Artificial Intelligence Can’t Hold Copyright

Artificial Intelligence Can’t Hold Copyright

An artificial intelligence won’t be allowed to copyright a work of art, according to the US Copyright Office. In 2019, Steven Thaler attempted to formally copyright a digital painting on behalf of an algorithm he’d made, called the Creativity Machine. The...
Security Guard Doodles on $1M Painting

Security Guard Doodles on $1M Painting

A security guard in a Russian art gallery damaged a million dollar painting by doodling eyes on it, in what is being called “a lapse in sanity.” Anna Leporskaya’s avant-garde painting Three Figures was painted at some time in the 1930s, and features three...
Picasso Heirs Make NFT of Rare Work

Picasso Heirs Make NFT of Rare Work

Picasso heirs are looking to enter the cryptocurrency market in a big way, selling off photos of a never-circulated Picasso original as NFTs. Pablo Picasso’s career was long and incredibly prolific. In the 75 years he spent making art, he produced an estimated...
Konami Hits the NTF Market

Konami Hits the NTF Market

Konami auctioned off their first NFTs, featuring artwork from their famous Castlevania series. Together, they went for over $156,000. The Konami Memorial NFT Collection was minted to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Castlevania, a series of video games, comics, and...
Christopher Wright and His Possible Van Dyck

Christopher Wright and His Possible Van Dyck

Christopher Wright made a name for himself by identifying a painting as fake. Now he’s sure he’s found a real one. Christopher Wright, 76, is a retired art historian. His expert career was built around 17th-century French painters like Poussin, Vermeer,...
Stolen Portrait Finds Its Way Back

Stolen Portrait Finds Its Way Back

A stolen portrait finds its way home. Even before WWII ended, the conflict over art appropriated into Nazi hands has been waged. For decades, documents showing the party had legally bought many works at auction from Jewish sellers were allowed to stand, making the art...
A Comic Book Just Broke $2.6M at Auction

A Comic Book Just Broke $2.6M at Auction

A comic book just sold for $2.6 million in auction via the online auction company ComicConnect, to an anonymous buyer. Superman #1 isn’t just any comic book. The 1939 issue is one of the Holy Grails of comic book collecting, with original survivors being...
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