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How London is becoming the centre for digital art and NFT auctions

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A woman looks at a digital art NFT titled CURIO CARDS (EST. 2017). (AFP via Getty Images)

The rise of digital art and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has taken the world by storm this year, and as our purchasing habits continue to shift online, London has found itself at the forefront of the mania.

Since their creation in 2014, a growing number of people are now spending a fortune on things that cannot be seen or felt in real life through NFTs – from digital clothing to artwork, and from music to GIFs.

An NFT is a unique, one-of-a-kind crypto asset that enables collectors to authenticate, own and trade original authenticated versions of special digital goods on the blockchain.

In economics, a fungible asset is something with units that can be readily interchanged, like money. You are able to swap a £10 note for two £5 notes and it will

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ARTS AND CULTURE: April Riggs, Iron Moon Art – The Tribune

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How did the Project start? If it’s not a commission, I usually just paint whatever I’m feeling… sometimes it’s whatever I’m watching or listening to at the time.

What are three adjectives to describe your style? Colorful, Spooky, Realism

Walk us through your creative process; Does it vary, if so, how? I have this weird superstition that I can’t paint with makeup on, I guess it’s due to fear of accidentally touching my face and then the painting and accidentally ruining it…so, I start off with a clean face. I then move on to drawing my design/ideas, Then I transfer them over to my painting surface. I usually paint on Arches Cold Press watercolor paper. I turn on some background noise, whether it’s music or the television and I turn off my phone. I usually don’t check it unless I go to take a progress photo to avoid

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Joining Plastic, Glass and Metal on the Recycle List: Fake Art

Anyone who thinks works of art declared to be fake simply disappear in disgrace or are destroyed should talk to Jane Kallir, the author of the catalog raisonné for Egon Schiele, the Austrian painter. She was offered the same fake Schiele watercolor for authentication, she said, 10 times by 10 different collectors.

Or perhaps chat with David L. Hall, the former federal prosecutor who used to handle cases developed by the F.B.I.’s art crime team. He will tell you about a watercolor attributed to Andrew Wyeth that came on the market three times after Wyeth himself called it a fake.

One dealer had paid $20,000 for it, and when he tried to sell it at auction in 2008, the curator of Wyeth’s collection recognized it and contacted the F.B.I., which seized it. The F.B.I. ultimately gave it to Hall as a token of appreciation for all the years he spent

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Polish art show defies ‘cancel culture’ but some see racism

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Danish conceptual artist Kristian von Hornsleth poses next to a sculpture he made being shown in a new exhibition at the Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday Aug. 25, 2021. The exhibition which opens Friday at the Polish state museum features the works of provocative artists in what organizers describe as a celebration of free speech, and a challenge to political correctness and “cancel culture” on the political left. Some critics, however, accuse the organizers of the show titled “Political Art” of giving a platform to anti-Semitic, racist and Islamophobic messages. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

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An exhibition at a Polish state museum opening Friday features the works of provocative artists in what organizers describe as a celebration of free speech, and a challenge to political correctness and “cancel culture” on the political left.

Some critics, however, accuse organizers of giving a platform

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