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Blockchain: The Impact on Artists and Art Marketplaces

  • NYU School of Professional Studies 11 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036 United States (map)


New Art Academy and NYUSPS presented a panel conversation about how blockchain technology is changing the art that artists produce, how it influences their pricing and which marketplace they chose to sell their art.


As the popularity and hype around blockchain grow, artists also need to become more aware of this groundbreaking technology as it may not only change the way they are financially compensated for their art but also conceptually influence their creative work. This panel is organized in partnership with NYU SPS Center for Applied Liberal Arts just befpre NYC Blockchain week.

Some of the questions we covered:

  • How can traditional & digital artists benefit from the blockchain technology?

  • What are the new art marketplaces changing how we buy and sell art?

  • Will people buy art online with cryptocurrencies?

  • Is there an overlap with the traditional art market?

  • What is crypto art? Let's talk about digital artworks and crypto collectibles (crypto kitties, crypto punks, memes).


Kevin Abosch, Artist, Latest Project: I am a coin

Andrey Alekhin, Co-founder and CEO of Snark, Digital and Crypto Art Marketplace

Ram Nadella, Director of Technology, Paddle8

Ram Nadella, Director of Technology, Paddle8

Jonathan Perkins, Co-founder of Pixura and Super Rare Art Marketplace 

Roxanna Zarnegar, Adjunct Faculty, Sotheby's Institute of Art

Moderated by Fanny Lakoubay, Art and Technology Specialist, Consultant (prior Artnet and Collectrium)




6:30-7:00 pm

7:00-8:00 pm



Check-in & Introductions

Panel Discussion & Q&A


Panelist Profiles

Kevin Abosch

Artist, "I am a Coin"

Ram Nadella

Director of Technology, Paddle8

Jonathan Perkins

Co-founder, SuperRare

Roxanna Zarnegar

Adjunct Faculty, Sotheby's Institute of Art

Andrey Alekhin

Co-founder and CEO, Snark

Fanny Lakoubay

Moderator, Art & Technology Specialist

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