English artist Damien Hirst’s latest project, The Currency, is an artwork in two forms. Its physical form is 10,000 unique hand-painted A4 sheets covered in colourful dots. In the same way as paper money, each sheet includes a holographic image of Hirst, a signature, a microdot and – in place of a serial number – a small individual message. The NFTs cost $2,000 apiece. But the twist: Their eventual owners have one year to choose between holding onto the NFT or exchanging it for its physical creation. In an extremely unique twist, the one owners don’t pick will be destroyed. Will you be buying one of Hirst's NFTs?
“They’re both art, and they’re both equal. I had to buy into that first, and I have to buy into the idea that I’m happy with destroying physical art and destroying the NFTs.” —