Relatives of Pablo Picasso, one of Spain's most famous painters and sculptors, launched 1,010 NFTs of the master's digital artworks. We are talking about ceramic products that have not been presented anywhere before.
Work of a Spanish painter as NFT
The descendants of the outstanding Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, his granddaughter Marina Picasso and her son Florian Picasso decided to take advantage of the opportunities provided by Crypto Art.
The painter's relatives decided to show only a fragment of the lower part of the NFT graphic, showing a piece of ceramics with a thick yellow line, a green stain and the number "58". As Marina Picasso explains, this number refers to the date of the creation of ceramics, i.e. October 1958. Picasso's granddaughter was then a child.
The sentimental importance of Picasso's NFT
Marina Picasso revealed that the ceramics showed an exceptionally expressive face. She also admitted that this work is especially dear to her and that it brings to mind happy childhood memories, at the same time being an important part of her family life.
The first round of online sales of 1,010 NFT was conducted on the Nifty Gateway and Origin Protocol platforms. Sotheby's, on the other hand, intends to conduct an auction in March, the subject of which will be a unique NFT, representing a ceramic Picasso bowl.
A shift towards the art of cryptography
Picasso's entry into the world of Crypto Art is a landmark event, as his relatives are well aware of. The painter's grandson, Florian Picasso, emphasized that together with his mother, as heirs of his legacy, they strive to build a bridge between cryptographic art and traditional art. In this way, they pay tribute to the great artist and his creative work.
According to the information provided by Picasso's granddaughter and great-grandson, part of the proceeds from the sale of NFT will be donated to charity. The donation is to support the health service struggling with the shortage of nurses, as well as activities aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Picasso's NFTs aren't the only ones that provide a link between cryptographic art and traditional art. One should mention here, for example, the joint project of the Viennese Belvedere Museum and artèQ, as part of which the NFT's famous work "The Kiss" by Gustav Klimt was announced some time ago.
The crypto work is a high-resolution digital copy of the image, divided into 100 x 100 fragments. As a result, the offer includes 10 pieces, offered as NFT. The auction is conducted on the thekiss.art platform. The works will be delivered to buyers on Valentine's Day, on February 000.
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