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Experts say the result was so high that it was the first token historical Polish work. Importantly, the material version of the statue will be in the Museum of Silesia in Katowice and will be kept there with a guarantee that it will not be returned to physical circulation. The collector of the Górnicki token can insert a 3D model into the game anywhere, in any gallery or metaversion, rotate it, make it smaller and larger. Only this special 3D model is associated with the NFT mark.

Tomasz Górnicki works on sculpture in his studio “Ugly Drilling”, 2021

Photo: Robert Krawiec

– When creating a digital model, we wanted the work to be spatial, because NFT files are usually two-dimensional. We chose a relatively young, rising artist who is also well-received by the younger generation of collectors and art lovers. Creating a 3D model was a big problem, the studio took several hundred photos of this statue and created a digital model based on these photos. The starting price at the auction was 5,000 PLN. PLN, was estimated at 30-40 thousand. zloty. The last price was a great sensation for us. We made sure the statue matched the metaverse and was available on the Oncyber website. So far, we are the only company in Poland doing this. Such an event promotes not only Polish art, but also the artist Tomek Gornichki himself, says Rafał Kamecki, owner of Artinfo.pl.

New life for works of art

Another work of art sold as an NFT badge was a digital image “Why is there something for nothing” by Paweł Kowalewski, auctioned at the Desa Unicum auction house. 552 thousand tokens were sold. zloty. The original painting, painted in 1986, was destroyed by floods. Kowalewski is one of the most prominent Polish artists who once belonged to the legendary group. His works witnessed the traumatic path of the Poles to freedom, the repressions of the totalitarian regime.

– I believe that our auction house was the first real tokenization in Poland. Nowadays, NFT is so popular that various mutations are created about what the token should be and what it actually is. We transferred the actual work of art to the virtual sphere, not the virtual copy, as in Gornichki’s sculpture. In my opinion, it is completely pointless to create virtual copies of existing objects. Of course, there is a market for copies of works of art, but here we can not talk about a full-fledged work of art. In my opinion, this also applies to the virtual sphere (the same principle should be applied as in the real world). Kowalewski’s painting was destroyed in the floods and is no longer available. Thirty years later, we were able to revive the image of Kowalewski and give it a new life. We are at the beginning of the road, legal and fiscal norms are being developed, and, unfortunately, this allows for abuse. That’s why you have to be very vigilant, informed and attentive, said Juliusz Windorbski, president of the auction house Desa Unicum.

Paweł Kowalewski,

Paweł Kowalewski, “Why is there something for nothing”, NFT mark, DESA UNICUM (December 2, 2021)

Photo: personal archive

Guarded by authenticity

Another NFT logo is a digital image of Lego. Concentration Camp – Zbigniew Libera’s controversial work. The concentration camp, made of Lego blocks, is a symbol of modern Polish art. The work was created in 1996 and consists of a series of photographs and Lego brick packaging, from which you can sew models of the concentration camp shown in boxes, including elongated barracks, infrastructure and crematoria. There are also statuettes of prisoners and guards. Libera skillfully used the skeletons of the laughing skeletons from the set “Pirates”, as well as changed the toy cops from the set “Police Department”.

As the bricks were given to the artist by a Danish company, he placed a note on the boxes stating that the project was sponsored by Lego. At first, the company wanted to sue the artist, but Libera’s intentions were read out fairly quickly. The work is not a mockery of the Holocaust, but a dark reminder of the harsh criticism of the consumer society and the carefully designed Nazi garbage truck. The buyer of the token became the owner of Lego. Concentration camp – a packaging mold showing controllers, pigment printing for a small Lego set. Concentration Camp ”also has an artist’s signature and a hand-signed certificate.

We were the first to hold a hybrid auction of Liber’s original work of art. It was one of seven uncut boxes where we made an exact electronic copy (high quality photos) and stored it as NFT. We added an NFC chip to Libera’s original work (instead of the artist’s signature), which, after scanning with a mobile phone, sends us back, for example, to the Opensea platform, where all the information about this NFT tag is given together. shown along with his picture. After a while, we came to the conclusion that such a chip and blockchain technology is also an excellent tool for authentication of a work of art. As for our sales, the collector received both real and virtual works at the same time, says Wojciech Śladowski, owner of the Polish Auction House.

Also during the opening ceremony of the Warsaw Art Exhibition, Rafał Kamecki, President of Artinfo.pl, and Marek Dietl, President of WSE, signed a memorandum of cooperation in the tokenization of works of art. However, the announcement was premature. If we can trade tokens at WSE in general, it will take at least a few months of preparation for their introduction. We are talking only about the trade of tokens that can be exchanged, and NFT tokens are the most emotional in the art world.

