Editors on Wikipedia Don’t Believe NFTs Count As Art - Observer

Editors on Wikipedia Don’t Believe NFTs Count As Art - Observer
An NFT art piece by Mario Klingemann at Miami Beach Convention Center on November 30, 2021 in Miami Beach, Florida. Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Since NFTs came to dominate conversations in the art world regarding the future of ownership, digital creation and shifting aesthetic goalposts, auction houses and collectors alike have scrambled to get on the token train before it leaves the station. Earlier this week, however, a conversation came to a boil on the Wikipedia page for the “List of most expensive artworks by living artists” that indicates just how divided the discourse still is on the topic of whether NFTs should be classified as art at all. As of Friday, five of the six Wikipedia editors working on the page voted to “Oppose” the concept of of NFTs being art, a stance that prominent figures in the crypto space are ardently taking issue with.