Shantell Martin is LACMA's First Ever NFT Acquisition

Shantell Martin's NFT "THE QUESTION" is the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s (LACMA's) first-ever NFT acquisition as part of their newly formed fund to acquire digital art made by women artists.

Dhyandra Lawson, the assistant curator in LACMA’s photography department, commented, “This is an extremely fertile period for digital art. We’re just seeing tons of innovation by artists in a variety of media. [The fund] will really help us augment and expand our collection in important ways.”

In addition to NFTs, the fund will support works with artificial intelligence, augmented reality, animation, graphics, multimedia installation, photography, performance, software, sound, and video art.