The Community Conclusion to Damien Hirst’s NFT Collection “The Currency”

Launched in July 2021, The Currency is an NFT collection by Damien Hirst in collaboration with international art service HENI. It comprises 10,000 NFTs—each of which corresponds to one of the artist’s spot paintings—which could be traded in for the physical artwork. 4,851 token holders of The Currency opted to keep their NFTs, leaving their corresponding paintings to be exhibited and then burned by Hirst at the collection’s …

Dubai Watch Week’s “Moves New York” Horology Forum

The event's inspiring director general, Hind Seddiqi, outlines the future of the non-commercial platform

In a clever multi-room build-out along Washington Street in NYC’s Meatpacking District, Dubai Watch Week hosted the “Moves New York” Horology Forum this 24-25 September. A gathering of diverse, thoughtful minds in watchmaking and the watch industry at large, the pop-up event aimed to share information, increase access and encourage dialogue. Open to the public, it was friendly and inclusive (words not often associated with horology), …

Makaya McCraven: In These Times

The title track from Makaya McCraven’s recently released album, In These Times, is a swirling, otherworldly piece that perfectly sets the tone for the album. The Chicago-based composer, bandleader, producer and multi-instrumentalist’s music artfully combines elements of jazz, hip-hop, Motown, folk, funk and beyond to create an elegant melange. The album itself is an amalgam—made up of snippets of improv sessions and live performances that …