"White Male for Sale": Dread Scott’s First NFT

Shanti Escalante-De Mattei, ARTnews, September 14, 2021

Dread Scott, the self-described revolutionary artist and professional troublemaker, is selling his first NFT at Christie's in New York on October 1st. White Male for Sale is a looping video of a white man standing on an auction block in the middle of a Brooklyn sidewalk.


Scott was inspired to make the piece when he first heard about the concept of a non-fungible token. "The term fungible resonated differently for me due to its use by scholars of the history of slavery," Scott said in a press release. "People are inherently non-fungible. But as slavery became an integral part of developing capitalism, enslavers sought to make people fungible."