MoMA Acquires Refik Anadol Piece

MoMA Acquires Refik Anadol Piece

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) acquired digital artworks from artists Refik Anadol and Ian Cheng, according to a report from Art News. 

The Deets

  • Unsupervised – Machine Hallucinations – MoMA (2022): A generative piece by Anadol interpreting MoMA's visual archive through machine-learning.
  • Donations: Both artworks, inclusive of their NFT components, were gifted to MoMA by notable collectors and institutions.

The Bulk

The Museum of Modern Art's latest acquisitions highlight the rapidly intertwining relationships of digital art and NFTs and the traditional art world. Anadol's "Unsupervised," which has been on display at MoMA and is extended until Oct. 29, will be added to the museums storied collection.

The donation of Anadol's piece, including its NFT counterpart, comes courtesy of tech tycoon Ryan Zurrer and the RFC Collection, helmed by Pablo and Desiree Rodriguez-Fraile. Zurrer, famously purchased Sam Spratt's Monument Game 1/1 earlier this year, and also owns Beeple's Human One. 

As for Cheng's work, "3FACE" delves into the blockchain world, generating a visual narrative based on the blockchain wallet data of its possessor. This acquisition builds on MoMA's growing collection of Cheng's works.

🎤 Investor Insights

Unsupervised is undoubtedly one of the leading artworks of this decade and as such, it belongs with its peers in what is one of the best art collections in the world.1 of 1 Art

🎬 Take Action

Those hoping to catch Anadol's "Unsupervised" in action can visit before Oct. 29. 

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