'Way back in 2015 – that’s centuries in crypto-years –Berlin based artist Harm van den Dorpel minted his first NFTs, including a screensaver entitled Event Listeners, where generative texts describing endearingly candid feelings of social discomfort float about on a black screen. The Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna bought twenty editions soon thereafter, becoming the first-ever museum to acquire a NFT and the first to pay for a work in cryptocurrency. This success – by van den Dorpel’s own assessment, an unexpected one – inspired him and his partner, Paloma Rodríguez Carrington, to found left gallery. Now, they sell “file-based” digital artworks including, although not limited to, NFTs. A delightful feature of their website: browsing is organised by file type, with formats ranging from websites to videos to entire apps for desktop and mobile.'
Read the full article here.Publication date: 25 Nov '21