Released in July 2021, currency is an NFT collection created by Damien Hirst in collaboration with international art service HENI. It consists of 10,000 of his NFTs, each corresponding to one of his spot paintings by the artist, which can be exchanged for physical artwork. 4,851 token holders currency Opting to keep the NFT and leaving the corresponding painting on display, it was burned by Hearst when the collection closed on September 22nd in London. I attended street galleries and connected longtime art lovers with newbies and online friends I had connected on Discord but never met in person. Artnet’s girlfriend Vivienne Chow said: Many greeted each other in person as if they were long-lost friends, seeming to represent the spirit of “community” so widely promoted in NFT culture. See Artnet for more information.
Image credit: Vivienne Chow