Like the stories that form this issue’s feature section, the illustration on the right represents a thematic mashup of the art market’s old guard and newest players: Grant Wood’s American Gothic meets the blinged-out billion-dollar NFT collection Bored Ape Yacht Club. But if there’s one thing art traditionalists and NFT enthusiasts have in common, it’s a recent explosion in high-dollar sales. The following pages explain why you should care and how to get involved.

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