The upcoming summer NFT exhibit at The Centre Pompidou will feature CryptoPunk #110 and Autoglyph #25.
It would seem that Paris is at the forefront of the NFT renaissance. One of the biggest sports NFT brands, Sorare, is headquartered in Paris and now the global centre for arts is set to host an NFT art exhibition.
The renowned contemporary art museum, The Centre Pompidou, plans to put on a display of NFTs with its latest permanent exhibit. This summer, the museum will showcase a collection of one-of-a-kind digital tokens created by 13 talented artists from across the globe.
CryptoPunk #110 and Autoglyph #25 NFTs on exhibit
The NFTs include the highly sought-after CryptoPunk #110 and Autoglyph #25. Moreover, the collection will serve as a testament to the artistry and innovation within the world of blockchain and digital creation.
The museum stated in a tweet that it is acquiring a set of works that explore the relationship between blockchain and artistic expression, including its first NFTs. The exhibit will feature 18 projects by 13 French and international artists.
Xavier Rey, the director of the French National Museum of Modern Art, reinforced the museum’s commitment to digital art and blockchain technology, calling web3 an “innovative territory” for artists to explore new means of expression.
Yuga Labs donated CryptoPunk #305 to Art Basel Miami Beach
Yuga Labs, the company behind popular NFT projects such as Bored Ape Yacht Club and CryptoPunks, has also contributed to the growing recognition of NFTs in the art world. They donated CryptoPunk #305 to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami during the Art Basel 2022 exhibition.
Yuga Labs stated its intention to donate more Punks to leading art institutions worldwide in the future, and with this latest exhibition in the centre of arts is key for both Yuga Labs and the exhibition.
Co-founder of Yuga Labs, Greg Solano, sees this as a significant moment for the NFT and web3 ecosystem, as it will pave the way for a wider understanding and appreciation of digital art and its impact on modern society.
Sorare leads the way in Sports NFTs
Paris has long been known as the centre for global art, and this exhibition will help propel NFTs to the wider general public. However, it’s not just art where France is at the forefront of the NFT revolution.
One of the biggest NFT brands, Sorare, is based in Paris and they’re leading the way in sports and betting NFT cards.
The company has signed many of the top US sports leagues including the NBA, MLB and Major League Soccer. In addition, Sorare has also signed deals with all of the top European football leagues to represent them in the NFT space.
Sorare NFT cards allow fans to collect fantasy football teams from across Europe including La Liga and the English Premier League. Players can put their NFTs forward to play against other players, and strengthen, or weaken their cards depending on their scores.
France is historically renowned for leading the revolutions, and it seems like the NFT space may be next.
From world-famous museums displaying NFTs to playing fantasy football cards with rare NFTs, it’s all helping bring NFT awareness to the wider general public.