Virtual panel: NFTs, Race, and the Art Market

Thursday, 30 September | 2pm EDT | Live via Zoom

As the art world continues to reevaluate its relationship with and definition of race and gender, Christie’s is proud to offer a platform to encourage an open dialogue on intersectionality within the art market. Presented globally in New York, London, Hong Kong and online, our new discussion series Social Engagement and the Art Market invites scholars, artists and market professionals to foster a deeper examination of social issues as they relate to the art market.

Before Christie’s 1 October auction of Dread Scott’s socially charged piece White Male for Sale, panelists will contextualize his first NFT and its relationship to fungibility and race in the art market. The conversation will focus on emerging technologies and considerations of how the art market might be used as a tool to instigate social change and support social justice movements.


Barrett White, Executive Deputy Chairman, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s


Cheryl Finley, Ph.D., Director, The Atlanta University Center Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective, and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Art History, Spelman College


Tavia Nyong’o, Ph.D., Curator of Public Programming, Park Avenue Armory

Iris Nevins, Co-Founder and CEO, Umba Daima

Dread Scott, artist

Free and open to the public