Because they can.
By Yehudit Mam
Cats have been the subjects of art since time immemorial, but now thanks to the collaborative creativity that the internets and blockchain have unleashed, for the first time in human and feline history, cats can become major collectors of classic masterpieces from the human art canon. Their eternal wish, that they can become collectors and patrons of the arts, in this case of real, living artists, has finally come true.
Why is this important? Because it reflects one of the most exciting, promising and positive aspects of blockchain applications, which is that projects like Cryptokitties allow for building extensions like Kitty Hats, an outfit that furnishes Cryptokitties with accessories. If CryptoKitties can breed, it stands to reason that they should be able to own fine art. Oliver Roeder wondered about whether blockchain art applications are just going to replicate everything that is wrong about the physical art market.
We think these Kitties are more about the good things in life. True, for some of them it may be a question of status. But the good news is that each one of these artistic kitties is acting as a patron for a breathing, living artist. Not only are they art connoiseurs, they are felinethropists.
We figured that these CryptoKitties deserved the best art. So we decided to offer them a selection of 22 very limited edition art masterpieces by the likes of Leonardo Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Miró, Dalí, Degas, Vermeer, Murillo, Boticelli, Munch, Kahlo, Michelangelo, and more, reinterpreted by some of our artists at DADA. Each artwork credits the original painting and artist, and the artist who recreated it at DADA, so people can learn about art while their kitties get all the glory.
If you want to own a cat who owns art, you better get ether, the accepted currency for Cryptokitties, Kitty Hats and DADA.