The Orlando Museum of Art has unveiled its next exhibition, “Twentysomethings,” which will feature NFT artworks.
The exhibition — the first of its kind in Central Florida, taking place from Jan 28 to May 7, 2023 — features the private collection of Fabio Sandoval, a 25-year-old local collector who became interested in NFTs since their early stages.
The works are predominantly figurative and were made using a range of mediums — such as oil on canvas and spray paint on steel.
Some of them will be NFT artworks by Jake Fried, a well-known artist from the United Kingdom who began his career as a painter.
“Still Life With Lemons,” a hand-drawn animation on paper with ink and white-out, and “No Go – Night Visions #264,” a still image based on hand-drawn animation with ink and white-out, are two examples of Fried’s NFT artworks — both minted on the Ethereum blockchain — that will be on show during the exhibition.
NFTs are fast bringing traditional art into the digital realm, spawning a new form of expression and relevance for artists and collectors alike.
This revolution has renewed art and its value, enthralling new generations and providing emerging artists with a new source of income and recognition.
Museums all around the world are taking notice of the popularity of NFTs and moving toward Web3; last August, the Museum of the City of New York filed a trademark application to enter the metaverse and NFT space, while last May Dubai’s Museum of the Future announced a partnership with Binance NFT marketplace for the launch of its first NFT collection, “The Most Beautiful NFTs in the Metaverse.”