[Do not miss our entire separate section on NFTs, which contains some related literature as well.]

Art World & the Blockchain

Whitaker, A. (2019). Art and Blockchain: A Primer, History, and Taxonomy of Blockchain Use Cases in the Arts. Artivate: A Journal of Enterprise in the Arts, 8(2), 21–47. https://doi.org/10.34053/artivate.8.2.2

Whitaker, A., Bracegirdle, A., de Menil, S., Gitlitz, M. A., & Saltos, L. (2021). Art, antiquities, and blockchain: new approaches to the restitution of cultural heritage. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 27(3), 312–329. https://doi.org/10.1080/10286632.2020.1765163

Zhang, N. (2021). Being An Artist Is Hard: Navigating the Dynamics of Money and Power. SSRN Electronic Journal. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3848647

Abbate, T., Vecco, M., Vermiglio, C., Zarone, V., & Perano, M. (2022). Blockchain and art market: resistance or adoption? Consumption Markets & Culture, 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1080/10253866.2021.2019026

Woodall, A., & Ringel, S. (2020). Blockchain archival discourse: Trust and the imaginaries of digital preservation. New Media and Society, 22(12), 2200–2217. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444819888756

Zheng, Y. (2021). Blockchain, Privacy, and Artwork Registries: Consensus between Constraints. SSRN Electronic Journal. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3857241

Lotti, L. (2016). Contemporary art, capitalization and the blockchain: On the autonomy and automation of art’s value. Finance and Society, 2(2), 96–110. https://doi.org/10.2218/finsoc.v2i2.1724

Finucane, B. P. (2018). Creating With Blockchain Technology: the “Provably Rare” Possibilities of Crypto Art [University of British Columbia]. https://open.library.ubc.ca/soa/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0370991

Franceschet, M., Colavizza, G., Smith, T., Finucane, B., Ostachowski, M. L., Scalet, S., Perkins, J., Morgan, J., & Hernández, S. (2021). Crypto art: A decentralized view. Leonardo, 54(4), 402–405. https://doi.org/10.1162/leon_a_02003

Zeilinger, M. (2018). Digital Art as ‘Monetised Graphics’: Enforcing Intellectual Property on the Blockchain. Philosophy and Technology, 31(1), 15–41. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13347-016-0243-1

Trice, E. (2020). Digitizing the Aura: A Systems Update for the Contemporary Art World [University of Denver]. Master’s Thesis. https://digitalcommons.du.edu/etd/1866/

Lotti, L. (2018). Financialization as a Medium: Speculative Notes on Post-Blockchain Art. In Moneylab Reader 2: Overcoming the Hype. https://networkcultures.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/MONEYLABREADER2OVERCOMINGTHEHYPE.pdf

Valera, S. C., Valdés, P. F., & Viñas, S. M. (2021). NFT and digital art: New possibilities for the consumption, dissemination and preservation of contemporary works of art. Artnodes, 2021(28), 1–10. https://raco.cat/index.php/Artnodes/article/view/n28-valdes

Joselit, D. (2021). NFTs, or the readymade reversed. October, 175, 3–4. https://doi.org/10.1162/octo_a_00419

Brown, K. (2021). Screen culture, online auctions, and art market spectacle. Visual Studies, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1080/1472586X.2021.1915176

Sidorova, E. (2019). The Cyber Turn of the Contemporary Art Market. Arts, 8(3), 84. https://doi.org/10.3390/arts8030084

Trautman, L. J. (2021). Virtual Art and Non-fungible Tokens. SSRN Electronic Journal. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3814087

Baroni, B. El. (2021). Whither the Exhibition in the Age of Finance? Notes towards a Curatorial Practice of Leveraging. In Exhibitionary Acts of Political Imagination’. Editura Artes/ArtMonitor. https://www.academia.edu/61139554/Whither_the_Exhibition_in_the_Age_of_Finance_Notes_towards_a_Curatorial_Practice_of_Leveraging

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New Funding Models & Fractional Ownership

Ryan, M. D., Macrossan, P., Wright, S., & Adams, M. (2021). Blockchain and publishing: towards a publisher-centred distributed ledger for the book publishing industry. Creative Industries Journal, 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1080/17510694.2021.1939541

Chevet, S. (2018). Blockchain Technology and Non-Fungible Tokens: Reshaping Value Chains in Creative Industries. SSRN Electronic Journal. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3212662

Valeonti, F., Bikakis, A., Terras, M., Speed, C., Hudson-Smith, A., & Chalkias, K. (2021). Crypto collectibles, museum funding and openGLAM: Challenges, opportunities and the potential of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 11(21), 9931. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11219931

Whitaker, A., & Kräussl, R. (2020). Fractional equity, blockchain, and the future of creative work. Management Science, 66(10), 4591–4611. https://doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2020.3633

van Haaften-Schick, L., & Whitaker, A. (2021). From the Artist’s Contract to the Blockchain Ledger: New Forms of Artists’ Funding using Equity and Resale Royalties. In SSRN Electronic Journal (Vol. 23529, Issue 2). https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3842210

O’Dwyer, R. (2020). Limited edition: Producing artificial scarcity for digital art on the blockchain and its implications for the cultural industries. Convergence, 26(4), 874–894. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354856518795097

Baym, N., Swartz, L., & Alarcon, A. (2019). Convening technologies: Blockchain and the music industry. International Journal of Communication, 13, 402–421. https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/8590

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