An intangible tidal wave upset the art market in 2021. And which dethrones all artists, all gallery owners, all museums and their patrons this year.
And the winner is … Nobody, or almost. Or at least no one like you. At the head of the traditional «ArtReview Power 100 List» which sets the tone each year for what matters in art, an NFT. Understand a “non-fungible token”, or a “a non-fungible token, a special type of cryptographic token which represents a digital object such as an image, a video, an audio file, to which is attached a digital identity which is linked to a non-empty set of owners ”. Last year, it was already a concept, Black Lives Matter, which was at the top of the list. He nevertheless represented people, grouped together under a single entity.