The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), and laCollection.io launch a collection of non-fungible-tokens (NFTs) of rarely exhibited Impressionist pastels from the MFA’s renowned collection. The sale will go live on July 14th with pre-sale registration exclusively at laCollection.io and will feature NFTs — unique digital copies of physical artworks — by some of the greatest artists of the 19th century, with proceeds supporting the study, treatment and conservation of two paintings by Edgar Degas.
The NFT collection will be made available on laCollection.io across two distinct sales, with 24 artworks to be auctioned or sold at fixed prices starting from 299€. Sales will go live to applicants on July 13th, with general market sales starting on July 14th, 2022. Participating NFT collectors will enjoy a gamified experience, with a range of incentives, benefits and rewards to be unlocked throughout the sale for the purchase of multiple NFTs. Those who purchase two NFTs will receive a third from the same collection as a reward; the purchase of three NFTs will unlock access to an NFT of one of the two conserved Degas paintings from the MFA’s holdings. A Secret Box containing one of three selected pastels will be available to purchase during the sale. Alongside these digital benefits, NFT collectors will be offered a range of MFA benefits for their patronage, including access to the MFA’s varied membership programming, exhibition previews, curator events and an invitation to attend a behind-the-scenes viewing of select pastels from the Museum’s collection. For more information go to: laCollection.io