Home to the National Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Pompidou museum in Paris, unveils that it is displaying 18 NFT artworks by 13 French and international artists, including CryptoPunk #110 and Autoglyph #25.
This is the first time Centre Pompidou, the largest modern art museum in Europe is displaying NFTs in an upcoming exhibition that will explore the connection between art and blockchain technology.
Xavier Rey, director of the French National Museum of Modern Art, noted “Web3 is an innovative territory that artists have now seized upon to create original and daring work, and this collection reaffirms our support for artists in their conquest of new means of expression, which is the foundation of modern art.”
Yuga Labs donated CryptoPunk #110 and Larva Labs donated Autoglyph #25 to the Centre Pompidou for its exhibition scheduled for this spring. Yuga Labs donated the NFT as the second installment of its Punks Legacy Project.
“Yuga Labs’s Punks Legacy Project aims to bring awareness to the provenance and cultural relevance of CryptoPunks, by donating Punks to leading art institutions around the world and ensuring Punks hang on the walls among other exemplary examples of contemporary and modern art,” the statement notes.
Yuga Labs co-founder Greg Solano stated, “Seeing CryptoPunk #110 displayed in the Centre Pompidou, arguably the world’s most prestigious contemporary art museum, is a great moment for the Web3 and NFT ecosystem, and we’re honored to help drive this cultural conversation.”
The Centre Pompidou museum addressed the exhibition as “With this new acquisition, it is less a question of taking an interest in the pop cultural phenomenon of ‘collectibles’, than of exploring the boldest uses of this technology.”