Artist Damien Hirst Burns Paintings When Buyers Purchase NFT
Why would an artist toss his work into a fire? British Artist Damien Hirst sold his famous ‘spot’ paintings at a gallery in London, but he gave buyers a choice to purchase the physical artwork or its non-fungible token, a digital copy of the art. Every time someone chose the NFT, Hirst burned the physical piece. It was an experiment for Hirst, whose fans were divided in their choices. Inside Edition Digital’s Mara Montalbano has more.