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Czech Aristocrat Family Turning Their 700-Year-Old Art Collection Into NFTs

William Lobkowicz giving a virtual tour. Image: House of Lobkowicz, image courtesy of Decrypt

By NOAH BECKER September, 2021

An article about a Czech family turning their art collection into NFTs was sent to me. It reads:

Having overseen the collection for 700 years, the House of Lobkowicz is pinning its hopes for cultural preservation on an invention that wasn't around seven years ago: NFTs—the digital, 21st-century version of a receipt of ownership.

In the middle of October, the family is throwing a forum and gala in the Lobkowicz Palace, part of the famous Prague Castle, which was finally returned to the family in 2003 after a 12-year court battle. There, it will host a free exhibition of prominent NFT works, including an Edward Snowden NFT purchased by PleasrDAO for $5.4 million in ETH this April. WM

Read the full article in Decrypt

Noah Becker

Noah Becker is an artist and the publisher and founding editor of Whitehot Magazine. He shows his paintings internationally at museums and galleries. Becker also plays jazz saxophone. Becker's writing has appeared in The Guardian, VICE, Garage, Art in America, Interview Magazine, Canadian Art and the Huffington Post. He has written texts for major artist monographs published by Rizzoli and Hatje Cantz. Becker directed the New York art documentary New York is Now (2010). Becker's new album of original music "Mode For Noah" was released in 2023. 


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