Acquisition of Jonas Lund’s “Smart Burn Contract” Keeps Centre Pompidou Collection in Public Hand

“A right-wing talking point is often that the Centre Pompidou should be self-funded by selling its collection—and now they are no longer able.”
– Swedish artist Jonas Lund, rejoicing at the politics of the museum’s acquisition of his NFT artwork Smart Burn Contract – Hoarder (2021). Part of a series of contractual agreements, Hoarder prohibits the owner from ever selling any works in their collection. If the agreement is broken, Lund will destroy the piece by burning the NFT and thus removing it from the museum’s wallet. [quote edited]
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