Who owns Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo? The NFT was originally conceived as a combination of a digital and physical art piece. A screen displays the replica of the work within a wooden copy of the original frame. After the sale, the Italian newspaper La Repubblica posed a series of questions creating a public debate on the ownership of the digital rights to Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo.
The Uffizi’s director, Eike Schmidt, has revealed that the museum had not done adequate due diligence when it came to structuring the deal around the NFT.