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Hokusai’s Great Wave Turned to an NFT. The Painting Can Be Seen at the British Museum

30.09.2021
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Hokusai’s Great Wave Turned to an NFT

Now, the NFT version of Great Wave Off Kanagawa, painted by Hokusai in 1831, can be purchased in the British Museum. And a French start-up LaConnection helped the museum with it. The exhibition dedicated to the Japanese artist’s work arrives later this week.

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With the growth of NFTs popularity in 2020, the idea to help museums understand this new technology appeared. And at the beginning of the year, LaConnection and the museum’s partnership begun, combining a passion for culture with digital transformation. Not only the British Museum was afraid to lose money like many museums during the pandemic, but also to attract a new young audience. And they started to get into NFTs.

Only two NFT versions of rare The Great Wave will be sold, while other Hokusai’ NFTs include 1,000 and 10,000 digital editions.

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