Vienna’s Belvedere Museum, in collaboration with the NFT art collective artèQ, is launching an NFT drop of Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss”. The digital copy of the painting will be divided into 100 x 100 grids, resulting in 10,000 individual pieces that will be offered as NFTs.
The whitelisting phase took place on January 25th at midnight (CET). Interested NFT collectors can now register their interest on the official The Kiss NFT website. Then, on February 9th, collectors can purchase minted NFTs from the NFT collection.
The official drop will take place on Valentine’s Day – February 14th. A lottery will assign the 10,000 NFTs if there’s an overwhelming interest in the Gustav Klimt NFTs. Another key point is that the 10,000 segments of the work will also be allocated at random.
NFT holders can register their ownership on the official The Kiss NFT website. There, they can view the picture in its entirety as well as add a declaration of love. This addition makes the Gustav Klimt NFT the ideal Valentine’s Day gift for NFT enthusiasts.
ArtèQ founder Farbod Sadeghian also revealed the collective’s plans to further bridge the gap between traditional art and NFTs through a metaverse gallery: “We look forward to the creation of our own metaverse gallery, metaQ, where we users will be able to view and purchase a range of fine art NFTs.”
The Gustav Klimt NFTs join the list of NFTs created to honour a late artist’s work. These include the recently-announced Richard Bernstein NFTs, the Andy Warhol NFTs, and Michelangelo’s “Doni Tondo” NFT.