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Art has entered a brand-new age—one in which digital works are fetching as high if not higher prices than physical works. NFT naysayers have to concede that Pak’s The Merge (which fetched $91.8M on the marketplace Nifty Gateway this year, or Beeple’s The First 500 Days (which sold for a cool $69.3M at Christie’s) is a sign that NFTs are here to stay, at least for a few years.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing for physical artists, many of whom are making the shift and converting their works into NFTs. If you don’t need to be sold on the idea of digital art, and you have invested in a few NFTs, how can you display them so that your purchases can amount to more than mere ‘bragging rights’?

Taking a Cue from Top Auction Houses

Digital art can be spellbinding, fun, and emotion-packed, eliciting much the same emotions as traditional art forms. The news is awash with NFT gallery launches, but Christie’s and Sotheby’s were front-runners in this respect, having held exhibitions in 2021 in dedicated spaces across the globe.

Sotheby’s first NFT exhibition, called Natively Digital, was held simultaneously in London, New York, and Hong Kong. It featured artworks from emerging NFT artists and ‘old masters’ alike, dazzling collectors, curators, and enthusiasts with a wide variety of works.

To display the art, Sotheby’s simply fitted flat-screen TVs onto walls. If this idea appeals, top choices in terms of size and resolution include the Samsung QN32LS03TBFXZA (with a 3840×2160 resolution and a size of 75”/65”/32”) or the Samsung QN75LS03AAFXZ featuring 4K HDR, Dual LED resolution and a 43” size.

Printing Your Works

Savvy NFT artists ensure that their works are uploaded in a high-resolution format. This way, buyers can make the most of their purchases, printing them for use as accessories or for display purposes in their homes or commercial establishments. If you go this route, ensure that the frame suits the spirit of your chosen work. Many NFT works have a modern, sometimes fantastical air to them, in which case a simple, neutral frame in black, metal, or dark wood will work.

For graffiti and animated style works, on the other hand, bold 1980s style frames in bright pink, green, or purple will fit the bill. If you will be displaying various works, some in digital format and others as prints, black or metallic is your best bet, since most TVs bear similarly hued frames.

Smart Art Frames

Not all NFTs are impressionistic, modern, or naif. The good news for lovers of figurative art is that there are dedicated ‘smart screens’ for digital art, bearing beautiful traditional frames in materials such as light wood. Check out digital photo display screens by brands like Meural, which have a host of frame styles.

The Meural Canvas II, with its pretty light wood frame is an ideal choice for NFTs with a classic or traditional feel. A similar product to check out is the BlockFrameNFT Crypto Grame, which is compatible with a host of NFT wallets and whose frame has video support and 4K capacity.

It’s an exciting time for art collectors, with so many NFTS vying for one’s attention. NFTs are said to be no more than ‘bragging rights’, since buyers are essentially obtaining a special hash that signifies they have purchased a work. You can bust this myth easily by displaying your NFT art collection at home, choosing screens, prints, or smart frames to do so in a captivating manner.

Luke Hickman is a printmaker and artist with over 15 years of experience. He studied at Norwich University, graduating with a BA (Hons) Fine Art, and has worked in both the commercial printing and digital marketing industries for over 7 years. Luke's work revolves around the idea of creating art that can illustrate a story with topics covering war, politics and history.

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