The controversy around the Centre Pompidou’s exhibition on NFTs is spreading in the art world


NFTs are coming to the epicenter of the Parisian art world. On Friday, the Centre Pompidou, home to the National Museum of Modern Art, announced plans for a new exhibition on the relationship between art and blockchain, which will feature NFTs from the treasured CryptoPunks and Autoglyphs projects, among works by 12 other digital artists.

CryptoPunk #110 and Autoglyph #25 were both donated to the Centre Pompidou and will be on view at the museum this spring, along with 16 other NFT works by artists from around the world.

This is the first time the Centre Pompidou has accepted NFTs into its collection, which houses masterpieces by groundbreaking artists such as Vasily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse and Frida Kahlo, among others. The Centre Pompidou is the largest museum of modern art in Europe.

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