The awaited auction of contemporary art in digital format of the 'Glitch-ism' series scheduled by
in nft (non-fungible tokens) mode starting from 24 March, but then blocked by controversy over the total absence of female artists among the signatures of the aligned works.
The story continues to hold sway in specialist British art publications.
The famous London auction house had announced the shutdown as early as Sunday, with a statement in which it undertook to "remedy the imbalance in the representation of works offered for sale through a more equitable and differentiated presence of artists on a date" from to be destined.
The case had been triggered by one of the best-known artists included in the initiative,
, who had announced - the only participant - the decision to withdraw his works out of gender "solidarity" towards female or transgender colleagues: given the absence in the initial catalog also of "a single artist who identified her gender as female".