A primer of early artworks in the blockchain space.
Tokenised art has taken the world by storm! (sort of).
Commonly called ‘Crypto-Art’ or ‘Art On The Blockchain’, this niche discipline has seized transaction volume of some of the most voluminous blockchains and arrived on conference panels at some of the most prestigious art events.
Similar in movement to early net art, blockchains and blockchain platforms provide a new variation of current applications and representation of data that art niches can easily pick up on. Add into that the potential financial benefits that blockchain offers and you can see how it has easily captured a quickly growing clique of early adopters and artistic organisers.
This article is a short intro to various early artworks and ideas that have come about in this space. It is by no means definitive or exhaustive. Enjoy.