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This virtual exhibition features blue-chip artists Banksy, Jeff Koons and Kaws

Artcels, a digital art investment platform based in London, will host a virtual exhibition by some of the world's best-known contemporary artists from May 4 to May 18.

This virtual exhibition features blue-chip artists Banksy, Jeff Koons and Kaws

The exhibition, dubbed XXI, will feature works such as Blame Game, a set of 10 prints by well-known contemporary artist Kaws. (Photo: Artcels)

The COVID-19 pandemic has cut off face-to-face interactions, causing various industries to look at alternative digital spaces. With public spaces being shut, the art industry has also pivoted to staging exhibitions virtually online.

Artcels, a digital art investment platform based in London, in partnership with HOFA Gallery, has announced that it will host a virtual exhibition of masterpieces by some of the best-known contemporary artists. The show, dubbed XXI, is set to be the first-of-its-kind to feature blue-chip contemporary artists – including Banksy, Damien Hirst, George Condo, Jeff Koons and Kaws – in a virtual art exhibition.

Taking place from May 4 to May 18, XXI will showcase the artists’ works in a three-dimensional, high-definition format that is immersive, interactive and realistic. Works include Red Rabbit by Jeff Koons, Strawberry Donut by Banksy, and Blame Game, a portfolio of 10 prints by Kaws.

Speaking of the forthcoming virtual show, Elio D’Anna, co-founder of Artcels said, “It’s the very first time an art portfolio of this calibre has ever been presented as a virtual exhibition, and we’ve used the latest capturing and rendering technology, guaranteeing a true-to-life experience. During this difficult time, we are hoping this exhibition will bring some relief to those in isolation and be a bright spot to all art lovers across the globe.”

The virtual XXI exhibition will also offer viewers the opportunity to invest in the carefully curated art portfolio.

"During this difficult time, we are hoping this exhibition will bring some relief to those in isolation and be a bright spot to all art lovers across the globe.” – Elio D'Anna

XXI will go live on May 4 and will be accessible via secure link for two weeks until May 18.

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