Text: “Curator Accused of Making NFTs of Works by Anish Kapoor and Others Without Permission.” Artnews.com

Extract: “British curator Ben Moore is being accused of NFT theft. According to the Financial Times, Moore is facing claims that he made NFTs of works by various artists, including Anish Kapoor, without the creators’ permission.

Back in 2013, Moore worked with Kapoor, Damien Hirst, David Bailey and others for a charity project called Art Wars, for which artists applied their signature styles to Stormtrooper helmets. Last week, Moore launched a new initiative, also called Art Wars, that sold pictures of the works made for the 2013 project as NFTs. According to Financial Times, more than $6 million has traded hands for the 1,138 available NFTs to date.” https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/ben-moore-nft-theft-allegations-1234611145/

This specific example highlights ethical and legal issues linked to ownership and copyright of works of art. The ethical issues here are a bit more complicated since NFTs are so new.