What is the artistic value of a computer-generated, 24-pixel avatar? And how come a JPEG file is worth more than a Mark Rothko painting? These are all questions Jennifer Wong and Peter Hamilton, the founders of the brand-new Seattle NFT Museum (SNFT), hope to answer as one of the most highly anticipated new museums of 2022 opens.
The 3,000-square-foot space in the Emerald City’s Belltown neighborhood, which officially opened to the public on Jan. 14, is divided into three exhibition platforms. On each platform, visitors will find 30 displays showing NFT artworks by international and local artists.
The museum’s current headliner is Los Angeles-based artist Blake Kathryn, whose futuristic 3D landscapes in pastels have made her a star in the crypto world. Other works on display include Larva Labs’s hugely popular CryptoPunks avatars, Eric Calderon’s (a.k.a. Snowfro) Chromie Squiggles, as well as pieces from generative artist Tyler Hobbs and several Seattle-based artists including Neon Saltwater, Robbie Trevino, and photographer Charles Peterson who has “minted” never-before-seen photographs of Nirvana and Kurt Cobain into NFTs.
The museum’s founders say they hope the museum will help people from all different backgrounds better understand NFTs and their potential. They will even have an “education manager” on hand to answer any NFT or blockchain-related questions museum patrons might have, according to Travel+Leisure.
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