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Yuga Labs Kicked Off A New Project To Get Punks In Museums Around The World

Yuga Labs introduced the community to its new art initiative to get CryptoPunks into art museums around the world.

“We’re honored to announce the Punks Legacy Project, an initiative by Yuga Labs to donate iconic CryptoPunks from our collection to museums around the world,” CryptoPunks Brand Lead Noah Davis wrote. “Our team will oversee the donation and installation of several CryptoPunks to leading contemporary art museums around the globe, providing these museums with resources regarding security, NFT display best practices, and Web3 education.”

To kick off the initiative, Yuga Labs donated CryptoPunk #305 to the Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami. This punk is meaningful to the city of Miami because its number, and the City's area code are the same.

CryptoPunk #305 is a three-attribute female albino punk with purple lipstick, VR eyes and a Blonde Bob. Based on these traits, CryptoPunk #305 is the 1476th most punk CryptoPunk, according to Rarity Tools.

“The acquisition of a CryptoPunk by a major art museum affirms the collection’s pioneering role in the rise of cryptoart, and we’re thrilled to be working with ICA Miami given Yuga Labs’ deep Miami roots,” Davis wrote. “Seeing a Punk on the wall of a museum next to famous artists only affirms what I felt that evening when Beeple’s art made history – NFTs are changing contemporary art.

Following Yuga Labs donation, ICA Miami took to Twitter and thanked the company for the punk.

CryptoPunk #305 will be displayed in the Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami beginning on December 2nd, 2022.

If you work with a museum and you are interested in having a CryptoPunk on display, you can reach out to Yuga Labs here:

The Bored Ape Gazette will continue to follow the Punks Legacy Project and will keep you posted on which Museum’s get Punk'd!

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