Earn and for a variety of third party magazines and websites.