SFMOMA Acquires Its First NFT - ARTnews

SFMOMA Acquires Its First NFT – ARTnews

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Still from “Conceiving Ada” Courtesy Altman Seigal

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has actually obtained its initial NFT, a job labelled Final Transformation # 2(2022) by musician Lynn Hershman Leeson.

One of both existing versions of the job was given away to SFMOMA by Altman Siegel gallery and also Hershman Leeson to be auctioned in the gallery’s 2022 Art Bash Auction, a yearly real-time public auction that elevates cash for the organization’s education and learning and also area programs. According to a record by Town as well as Country, the item was purchased by an unrevealed winning prospective buyer for $9,000 The various other version was lately talented to the gallery by Leeson, an SFMOMA agent verified to ARTnews over e-mail.

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Final Transformation # 2 is an NFT of a clip from Leeson’s 1997 movie Conceiving Ada, which stars Tilda Swinton in the duty of Victorian mathematician Ada Lovelace. The title is obtained by Swinton’s last line in the motion picture.

“This visionary movie regarding the heritage of Ada Lovelace, a mathematician that created the extremely initial computer system program in the 19th century, was made almost thirty years ago yet reverberates today with the suggestion of NFTs,” stated Rudolf