CryptoPunks Nine Icon Set, Christie's Auction House - 21st Century Evening Sale (May 13, 2021)

CryptoPunks Nine Icon Set, Christie’s Auction House – 21st Century Evening Sale (May 13, 2021)

Photo: With Christie’s permission

The Christie’s, the world’s largest auction house, says it will earn more than $ 5.7 billion in 2021. turnover. This is the best result of the last five years. A large part of the turnover is NFT sales. Nowadays, NFT revolves around digital art, because it is very easy to assign a given image to a token. One fits the other perfectly. Many experts predict that the art and the virtual world will mix for the benefit of both. However, there are those who see the tokenization of art as the biggest fraud of recent times, such as Hollywood star Keanu Reeves or Polish, best-selling contemporary artist Rafał Olbiński.

The most expensive 6 NFT tokens sold

  1. ASSOCIATION – Group purchase at Nifty Gateway by 28,983 collectors (December 2, 2021) – $ 91.8 million
  2. MIKE “BEEPLE” WINKLEMANN – EVERY DAY: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS – Purchased at Christie’s Auction House (March 11, 2021) – $ 69.3 million
  3. MIKE “BIPL” WINKLMAN – HUMAN – Purchased at Christie’s Auction House (November 9, 2021) – $ 28.9 million
  4. CRYPOPUNK # 7523 – Purchase at Sotheby’s Auction House (June 10, 2021) – $ 11.75 million
  5. CRYPOPUNK # 4156 – Purchased at Larva Labs (December 12, 2021) – $ 10.2 million
  6. CRYPOPUNK # 3100 – Retrieved from OpenSea (March 11, 2021) – $ 7.6 million

Bored monkeys

The creator of the first NFT token was Kevin McCoy, who released Quantum on May 3, 2014. – octagonal image of pixels filled with various geometric shapes. Today it can be bought for $ 7 million. McCoy and his wife Jennifer are considered the first blockchain artists. The market for non-exchangeable tokens grows like a mushroom after the rain. Currently the most popular NFTs are “Cyberpunks” or “Squeezed Monkeys” (Compressed monkeys). The first is a series of 10,000 graphics depicting a very simple face reminiscent of computer games of the 90s, and the second is a collection of digital graphics depicting nothing but boring monkeys. Their pictures are now so valuable that the cheapest copy is worth about 170,000. hole.

NFTs are unique, which means that each type of token cannot be exchanged for another in a 1: 1 ratio. NFT tokens act as digital property certificates (for example, works of art). Tokens cannot be counterfeited, and each has its own history written from the beginning of creation. Anyone can check. An additional advantage for virtual art collectors is the absence of problems with insurance, exhibition space or maintenance. We have the whole art collection at any time.

Anyone can create NFT tokens and earn money by investing in art. The best program for creating NFT tokens is OpenSea. Also popular: Rarible, Mintable, SuperRare and KnowOrigin. Once our business is ready, we can try to sell it. When the network is at its peak, putting NFT on the platform can cost about a thousand zlotys. The big advantage of tokenization is the fee. By implementing a smart contract, the platform will automatically send the appropriate percentage (written in the smart contract) to the creator, usually 10-20 percent. All artists can only benefit from tokenization. Now, for example, there is nothing to stop someone from Singapore from investing in Polish art, because artists are no longer limited to the resistance of matter.

Record sale of the first NFT token in Poland, Artinfo.pl stand, Warsaw Art Exhibition (November 28, 2021)

Record sale of the first NFT token in Poland, Artinfo.pl stand, Warsaw Art Exhibition (November 28, 2021)

Photo: courtesy of artinfo.pl

Tomas Gornichki

Tokenization is the expansion of the field of operation. I have been trying to get out of the gallery for years. The virtual world is not my generation, but for many people it is as important as the real world. For me, tokenization is the search for new means of expression and new buyers. During a pandemic, we do not look at sculptures live, we do not visit museums and galleries so often, which deprives us of the opportunity to make physical contact with art.

Today you can watch David, Michelangelo without going to Florence. We admire its electronic version better than the live one, because it has all the details and details. Digital art creates new opportunities. I will not give up the art of carving because I really love it. Some time ago, I started destroying and burning my statues. I wanted to tell you about the continuous passage of time, the passage of time, the entropy. I saw that this moment of destruction caused the most emotion in the audience. Of course, the statue itself works, but I was most interested in the moment of its demolition. Suddenly an NFT file appears, which allows you to capture this moment and present the work of art as part of the performance. The statue was physically destroyed, but NFT remains as a photo file, animation, movie, sound. Thanks to NFT, I am able to incorporate this non-permanent, ephemeral context of this work. This creates a completely new, different work of art.

I think for artists like Katarzyna Kozyra and Piotr ijmijewski, it will suddenly become clear that NFT can be a way to make money from art. Due to the complexity of their art and the difficulty of accepting it for the average spectator, their ability to demonstrate and sell was limited.

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