Tag: Uffizi

Uffizi Sells Renaissance Masterpieces from Its Collection as NFTs – ARTnews.com

Looking to recoup losses resulting from the pandemic, the Uffizi Galleries in Florence is offering its most famous artworks for sale as NFTs. The first encrypted work available, Michelangelo’s painting Doni Tondo (1505–06), sold for $170,000. According to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, the digital facsimile of Doni Tondo was purchased by an Italian woman as a birthday gift for her husband, a prominent ...

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Uffizi Gallery Plots Bold Art-Sharing Program—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines ‘ART CAN’T SURVIVE ON BIG GALLERIES ALONE,’ Eike Schmidt, the director of Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, told CNN. He’s pursuing a plan for the Italian museum to send some of its works to smaller museums and exhibition sites in the surrounding region of Tuscany, to create jobs, draw attention to lesser-known areas, and relieve a potential ...

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Uffizi Gallery Director Eike Schmidt Has Covid—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. News Uffizi Gallery director Eike Schmidt has tested positive for the coronavirus. He is asymptomatic and working from home. For the first time, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will have not one but two leaders on its board. Hamilton (Tony) E. James and Candace K. Beinecke are set to both serve ...

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