Miami Art Show Drops Cool Cats & Mason Rothschild NFT Tickets to Art Basel
The world’s largest contemporary art show returns to sell tickets as NFTs. Will this become the new standard for event ticketing?
The iconic art show returns!
SCOPE, the largest contemporary art show in the world, returns with limited-edition NFT tickets featuring artwork from Cool Cats and Mason Rothschild.
Dropping on November 3, SCOPE has partnered with Creative Artist Agency (CAA) – the leading entertainment and sports agency – and YellowHeart – a Web3 marketplace – to bring these tickets to life.
Tickets will be redeemable for entry to 130 international galleries at Art Basel for a beachside exhibition.
The NFT tickets will feature exclusive digital artwork from Cool Cats and Mason Rothschild and will be available for trade and resale before and after the event.
Ticket packages are as follows:
- Platinum NFT Ticket: Includes access to the entire beachside art show, starting with a platinum first view on November 29 from 17:00 to 21:00 UTC with the option to bring one guest.
- VIP NFT Ticket: Includes access to the entire art show, starting with a VIP preview on November 29 from 21:00 to 01:00 UTC with the option to bring one guest.
Colin Egan aka Clon, Founder, Artist and Creative Director at Cool Cats, shared:
“With this piece, Take Off, I wanted to focus on the background and how it makes you feel. The clouds slowly drift over a bright blue sky to create a calm atmosphere. The empty field leading into the mountains creates a bigger focus on the hot air balloon. The motion of the hot air balloon represents a breathing cycle, reinforcing the calm theme of the piece.”
Mason Rothschild, Digital Artist and Co-founder of Temporary Contemporary, said:
“Floaties” was inspired by Sebastian Vettel’s message at the Miami Grand Prix to “Act Now, Swim Later”. If we don’t act urgently on climate change now, get ready to swim to the next SCOPE art show.”
SCOPE Miami Beach will take place from November 29 through December 4, 2022, at its usual beachfront location at 801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida.
Catch the drop at 13:00 UTC on Thursday, November 3, on the YellowHeart website.
Many have presumed that gaming, digital arts and avatars are the only use cases for NFTs, but it isn’t. Obviously, NFTs can be used in far more ways than they are, one of which is – you guessed it – NFT tickets!
We’ve seen a myriad of issues with the traditional ticketing system – from fraudulent tickets to scalping to illicit reselling and this is hardly surprising for an industry that has barely moved beyond barcodes.
Blockchain technology seems to be an obvious fit for change as it offers complete transparency of the tickets’ authenticity. With this emerging technology, NFTs can provide a more secure and efficient event entry, adding more value to their community – not to mention the resalable shiny Cool Cats and Mason Rothschild NFTs pre and post-event.
A shift into NFT ticketing may be a significant win for the industry.