The British Museum will host an NFT auction of digital artwork by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai

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The British Museum, in partnership with French company LaCollection, will auction digital prints of the famous Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai for auction.

The opening of the Katsushika Hokusai exhibition, The Great Big Picture Book Of Everything, coincides with the presentation of the British Museum’s Great Illustrated Collection of Works. The collection contains 103 unknown works by Hokusai, which have not been previously published anywhere. The works were created in the period from 1820 to 1840 and were intended for the illustrated encyclopedia “The Great Book of Everything with Pictures”, which was never published.

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Concurrently with the exhibition, an auction of collectible tokens (NFT), created on the basis of reproductions of paintings by a famous Japanese artist, is planned. Over 200 NFTs will be available for purchase, including digital artwork from the artist’s renowned prints such as Wave off Kanagawa, Clear Day with a Southern Breeze and Ejiri in Suruga Province. Lesser known works will also be available, including recently discovered paintings by the master.

Collectible NFT auctions and digital art investments are becoming increasingly popular. So, last week Time magazine announced the release of a new NFT collection. The TIMEPieces collection consisted of 4,676 NFTs representing digital artworks, and the cost of each NFT was around 0.1 ETH. Companies from the sports industry also do not stand aside – has launched a project for hockey fans, where they can purchase collectible NFTs, earn internal tokens and become players in the GameFi application.

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