NEW YORK, NY.- Artists Rights Society
, the preeminent copyright, licensing, and monitoring organization for visual artists in the United States, announced Arsnla new digital platform that guides artists and institutions through the creation of digital projects and ambitious works of art on the blockchain. Founded by Katarina Feder, a Vice President of ARS, Arsnl bridges the fine art world and digital art space through collaboration and intellectual property protection. Arsnl will launch with digital artworks minted as NFTs by legendary American artist Frank Stella.
Arsnl expands upon ARSs 35-year legacy of intellectual property representation and innovation for its 122,000+ creators and partners. Members of the ARS global network include Andy Warhol, Chloe Wise, Elizabeth Colomba, Frida Kahlo, Georgia OKeeffe, Jenny Holzer, Pablo Picasso, Kenny Scharf, and Mickalene Thomas, among others.
ARS recognized an opportunity to provide greater protection for artists in the under-regulated digital sphere by leveraging new technologies and the growing Web3 ecosystem. Through curated exhibitions, auctions, and key strategic partnerships, Arsnl creates new economies for blue-chip and legacy artists while connecting digital creators to traditional collectors and global brands.
Arsnl provides technical and legal expertise to help navigate the complex processes of NFT minting, promotion, and the licensing of artists intellectual property on the blockchain, as well as guidance to museums and corporations. Upcoming projects include drops from vanguard artists including Leonora Carrington, LeRoy Neiman, and a collaboration between the Quilters of Gees Bend and generative artist Anna Lucia.
The vision for Arsnl is to carry the Artists Rights Society ethos of protection and promotion into the NFT and digital art space, said Katarina Feder, Arsnl Founder and CEO and a Vice President and Director of Business Development for ARS. Arsnl will guide artists and partners through the creation of digital projects and works of art on the blockchainwhile also championing artist-first policies, including built-in royalties and resale rights.