SCOPE, one of Miami’s largest art fairs, claims to be the first festival to sell tickets as NFT.
Art Show, which runs
from Nov. 30 to Dec. 5, reported that it is working with YellowHeart, a Blockchain-based
live event ticketing platform, to sell VIP tickets in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFT).
“This unique set of minted tickets will feature exclusive edited artwork from emerging and celebrated artists,”
said SCOPE founder Alexis Hubshman. It claims to be the first art fair to offer tickets in NFT format.
Here is an example of the ticket
Relm’s work “Fauna” creates an innocent outcast, exiled in her own fairy tale world. The work is presented as part of the exclusive 20th anniversary VIP tickets for #SCOPEMiamiBeach2021 available exclusively at YellowHeart Marketplace beginning September 9 at 9 am EST.
Relm’s work “Fauna” creates an innocent outcast, exiled into her own fairytale world. The work features as part of the unique 20th anniversary VIP tickets for #SCOPEMiamiBeach2021 available exclusively on YellowHeart Marketplace starting September 9th 9 am EST. #YellowHeartNFT pic.twitter.com/F9SpL7Ufgl
– SCOPE Art Show (@SCOPEArtShow) September 7, 2021
VIP tickets at NFT
you can see the VIP tickets at NFT, they are really interesting images.
One of them, called NYCHOS, Barbie Meltdown
, priced at USD $200, shows a Barbie with half of her body dissected where you can see skeleton and muscles.
Another NFT token is ENTES,
which shows the image of a graffiti artist with his spray paint. A
third token, also at $150, is Calliope specimen,
which shows a kind of little animal with horns made from tree branches, stuffed into a jar.
These are just three of the variety out there, some at $150 and some at $200.
Here you can see the Barbie
#SCOPEMiamiBeach2021 partnered with digital marketplace YellowHeart for a curation of innovative NFT VIP tickets.
– SCOPE Art Show (@SCOPEArtShow) September 2, 2021
NFT Ticket Experience
YellowHeart, which is based on the Polygon blockchain , aims to change the way tickets are sold by creating a more transparent ticketing experience for both buyers and sellers.
“Right now we’re dealing with a centralized, rigged marketplace,” YellowHeart CEO Josh Katz said in an interview. “This puts you in the open cryptocurrency and NFT markets.”
Tickets can be purchased in cryptocurrencies as well as credit card payments, but Katz assumes “it’s primarily crypto.” They went on sale Sept. 9 and feature 10 different artists, including Swoon, Saype and Relm.
NFTs have been a growing trend in the arts and entertainment space, either to provide access to unique content and experiences or to cut out middlemen. Many musicians have already launched their own NFTs, including Maroon 5, Kings of Leon and Britney Spears.
Art and NFT are increasingly synonymous, even with traditional art museums, as seen in these articles:
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