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Pharrell’s GODA Completes Hilma af Klint NFT Art Auction Amid Family Complaints

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  • NFT artwork platform Gallery of Digital Assets (GODA) held an auction for NFTs from Hilma af Klint this week.
  • Family members of the late artist complained about the NFT auction, but the official Foundation is involved in the project.

Co-founded by musician Pharrell Williams earlier this year, the Gallery of Digital Assets (GODA) provides a platform for traditional artists to enter the NFT space, and has delivered drops from Nina Chanel Abney and Todd James.

But its latest NFT launch was mired in controversy after some of the late artist’s descendants complained.

GODA launched an auction on Monday for tokenized digital recreations of influential Swedish abstract artist Hilma af Klint’s artwork. The “Paintings for the Temple” Ethereum NFTs were created by GODA in partnership with Stolpe Publishing, digital art platform Acute Art, and The Hilma af Klint Foundation.

Ultimately, two identical sets of 193 digital NFT recreations of af Klint’s artwork were minted, with one “non-commercial” set donated to the Foundation. From the other set, 163 NFTs were put up for…

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