Art Basel Miami Beach is known worldwide as the cool sister-meets-party monster of the blue-chip art fair that also holds court in Hong Kong and originally Basel, Switzerland. For one week each December, the streets of Miami flood with the likes of artists, collectors, gallerists, curators, and crowds of cultural spectators and speculators. This year though, the breezes of South Beach have ushered in an emerging audience that is driven by technology, wheeling and dealing in the new fast-paced world of NFTs, crypto currencies, digital investments, metaverses and more.
In the spirit of embracing this important new group of art-meets-tech players, Jayaram Law hosted an event with no less than six partners who are shaping and leading the charge in these new digital frontiers including Republic Realm, Decrypt Media and Decrypt Studios, Dragonfly Capital, Polygon, Amber Group, and Huobi.
We had a blast getting our friends together at the Strawberry Moon cabanas in the Goodtime Hotel sharing cocktails and laughs, making new friends and hugging old ones while having meaningful conversations about all things metaverse. The way we see it, now is the time not only to celebrate the successes at the intersection of art and tech (congrats to Republic Realm for setting a record in The Sandbox for the biggest NFT sale!), but also to dig into the challenges—and potential solutions—that will be shaping this new market.