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 …

Grain’s “Clover” Collection Reveals the Playfulness and Sustainability of Cork

Accountability to the planet lies at the heart of this new range, on view at NYC's Colony

Comprising a series of floral-shaped side and coffee tables made from renewable and carbon positive cork, Clover is an elegant and playful execution of sustainable furniture—but it’s also much more. Crafted by Chelsea and James Minola’s Washington-based design practice, Grain, and debuting in NYC at Jean Lin’s design co-op, Colony (on display until 30 September), the collection weaves together innovative materials and technological research while paying tribute …

“Food in New York: Bigger Than the Plate” Exhibit Re-Designs the City’s Foodways

Over 20 NYC artists converge inside the Museum of the City of New York to examine contemporary issues through the lens of nourishment

Often heralded as one of the culinary capitals of the world, New York City is made up of renowned and diverse food. “Literally,” says historian, environmental activist and curator at the Museum of the City of New York Monxo López. “Manhattan itself rests on oysters. A lot of the island that was created was done so with oyster shells.” This, as well as other fascinating …