Artnet Launches NFT Platform Starting with ‘ArtNFT: Beginnings’
World-famous fine art platform, Artnet, has jumped into the world of NFTs through the launch of its own NFT platform, ArtNFT. The launch was accompanied by the sale of its initial NFT collection, ArtNFT: Beginnings.
On December 21st, those with a registered Artnet account were able to place offers on NFTs from the collection, however the sale has closed.The collection featured artwork from pioneers and early-artists from within the NFT space, such as Jennifer and Kevin McCoy’s code-based NFT which was stimulated by their 2014 work, Quantum, the first ever artwork to be tokenized on theblockchain.
The collection also presented art from more recent generations of artistswho are successfully carrying the torch for NFT digital art, including thelikes of Georg Nees, Herbert W. Franke, Vuk Ćosić, Miltos Manetas, Kevin McCoy, Dmitri Cherniak, Osinachi, Justin Aversano, Pindar van Arman, FEWOCIOUS, and Kevin Abosch.
The fine art platform has been learning about crypto and NFT space for the past few months, eventually coming to the decision to launch the NFT platform in the most original way. In doing so, Artnet are the first art world party to launch with a natively crypto auction from the get-go.