Anonymous digital art curator, Cozomo de’ Medici, has donated 22 NFTs to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The donor announced this in a tweet on February 13th.
Cozomo de’ Medici is a famous influencer in the blockchain world who is passionate about Web3 and wants to help more people appreciate it just like they revere relics and other forms of physical art.
So, this grand gesture is an attempt to bridge the gap between the physical and digital art worlds and increase access to NFTs. In addition, featuring these iconic pieces alongside historically significant artworks in the museum is a great feat.
Cozomo de’ Medici remarked:
“With this gift, my goal was to help bridge the worlds of on-chain art and contemporary art…I’m thrilled to have these historically significant on-chain works contextualized beside many iconic works of art in LACMA’s collection.’’
The collection includes 22 digital works created by 13 foreign artists. In an official press release by the museum, LACMA revealed that the creators whose works will be displayed come from several countries including Brazil, China, Portugal, and the United States.
LACMA announced, “the first and largest collection of artworks minted on blockchain to enter an American art museum” adding that “…the collection reflects a boom of artistic experimentation with Web3 technologies, like blockchain, that have been budding since the 2010s.”.
Excited, Michael Govan, LACMA CEO, expressed his gratitude for the generous donation. He said that he appreciated de’ Medici’s “forward-thinking generosity”, stating that the donation will not only expand and diversify the museum’s art collection but will also challenge the museum to explore new ways of preserving digital art created on the blockchain.
With these recent donations and the move towards making NFTs more relatable to people, it’s exciting to see NFTs gain relevance beyond the digital space – into museums and everyday life.