Last Updated on February 5, 2023
With NFTs beginning to shift the conversation around art, more artists, designers, and creators are flocking to the digital realm than ever before to try and get a piece of the action. With some of the most expensive NFTs selling in the millions, such as Everydays: The First 5,000 Days ($69.3 million), Human One ($28.9 million), and Cryptopunk #7523 ($11.75 million), it’s safe to say NFT art is well and truly making its way to the mainstream.
With that said, there is still one big obstacle that many NFT owners are struggling with when it comes to selling/marketing their work, and that is finding an appropriate medium to display it through. In many cases, their NFTs sit on phones, laptops, and hard drives where they cannot be appreciated, and potential buyers can’t view them. However, there are some solutions to this problem.
This article will explore three different methods for displaying your NFTs, both in the real world and the digital. Let’s get into it.
Displaying NFTs In The Real World
As the industry blooms and NFTs become more popular, an increasing number of companies are pioneering solutions that allow NFT owners to display their collections in all their glory, and the results are often spectacular. As you might expect, displaying NFTs in the real world can be quite a challenge considering these art pieces are digital in nature. Yet, there are some innovative solutions.
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Digital photo and video frames are typically the best means for displaying NFT art in the real world. Whether it’s to hang up on the wall in your home or for an art showroom, these digital frames come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles to match just about every situation. Depending on the type of NFT you want to display, you can opt for options such as 2K/4K resolution, anti-glare, and even acrylic displays.
Prices vary quite substantially depending on the size of the frame, quality of the resolution, and its functionality. You can pick up a cheap digital frame for around $80 for a custom frame with an 854×480 display, all the way up into the thousands for top-of-the-range solutions that bring out the very best in your artwork.
Physical Prints With QR Codes
If you are an artist who wants to display their artwork in a showroom, sometimes you will have to settle for reducing your NFTs down to a physical print. After all, most showrooms aren’t up to speed with the NFT industry just yet, which means they cannot display them on digital frames. To get around this, simply add a QR code next to your physical print that links to an informational page about your NFT and the marketplace where they can buy it.
Displaying NFTs Online
With the very nature of NFTs being a digital asset, the easiest and often most pragmatic solution for displaying your works is online. Here are some of the best ways to do that:
NFT marketplaces and galleries
The vast majority of NFT sales take place on digital marketplaces and galleries. These platforms have been specifically designed to host NFT collections, making the transfer of NFTs between artists and inventors as straightforward as possible. Many of these galleries offer a similar UI to Instagram, where you can scroll through multiple art pieces from one easy-to-use platform. They also offer social features, such as liking, subscribing/following, commenting, sharing, and of course, direct messaging for price negotiation.
If you want to get the most exposure for your artwork, NFT marketplaces and galleries are by far your best bet. If your goal is to display your NFTs in the hopes of finding a buyer, you should think carefully about which NFT marketplace to utilize, especially if you are selling a specialized piece of art, such as an in-game collectible. Check out our guide for a comprehensive list of the best marketplaces for each type of NFT in 2022.
Any artist worth their salt these days must have some sort of social media following if they want to remain relevant and keep their audience informed with their latest collections. While social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook may not display your art in the highest resolution, the added perks they offer, such as engagement, reach, and the potential to build your brand, are simply too good to pass up.
Hosting your NFTs on a private website to which you own the rights is a great way to maintain complete control over your artwork. You get to display your NFTs however you see fit, and you can decide whether or not you want to take them down or alter them in any way. The only downside is that traffic to portfolio sites is usually quite low, so if you’re looking to create buzz around your artwork, this tactic won’t suffice on its own.
With that said, if you’re a collector and just want to show off the NFTs that you own, then a portfolio website could be perfect for you.
Displaying NFTs In The Metaverse
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Last but not least, if you want to go full-on futuristic mode and sell your digital art in a fully virtual world, then you can sell your NFTs in the metaverse. For those of you unaware, the metaverse is a collection of virtual worlds or shared virtual spaces that merge AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) to create an immersive experience. In other words, the metaverse functions as an alternate world where users/players can buy virtual land, products, and services – including NFTs.
As a result, the metaverse is a great place to showcase your NFTs, especially since most people who participate in these virtual worlds are well accustomed to the industry and understand the value of these pieces of art. Two of the most popular destinations for displaying your artwork in the metaverse are Cryptovoxels and Decentraland. Just be warned, virtual space tends to get a little pricey!
Don’t be afraid to show off
The way you display your NFTs is a very personal choice. With that said, since NFTs are digital assets, it is generally easier to showcase your art online through a marketplace, social media, or a portfolio website – and if you’re feeling adventurous, then the metaverse offers an interesting alternative.
As mentioned, there are a growing number of solutions that allow you to display your NFT in the real world, and there are bound to be even more exciting innovations just waiting around the corner. Whatever you decide, don’t be afraid to show off your prized assets and start building some hype around your brand.
An NFT display refers to a way that allows users to view, showcase, and share their non-fungible tokens (NFTs) with others.
An artist needs to sell his NFT somehow, right? Using a display, NFT owners can showcase their collection and share it with others. It also offers a way for NFT buyers and sellers to discover and explore new NFTs
Some popular NFT displays include online displays, physical art museums and NFT-style places for art fans, and more. Read this article for more information.