Christie’s fifth Art & Tech Summit held this week at the auction house’s New York headquarters featured crypto-luminaries like ConsenSys CEO Joe Lubin and Galaxy Digital’s Mike Novogratz, a sponsor of the conference.
While “generative art” has come to be associated with the world of web3, the term dates back to a 1965 exhibition of work by Georg Nees, an academic, and Frieder Nake, a mathematician. Phillips’ online sale Ex-Machina: A History of Generative Art, spans beyond the existence of the phrase. The sale runs through July 20th, 2022.
It may be hard to believe when the biggest event at this year’s Miami Art Week was a fashion show/tribute to the recently deceased designer Virgil Abloh, but it took a very long time for luxury brands to find a way into Art Basel. After the first major art fair since the dawn of the NFT era, it would seem that digital art is trying to find its footing on a similar path.