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Picasso's Descendants to Sell More Than 1,000 NFTs Linked to Never-Before-Seen Ceramic Work

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Marina Picasso, granddaughter of artist Pablo Picasso, with her son Florian Picasso and the ceramic artwork created by Pablo Picasso.

Marina Picasso said the ceramic created by her grandfather, Pablo Picasso, is "a work that represents a face, and it’s very expressive. It’s joyful, happy. It represents life.”

Credit: Boris Heger/AP

Pablo Picasso's descendants plan to auction off more than 1,000 digital pieces representing a previously unseen ceramic work by the Spanish artist.

The non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are connected to a ceramic piece the artist created in October 1958.

Purchasers will not own the ceramic or rights to images of it; they will be buying digital tokens, unique digital representations of the piece that certify their authenticity.

Florian Picasso, his great-grandson, said, "We're trying to build a bridge between the NFT world and the fine art world."

The NFTs will be accompanied by music compiled by Florian Picasso, songwriter John Legend, and rapper Nas.

A portion of the proceeds of the auction are to be donated to charity.

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