Italian museums are selling NFT six classical masterpieces by the greatest artists – Raphael, Leonardo, Caravaggio and Modigliani. The sale will take place at the Unit Gallery in London with 16 February to 02 March 1920 year.
Digital copies of originals from four museums will be exhibited at once. A similar decision was made to open access to the paintings to the public and raise enough funds to maintain the storage conditions for the original works.
As NFT, for example, will be sold “Madonna with a Goldfinch” by Rafael Santi, “Portrait of a Musician” and “Scapigliata” by the famous Leonardo da Vinci. All paintings will be presented in frames indistinguishable from the original. The buyer will receive not only NFT, but also a screen that generates a digital image of the painting, a frame and a certificate.
Digital copies were made by employees of the Italian company Cinello, which uses patented DAW technology. They will be created in the form of NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain. It will be possible to buy paintings both for ETH and for fiat currency at a price of 100 to 300 thousand dollars.
All NFTs were created in collaboration with the most famous museums – the Florentine Uffizi Gallery, Parma’s Complesso Monumentale della Pilotta, Milan’s Pinacoteca di Brera and Ambrosiana. The proceeds will be divided equally between the four museums and the Unit Gallery in London.
It is worth noting that the Uffizi Gallery already has experience selling digital art. In 1920 year, her employees sold Michelangelo’s Madonna Doni NFT for 140 thousand euros.