Digital Artworks in Museums

Grandfather of NFTs

Digital Artworks in Museums 1980's

You can own both NFTs of Mel Alexenberg's Web3 digital art and his pioneering digital fine art prints of the 1980's signed by the artist. They are the same ones that are in the collections of 30 museums throughout the world that have Alexenberg's screenprints, lithographs, etchings, or multimedia artworks in their collections.

Owning both the original physical artwork and related NFTs realizes the current trend described in the New York Times article “NFT Collectors Getting Real.” It explained that new NFT collectors crave the context for their digital collections that art history can offer through physical artworks. Alexenberg's art is the realization of “phygital art,” a recently coined term to describe art experiences that create a dialogue between physical and digital art forms.

Click on an image below to discover more about each fine art print that you can own that was created by Mel Alexenberg, known as Grandfather of NFTs.

The Rembrandt inspired cyberangels in Alexenberg's prints came alive by flying around the globe on October 4, 1989, the 320th anniversary of Rembrandt's death. Their fax-art flights from city to city used AT&T's leading-edge communications technologies of the time.

They ascended from the AT&T building in New York, flew into Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam, then to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, to the Museum of the Tokyo University of the Arts, to the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, returning to New York, home of Alexenberg's multimedia prints in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the same prints you can also own with related NFTs.

See the “Rembrandt Internet Flights” box following this one to learn how you can enrich your NFT collection by also owning NFTs of virtual cyberangel flights through the Internet on October 4, 2019 to museums on five continents as a tribute to Rembrandt on the 350th anniversary of his death.