In addition, Christie’s is selling the world’s biggest white diamond, while French museums are banding together to provide supplies to their Ukrainian counterparts.
The MetaHistory NFT Museum, a blockchain-based record of the Russian invasion, is being launched by Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation. NFTs of digital art reflecting Ukraine’s recent history will be on display at the museum, along with textual commentary. The proceeds from the NFT sales will be used to help the country’s humanitarian efforts. The romanticization of substance misuse and the cultural fixation with artist addicts in the twentieth century has taken a turn amid a more open attitude toward drugs and alcohol. Intoxication has now evolved into a matter of self-improvement. And according to M. H. Miller, “the addict artist has become, if not altogether passé, then at least less conspicuous.”