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Commentary: NFTs are the greatest disruption to the art since cubism

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Chicago Tribune

Societal transformations often spark controversy. In the early 1900s, a new movement in art — derisively called “cubism” for the bizarre cubes the art supposedly depicted — sparked backlash. In 1913, students of the School of the Art Institute even organized a mass protest. The students “convicted” Henri Matisse for “artistic murder” and imposed the death penalty in a mock trial. Though Matisse wasn’t a cubist, the term was associated then with everything evil about modern art. The misguided students weren’t alone. U.S. newspapers fomented people’s fears about cubism. The artists were disparag…

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