NFTs and burning paintings at new Damien Hirst show

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The Bangkok Post

LONDON: The latest show by Damien Hirst displays thousands of the provocative British artist’s colourful spot paintings… many of which he will set on fire after selling them in digital form as NFTs. The exhibition, “The Currency”, which opens Friday in London, is Hirst’s first project involving NFTs, a new technology growing in popularity as a way of owning art. At the Newport Street Gallery in south London, huge panels are covered with 10,000 unique spot paintings on A4-sized paper. Multicoloured dots stretch as far as the eye can see. On the back of each are handwritten phrases based on lyri...

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